The Three Perfections
Students discover the various styles, form, beauty, and grace of Chinese calligraphy by examining works of art from different eras in China's history. This lesson plan includes two possible enrichment activities.
6th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 7 Downloads
Epic Story Scrolls
Discover one of the best known Asian epics in the Hindu story of Ramayana. Your class members will analyze scenes from the epic scroll, learn about creative methods of narration used in Asian art, and design a scroll illustrating key...
4th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Fritz Scholder: A Study Guide
In this engaging activity involving close analysis of abstract expressionist art, your class members will not only discover more about artist Friz Scholder's Native American art, but they will also have the opportunity to consider...
5th - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
The Call of the Wild: Jack London's Writing Style
Expand your pupils' understanding of the book The Call of the Wild by Jack London by looking at his style and artistic vision. Class members examine the text and find instances of naturalism, eventually discussing a quote by London about...
7th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Using Artifacts for Clues About Identity
Learn about the ancient Near East through a close examination of ancient artifacts. Lead your class into analysis by first observing an artifact as a class. Pupils can then work in pairs to analyze the other artifacts and compile a list...
6th - 10th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Complete with matching activities, fill-in-the-blank exercises, and sentences to rearrange, this grammar activity is a great way to introduce or review present perfect tense. Consider using the activity as a class quiz or as a series of...
5th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
8th Grade Reading Comprehension Success
Augment your eighth grade language arts curriculum with a thorough set of reading comprehension activities and assessments. Focusing on a variety of skills, including vocabulary in context, text structure, main idea, and author's style,...
8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Utopias: Are Perfect Worlds Possible?
How would the members of your language arts class describe their own utopian universe? Middle schoolers discuss and design the attributes of their perfect worlds, complete with brochures, class discussions, and written arguments about...
5th - 10th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Teaching Through Kamishibai and The Art of Chinese Calligraphy
Young learners discover kamishibai, a popular Japanese storytelling art, and explore how these Japanese folktales illustrate the country's cultural themes and values through discussion and storyboarding.
2nd - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
New Review Present Perfect: Since and For
Present perfect tense doesn't mean that something is perfect, just that it's continuing from the past into the present. Demonstrate proper usage of present perfect verb tense with a slideshow presentation, which features a passage about...
3rd - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
The "T" in Art is for Thinking
Learners analyze a painting and create a slideshow presentation based on their analysis of the work. They include information about artistic elements and principles, knowledge about the time period or artistic style represented, and the...
4th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts