Sing As One
Students identify and discuss what judges listen for in a musical performance. They sing vocal exercises, sing solo acapella, and as a group.
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Songwriting Skill - Brainstorming Ideas: The Cheetah Girls - “One Love”
Encourage your class members to sing a song of themselves to celebrate their experiences by composing lyrics only they can write. This initial exercise begins with a brainstorming session based on "One World." Class members suggest...
5th - 10th English Language Arts
New Review Dream Big...With Your Eyes Wide Open
For many people, Barack Obama's presidency was the next step in Martin Luther King, Jr's dream of America's future. Explore the dreams of Americans past and present, as well as the young Americans in your class, with a set of activities...
6th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
The Harlem Renaissance (1920’s-1930’s)
How did the geography of Harlem help create the Harlem Renaissance? Class members learn about the origins of the movement as they study this 1920s-1930s movement. Groups rotate through four stations examining art, music, a satirical...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Lesson: Stepping into the Past
How have things changed from the past until now? Young art historians examine a screen painted in Mexico during the 1700s. They discuss the differences between a garden party then and now. They then write a journal entry about the party...
6th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts
"Strike a Pose:" Music and Vogueing in The Winter's Tale
After class members have read and discussed Act III of The Winter’s Tale, groups select one line from Act III, scene i that they feel captures the essence of the entire scene. They then create a tableaux that best depicts the scene’s...
11th - 12th English Language Arts
Lesson: One of These Things is Not Like the Other
Kids kick of the instructional activity by comparing and contrasting the focus painting to other similar paintings of Native American women. They then compare their own personal portraits (photographs) in a similar way. They use the...
1st - 6th Visual & Performing Arts