Writing Bug - Not Music to My Ears
For this writing worksheet, students brainstorm different kinds of music and decide which they like and dislike. Students write about that type of music they don't like and list reasons why.
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The Summer Fun Summer Learning Music Unit
Take note. Soul music. Gospel music. Country music. Summer comes alive with the sounds of music as program participants learn about various genres of music, create instruments, and write and perform songs about the facts and traditions...
1st - 8th Visual & Performing Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Introduction to Ludwig van Beethoven
"Ode to la Tortilla" and "Ode to Joy"? Sure! Use Gary Soto's poem to introduce learners to the ode format. After examining the descriptive words Soto uses, class members study a poster of Ludwig van Beethoven, suggest words that describe...
2nd - 4th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Music To My Ears: The District of Columbia Quarter
Young scholars practice identifying different genres of music by creating posters. In this music appreciation lesson, students research Duke Ellington and complete worksheets based on his style of music, Jazz. Young scholars...
2nd - 5th Visual & Performing Arts
Make Beliefs Comix
Designing comic strips is an activity packed with fun and great potential for developing academic skills! From summarizing historical events or scenes in literature, to practicing expressions in a foreign language, this highly engaging...
2nd - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Welcome to My World! Developing a Personal Narrative Timeline
Explore the personal histories of your third graders by creating timelines. Youngsters review five events that had an important impact on their lives. They then create a timeline on their computers using multi-media software and narrate...
3rd English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
From Aaliyah to Jay-Z: Captured Moments in Hip-hop History
To take "the definitive portrait of that person in that moment" is the quest of photographer and hip-hop historian Jonathan Mannion. In this short video, Mannion details his dedication to his art and the process he goes through to catch...
6 mins 4th - 8th Social Studies & History
A Leprechaun Writing Lesson
Explore myths by writing about leprechauns. Using an Irish folktale, learners will identify leprechauns in popular culture and discuss their supposed traits. Then they will brainstorm ways to catch a leprechaun and write a short "how to"...
1st - 5th Visual & Performing Arts