Students examine three perspectives from which to compose a photograph. They plan a shot list and take photos that demonstrate an understanding of the rules of composition.
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Comic Strip Scale Drawing Project
Add some visual arts to your pre-algebra curriculum with an engaging drawing project. After choosing a favorite comic strip, picture, or illustration, young mathematicians create enlarged scale drawings following a set of defined criteria.
5th - 8th Math CCSS: Adaptable
The Filmmaking Process
What happens during the pre-production, production, and post-production stages of the filmmaking process? This 30-page packet, designed to be used with a viewing of Frank Capra's Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, is loaded with materials,...
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts CCSS: Adaptable
A Study Guide for The Phantom of the Opera
Immerse yourself in the beautiful, twisted world of Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Phantom of the Opera. A detailed lesson plan provides important details about the writing, stagecraft, music, and literary elements of the famous musical, as...
9th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For
This fabulous learning exercise has students listen to the song by U2, "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For." Students underline all lines with present perfect tense in them, and list which participles are regular and irregular....
4th - 6th Visual & Performing Arts
Mark The Bard!
Commemorate the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death with a packet of cross-curricular literacy lessons and activities centered around two of the Bard's most popular plays, Macbeth and The Tempest. Class members look for evidence of...
7th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Portraits, Pears, And Perfect Landscapes: Investigating Genre in the Visual Arts
Differentiate between the various genres in the visual arts world, particularly in Western painting. Your class can view and discuss, in small groups, paintings published on the National Galleries website. Then each student individually...
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts
Children research the paintings of Italian artist Raphael and compare them to the works of Michelangelo and Leonardo da Vinci. They engage in close observations of one person while they prepare to paint a portrait. They create original,...
1st - 12th Visual & Performing Arts
A Cinematic Journey Through Visual Effects
George Méliès realized in the early days of cinema that, "Films have the ability to capture dreams." From classic movies like A Trip to the Moon, The Lost World, and Metropolis, to more modern marvels like Blade Runner, Jurassic Park,...
7 mins 9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts CCSS: Adaptable