The Right Mood
Sixth graders participate in a lesson that examines how art, music, and literature can create a mood. Once the concept of mood is understood, they produce a piece of writing that reflects upon a work of art and how it creates a mood.
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New Review Teaching Jazz as American Culture
Jazz and the City, Jazz and the Civil Rights Movement, Jazz and Gender, Jazz and Literature, Jazz and the Arts, Jazz and Film. Here's a packet of unit plans organized around themes that reflect American culture. Each unit examines how...
6th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts
The civil Rights Struggle in a Jacob Lawrence Style Series
Students become familiar with the work of Jacob Lawrence and the visual narrative. In this Jacob Lawrence Civil Rights instructional activity, students discover the importance of the Civil Rights movement and how this information can be...
5th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts
The Day The Earth Stood Still: Historical and Cultural Context
Watch the Skies! Duck and Cover! Project Blue Book! Film, as a reflection of historical, cultural, and social issues, are the focus of the final lessons in a film unit that uses primary source documents and Robert Wise's 1951 version of...
6th - 10th Visual & Performing Arts CCSS: Adaptable
A New Birth of Freedom: Black Soldiers in the Union Army
Students investigate the history of civil rights by viewing historical photographs. In this U.S. history lesson, students discuss why Black Soldiers fought for their rights by joining the Union Army in the 1800's. Students complete a...
6th - 10th Visual & Performing Arts
Art for the Common Good: Junkanoo!
Students explore characteristics of effective group work. In this multi-cultural social studies lesson, students work in teams to design and construct a headdress similar to what would be worn during the Bahamian festival of Junkanoo....
6th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts