Students discover how to set the moods of the actors and the audience using the concept of color and design. They design a backdrop for an emotional skit using colors and designs that fit the mood they are wanting the audience to be aware of.
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Reel to Real: Adapting Macbeth Throne of Blood
It's a tale of life, retold by a genius, full of sound and fury. Akira Kurosawa's Throne of Blood takes center stage in a resource that spotlights how the director adapted the characters and themes in Shakespeare's Macbeth to Japanese...
9th - Higher Ed English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Art as Advocacy for Social Change
“Humanscape No.65” by Melesia Casas and Ester Hernandez’s “Sun Maid Raisins” launch a study of how works of art can advocate for social change. After examining these two works and discussing the human rights issues raised, class members...
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts CCSS: Designed
Lesson: Urs Fischer: Your Choice: Reality or Illusion?
Young analysts write a comparative essay, but about what? They compose a paper based on several critical discussion about reality and illusion, and how both are blurred in art. They analyze several theatre pieces that exemplify Brechtian...
10th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts
Lesson: Skin Fruit: Ideas of Empathy in Janine Antoni's Work
Kids get artistic as they explore the impact of art materials, sculpture, and performance. They discuss the work of Janine Antoni and then create a performance piece that reflects social or global issues they feel strongly about. The end...
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts
African-American Art & Identity in the 1920s
Young scholars analyze the international and domestic events, interests, and philosophies that prompted attacks on civil liberties. They describe the Harlem Renaissance and new trends in literature, music, and art, with special attention...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History
Art in Context: A - Art Oral History
Young scholars explain what art/oral history is, what art historians do, and practice art history skills of description, analysis, interpretation, and evaluation. Additionally, students develop writing/interviewing skills, and find...
6th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts