The Elephant Ate a Banana in the Tundra
Students perform a scene with their small group. They identify an animal, act out what the animal does, where the animal would be found, and what the animal eats. They locate the animal habitats on a map.
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Dry-Land Kalo-Growing New Plants from Stems
Students explore Hawaiian plants. In this Hawaii culture and botany lesson, students plant the haha(stem) of a taro plant. Students listen to Hawaiian myths about the taro plant and chorally speak a Hawaiian chant of protection. Students...
2nd - 5th Science
In the Shadow of My Country: A Japanese American Artist Remembers
Students analyze artist's themes and means of communication, think critically about their sources of information, and weigh claims of national security against the civil liberties of diverse groups.
5th - 12th Social Studies & History
History Through the Eyes of Individuals: Bill Taylor
Students explore art by the former slave, Bill Taylor. In this visual arts lesson plan, students view the painting, "Man With a Plow" and discuss the style and message within the painting. Students visit the American Folk Art Museum for...
4th - 6th Visual & Performing Arts
Lesson Three: Refining Ideas and Making Choices
Fourth graders review and refine their sculpture ideas considering whether to depict a figure (or object) in action or involved in an event, whether to construct an environment, or whether to work symbolically (without a figure).
4th Visual & Performing Arts