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Welcome to Making Masterpieces
Students examine factors that affect conservation of art works after identifying the nine agents of deterioration. They study techniques and thought processes behind art conservation.
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The Day The Earth Stood Still: Historical and Cultural Context
Watch the Skies! Duck and Cover! Project Blue Book! Film, as a reflection of historical, cultural, and social issues, are the focus of the final lessons in a film unit that uses primary source documents and Robert Wise's 1951 version of...
6th - 10th Visual & Performing Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Día de los Muertos Teacher Packet
Learn about Dia de los Muertos, the Day of the Dead, through authentic vocabulary activities, creating Papel Picado, creating Calavera masks, and making skeleton puppets. Designed to be adaptable to many grade levels, you'll find...
K - 12th Social Studies & History
The Timeline Project
This is a great idea for any social studies classroom to incorporate throughout the year as an ongoing project! Line your walls with a continuous strip of butcher paper to design a large timeline that you can add to as you cover...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Shakespeare & The Renaissance: Activity Ideas
Looking for ways to implement the words and works of William Shakespeare into your curriculum? This list of activity ideas is a great starting point, as it covers a wide range of grade levels and a wealth of online references to explore.
3rd - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
EdTech Tuesdays: Paper by FiftyThree
Create beautiful and creative journals with this app, and find out how to do so by watching this quick video. Jennifer and Rich take you on a tour of the app and try out some features to give you a preview of what to expect. Make sure to...
4 mins 3rd - 12th Visual & Performing Arts
EdTech Tuesdays: Make Beliefs Comix
An iPad, a free app, or a free website are all kids need to create comic strips that tell stories, recount events, or express feelings. Rich and Jennifer discuss the strengths and weakness of the app, as well as model how to use this...
7 mins 2nd - 12th English Language Arts
EdTech Tuesdays: Videolicious
Learn how to make videos with this video tutorial! Jennifer and Rich walk you through how to get started with Videolicious and how to use this app in your classroom. You and your pupils will be creating and editing films in no time!
6 mins 3rd - 12th Visual & Performing Arts
Get Up Close and Personal: Margot Voorhies Thompson
Painting, printmaking, collage, calligraphy, and markmaking all in one work? Welcome to the world of Margot Voorhies Thompson. After viewing a PBS video about Thompson, emergent artists are encouraged to keep journals and sketchbooks,...
7th - 12th English Language Arts