The Task of the Mask
Students discover historical value and use of different African masks through research and literature. Students also relate different customs and traditions of ethnic groups to the masks.
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Lesson Plan for The Little Red Hen
Cultivate young performers while teaching them about helping one another with this interactive storytelling instructional activity. Elementary schoolers read or listen to the story The Little Red Hen by Mike Lockett and then act out the...
K - 2nd Visual & Performing Arts
Owl Moon by Jane Yolen
A thorough lesson plan takes your first grade class through Jane Yolen's beautiful Owl Moon. It crafts the unit with clear objectives, high-level guiding questions, cloze activities and sentence frames, and extension activities at the...
K - 1st English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Using Personal Connections to Build an Understanding of Emotions
Students make happy and sad masks to examine their personal emotions, allowing them to verbally express their feelings and learn abstract concepts. They use their masks also to help them categorize their emotions and later chart them.
K - 2nd English Language Arts
Dramatic Day of the Dead Designs
Students research customs and activities associated with the Mexican celebration of Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead). Students then analyze their favorite aspects of the holiday and represent them in drawings with bilingual displays.
1st - 6th Social Studies & History
Character Emotion and Feelings
Students explore student psychology by completing a visual arts project. In this human emotion lesson, students collaborate in groups and discuss how different situations cause emotions and feelings to rise in them. Students read a story...
1st - 4th Visual & Performing Arts
Dia de los Muertos Sugar Skulls
Students research information about the Day of the Dead (Dia de los Muertos), a major celebration in Mexican culture, and compare it to similar holidays in other cultures. They discover various folk arts and festive traditions associated...
1st - 12th Social Studies & History