Sketchbook Ideas for Elementary
Students use sketchbooks improve their drawing techniques. Given a list of pictures to sketch, students practice drawing. Their artwork is then shared with others. Students write a journal entry to compliment their artwork.
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First graders learn about the power of protest. They view images from various protests, then make placards to demonstrate what is important to them. They begin by brainstorming ideas about making the world a better place, then they...
K - 3rd Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Classifying Information About a Main Idea
Elementary learners explore language arts by completing a text identification activity. They discuss the importance of a main idea in a story or paper and how to present it properly. Then they practice identifying the main idea in sample...
3rd - 5th Visual & Performing Arts
Shakespeare & The Renaissance: Activity Ideas
Looking for ways to implement the words and works of William Shakespeare into your curriculum? This list of activity ideas is a great starting point, as it covers a wide range of grade levels and a wealth of online references to explore.
3rd - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Poems: What They Look and Sound Like
Explore the poetry genre through this two-part literature analysis. Learners focus on four forms of poetry: haiku, acrostic, rhyme, and shape. They learn defining features, make text-to-self connections, and find similar characteristics...
2nd - 3rd Visual & Performing Arts
Artist's Sketchbooks/Explorer's Jounals
Students create and design original sketchbooks and journals. Students explore a variety of words and images in their creations. Students record observations, experiences, events and places to document a journey on the spot when they occur.
7th - 11th Visual & Performing Arts
Creating Story with Music
In Bali, the term gotong royong means working together. Children will see firsthand how two cultural music pieces can work together to create something new, while also understanding the importance of collaborative effort. They are broken...
K - 3rd Visual & Performing Arts CCSS: Designed
Experience how a story can drastically change when the point of view is altered. Young scholars first read a review of Disney's film Tarzan, focusing on how the point of view in the classic story is important. They then select another...
6th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts CCSS: Adaptable