Students research, write, edit, illustrate, and compile a traveler's guide to their town or community for students or teenagers their own age. They read and discuss the Times article, 'Students Visiting? Just Invoke Auntie Mame.'
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Magical Musical Tour: Using Music Lyrics to Teach Literary Elements
While music lyrics are often used to teach literary elements, the richness of this resource comes from the wealth of exercises, activities, and support materials provided in the packet. Although designed for gifted learners, the...
8th - 11th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave
After reading excerpts from Frederick Douglass' autobiography, your pupils will draw on what they've learned about the cruelty of slavery in order to write and present an anti-slavery speech or editorial.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
African American Pioneers in Aviation
Bessie Coleman. William Powell. Willa Brown. Benjamin O. Davis, Jr. While these names may not be familiar to many Americans, they are African American pioneers in aviation history. Class members have an opportunity to research the...
6th - 9th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Visual Arts Sculpture, wood art,
Explore the development of wood art. In this art history activity, students study the art work of Gary Stevens. They describe, analyze, and derive meaning from the art they see. They then write a theory about the artist's purpose for the...
K - Higher Ed Visual & Performing Arts
New Review Islamic Art and Culture
Provided by the National Gallery of Art in Washington, this resource for teachers examines Islamic art, including calligraphy, arabesques, and geometric designs. A recounting of the spread of the faith and the tumultuous political...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Geography of Oregon Digital Story
A fabulous lesson on the geography of Oregon awaits your class. The creation of a digital presentation on Oregon's geography is the focus of this lesson. They utilize laptops, Photo Story 3, Flash Drives, and access the internet to do...
6th - 8th Social Studies & History
Seven Directions: Making Connections Between Literature and American Indian History
Stereotype or archetype? Myth or fact? Middle schoolers apply critical thinking skills to assess the validity of the images and story details in picture books portraying Native American history. The study begins with an examination of...
6th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed