To The Wheel Of San Miguel
Students engage in a lesson that is concerned with the concept of creating a piece of music that includes instruments that are put into harmony to sound like an orchestra. Students are expected to perform the rhythm and create a new one.
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The Day The Earth Stood Still: The Filmmaking Process
How are films made? As part of their study of film, middle schoolers investigate the pre-production, production, and post-production process and consider the role of the director, the screenwriter, production designer, cinematographer,...
6th - 10th Visual & Performing Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Old Photographs: Windows to the Past
Students examine several types of old photographs and compare them to photography today. Students search for historical photographs and draw conclusions about the time period from the subject matter. Students explain how a camera...
4th - 7th Visual & Performing Arts
Lesson #23: Ceramic Self-Portrait as a Famous Artist
Students sculpt a bust out of clay using naturalistic features. In this sculpture instructional activity, students use themselves or classmates as models to ensure correct form and proportion of a hollow bust. This instructional...
8th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts
Harding Black: Taking It To Another Level
Students complete a variety of activities related to the pottery of Harding Black and the uses of clay in San Antonio, Texas. They watch a video about the life of Harding Black, conduct a clay percolation experiment, compare and...
4th - 8th Social Studies & History
Retratos: 2000 Years of Latin American Portraits
Students explore Latin American art. In this bi-lingual art history lesson, students view a vast collection of Latin American artwork to better conceptualize the depth and contributions Latin American artist have had throughout history....
7th - 12th Social Studies & History
Lesson Plan: The Power of Collaboration
First, the class discusses, analyzes, and learns about the pottery created by the husband and wife team, Maria and Julian Martinez. Then they pair up and work in collaborative teams to create a written or visual creative piece. A class...
6th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts
Islamic Art; Exploring the Visual Arts of the Middle East
The intent of this unit is to demonstrate some of the traditional arts of the Middle East. Extensive background information on the religion, culture, and nature of Islamic art found throughout the Middle East is provided. Each of the...
5th - 8th Social Studies & History