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The Power of the Image: Understanding Symbols in Buddhist Art
Students discuss symbolism in art, examine various images of compassion in Buddhist tradition, analyzing components of the concept, and then produce their own images of compassion through art.
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Symbols in My Eyes
Explore the hidden meanings behind the images on US currency with this elementary school instructional activity on symbolism. Starting with a class discussion about symbols, children go on to brainstorm different objects that represent...
K - 6th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
While this lesson includes several nice worksheets to identify and discuss the various limits on government (i.e. a constitution, the rule of law, separation of powers, consent of the governed, etc.), its main value lies in a case study...
6th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
Light in Painting
How do painters use and manipulate light in their artwork to give emphasis and establish mood and emotion? Pupils will analyze a few examples of landscape and portrait painting in order to explore the how light is used in art, and will...
4th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Hate, Anti‐Semitism, & Propaganda in the Holocaust
What is a hate symbol, and what role did racism and anti-Semitism play in the Holocaust? Your young historians will answer these questions through a series of engaging and interactive activities, as well as discover how Jews were...
7th - 9th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Central Conflict in Eagle Song (Revisit Chapter 1, Begin Chapter 2)
While continuing to read the book Eagle Song, your class learns to cite specific details when answering questions and to use context clues when encountering unknown words. Students begin by listening as the teacher reads aloud the first...
3rd - 5th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
The Statue of Liberty: The Meaning and Use of a National Symbol
Engage your class in a series of activities, each related to the use or analysis of symbols used to convey patriotic or national concepts. They identify different national symbols and explain their meanings, discussing the importance of...
3rd - 5th Social Studies & History
The Complex Geometry of Islamic Design
Discover the prevalence of geometric design in Islamic culture with this wonderful informational video. It begins with an overview of the complexity of designs dating back to the eighth century during early Islam, and then delves into...
5 mins 7th - 12th Math CCSS: Adaptable