Seasonal Scroll Painting
Students take a field trip to a Botanical Gardens. They observe plants and the seasonal changes they go through and create their own scroll painting.
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Middle School General Music Unit Plans
Here's a collection of unit plans for middle school musicians. Topics include the mbira, opera, rhythm and culture, music in Africa, music in the movies, music theory and notation, blues and jazz, and the ocarina. Definitely worth a look.
6th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts
Portraits Visual and Written: Louisa May Alcott and Samuel Clemens
Students discover the life and work of an American author, either Samuel Clemens or Louisa May Alcott. In this study of visual and written portraits lesson, students take a look at the authors through four different sources: a portrait,...
5th - 8th English Language Arts
The Great Wave by Katsushika Hokusai
The art of Katsushika Hokusai is so exciting! Get your sixth graders excited about the interesting life and magnificent art of Hokusai while engaging them in a discussion based on critical thinking. Then let them get creative as they...
6th Visual & Performing Arts
You Too Can Haiku: How to Write a Haiku
Students explore language arts by writing their own poems. In this haiku lesson, students investigate the Japanese culture and their beautiful music, poetry and art. Students count the syllables in every line of a haiku poem and write...
2nd - 4th Visual & Performing Arts