The Great Spoon Challenge: Form and Function
Students organize objects in terms of form and function. In this architecture lesson, students are introduced to the ideas of form and function by playing a game in which they organize spoons in different ways. Extension activities are included.
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The Day The Earth Stood Still: Film Language And Elements Of Style
In this, the third in a series of four resources that use Robert Wise's 1951 version of The Day The Earth Stood Still as the core text, young film makers examine the language of film including shot composition, camera angle, lighting,...
6th - 10th Visual & Performing Arts CCSS: Adaptable
You Call That Art? - Activity 1
Learners formulate a definition of art in the introductory lesson for a unit on various art forms. The learning emphasis is placed on Oregonian artist Duff Severe and reflective writing. Students compose an essay describing various art...
6th - 11th Visual & Performing Arts
"Jazz is About Collaboration": Jim Crow Laws And Segregation
Students explore development of jazz music in the 1930s by forming imaginary jazz bands which tour several cities in Depression-era America. Jazz band members create imaginary identities for themselves, develop publicity for their tour,...
6th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts
Tour + Workshop = DESIGN: Form Follows Function
Students design a chair with function in mind. In this design lesson, students design a chair out of newspaper that is strong enough to hold a "peanut ball". Students discuss how the form follows the function. This lesson includes...
3rd - 5th Visual & Performing Arts
Code of the Samurai in Art and Literature
A samurai warrior was said to follow a code; a code that made him adhere to values such as courage, honor, loyalty, and skill. Learners examine Japanese poetry and art to see how they exemplify the ways of the samurai. Great...
6th - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable