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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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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 lesson, students discover the importance of the Civil Rights movement and how this information can be told in a...
5th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts
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
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
The Tell-Tale Hearts of Writers
Knock, knock, knock...Creep out your class with a critical thinking lesson focused on word relationships in Edgar Allen Poe's "The Tell-Tale Heart." They investigate the relationship between word choice, mood, and interpretation of a...
6th - 12th English Language Arts
Art for the Common Good: Junkanoo!
Students explore characteristics of effective group work. In this multi-cultural social studies activity, 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