Inspired by Muses, Graces, and Fates
Students discover how artists use the Greek Muses, Graces and Fates in literature, music, dance, theatre, and the visual arts. In this integrated arts lesson, students write their own literature about a specific Muse, Grace, or Fate.
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Manifest Destiny and the War with Mexico
Explore the causes and effects of the Mexican-American War with this fantastic resource, a two-week unit of eight lessons on such topics as Manifest Destiny, the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, and the annexation of Texas. The unit...
6th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Gravity and Grace: Monumental Works by El Anatsui
Critical thinking comes in all shapes and sizes. Here, kids will get critical as they consider the wonderful art of El Anatsui. Written to engage learners visiting the Brooklyn Museum, the lesson plan focuses on a huge piece created by...
1st - 8th Social Studies & History
After Impressionism from Van Gogh to Matisse (1886 - 1906)
Learners plan a museum visit to study Impressionist paintings and its artists. In this Impressionism lesson plan, students examine the colors and perception of space in Impressionist artwork. Learners recognize the characteristic...
3rd - 12th Visual & Performing Arts
Epic Poetry Unit
The Odyssey is the core text in this unit study of the hero's journey motif. Along the way, kids research Greek and Roman history, mythology, art, and epic poetry. The 104-page packet is perfect for homeschool or classroom situations and...
6th - 10th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Fairies and Folk
Disney versus Grimm? To launch a five-week unit on fairy and folk tales, class members compare modern versions of these classic stories with more original versions. The richly detailed unit, while largely teacher led, encourages middle...
7th - 9th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
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
Dear Miss Breed
This compelling plan based on the letters in the book Dear Miss Breed engages readers in learning what it was like for Japanese Americans following the attacks at Pearl Harbor. After reading the letters, young scholars will partake in...
4th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Inspired by Muses, Graces and Fates
Students examine how artists express the Muses through the arts. In this art and history lesson, students work cooperatively to identify the Greek Muses, Graces and the Fates. Students will identify the attributes of each, participate in...
5th - 9th Visual & Performing Arts