Time For A Change: Illustrated Plates
Young scholars create illustrated plastic plate designs depicting a physical, chemical, or biological change of some kind after investigating the artwork of porcelain artist Kataro Shirayamadani.
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Academic Challenge: Paleontology Time Capsule
Students explore the geological time line. In this inquiry based lesson, students create a time capsule that represents a geological time period. The class will examine the time capsules to determine what time period each represents.
5th - 6th Visual & Performing Arts
The Harlem Renaissance (1920’s-1930’s)
How did the geography of Harlem help create the Harlem Renaissance? Class members learn about the origins of the movement as they study this 1920s-1930s movement. Groups rotate through four stations examining art, music, a satirical...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Convection and Plate Motion
Students explore geology by completing a science worksheet in class. In this tectonic plate lesson, students discuss how the Earth's plates move and what the impact of this movement often becomes. Students define the different layers and...
5th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts
Lesson Plan: A Writer’s Odyssey
Looking for a fresh approach to an end-of-unit project for The Odyssey? Check out a resource that has class members write their own hero's journey short story and then craft an illustration that depicts their tale. Apollonio di...
11th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
On The Road Again: Cars, Culture, and Change Along Historic U.S. Highway 67
Middle and high schoolers look at historical photos and analyze some of the changes brought about by the automobile revolution in Arkansas during the 1920's. The book, A Journey Through Arkansas: Historic U.S. Highway 67, is used for...
7th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts
It's a Church. It's a Mosque. It's Hagia Sophia
The artistic intricacies of the Hagia Sophia are highlighted and creatively woven together with illustrations of its rich history in this engaging, animated video. Viewers will take a close look at highlights of the engineering marvel,...
5 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Time - Art and Permanence
Students examine whether art has to be permanent, and lasting. They design a gelatin sculpture using natural and recycled objects. They record each step of their design using digital photograph checking for balance and composition. They...
4th - 6th Visual & Performing Arts
Once upon a Time in the 1800's
Young readers examine the details in an 1821 painting by Jacques-Louis David depicting two sisters who are exiled princesses. They read a tale about the Brothers Grimm, who were writing fairy tales during the same time period that these...
3rd - 6th English Language Arts