Reflecting Culture Through Coins
Students research and recreate coins from ancient civilizations to determine how the imagery reflects the cultures which originally made them.
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The Day The Earth Stood Still: Historical and Cultural Context
Watch the Skies! Duck and Cover! Project Blue Book! Film, as a reflection of historical, cultural, and social issues, are the focus of the final lessons in a film unit that uses primary source documents and Robert Wise's 1951 version of...
6th - 10th Visual & Performing Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Storytelling and Culture
Students examine the cultural tradition of storytelling. In this storytelling activity, students explore stories from 3 different cultures and evaluate the roles that storytelling plays in each of the cultures to pass on values and beliefs.
7th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts
How Cultures Differ - Two Different Perspectives on the Same Even
Students explore the effects of culture through the story Running by Peter Hessler. In this geography and cultural lesson, students act as newspaper reporters covering the story of the race. Students write newspaper articles as reporters...
6th - 12th Social Studies & History
A Picture's Worth a Thousand Words: Exploring an Era through Visual Culture
Ninth graders examine the role of culture in society. After viewing a painting, they expand their knowledge of the Civil Rights movement. They analyze the era by reading poetry and listening to music. They create a visual image to...
9th Visual & Performing Arts
Explore Cultural Diversity Through Art
Explore cultural diversity and build tolerance. Learners view art representing various cultures by Canadian painters. (Adapt with images or artists that reflect your demographics.) The class creates a collage or mural depicting cultural...
10th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts