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Shifting with Grace
Learners who play stringed instruments discover how to shift with ease and accuracy throughout the range of their instruments, resulting in the ability to perform orchestral and solo music at a more advanced level.
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Eros and Psyche: Part 1
With Eros and Psyche, your learners will have the opportunity to combine the art of reader's theater with a study of the ancient Greek gods! This engaging reader's theater script will also serve as a fantastic way for your class members...
6th - 10th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
A Shape-Note Singing Lesson
Students discover the shape-note method of singing. In this reading and notating music lesson, students learn the four shapes of the shape-note method and the tradition of Sacred Harp singers. Students sing the shapes of "Yankee Doodle"...
3rd - 8th Visual & Performing Arts
Gravity and Grace: Monumental Works by El Anatsui
Critical thinking comes in all shapes and sizes. Here, kids will get critical as they consider the wonderful art of El Anatsui. Written to engage learners visiting the Brooklyn Museum, the lesson focuses on a huge piece created by...
1st - 8th Social Studies & History
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
References to Antiquity in Visual Arts (1848 - 1914)
Examine the Latin and Greek language and civilization during the 19th century by exploring the mediums available then. Students examine scenes related to Greek and Roman literature and compare and contrast them.
9th - 10th Visual & Performing Arts
Islamic Art; Exploring the Visual Arts of the Middle East
The intent of this unit is to demonstrate some of the traditional arts of the Middle East. Extensive background information on the religion, culture, and nature of Islamic art found throughout the Middle East is provided. Each of the...
5th - 8th Social Studies & History
Inspired by Muses, Graces and Fates
Students examine how artists express the Muses through the arts. In this art and history instructional activity, students work cooperatively to identify the Greek Muses, Graces and the Fates. Students will identify the attributes of...
5th - 9th Visual & Performing Arts