Students observe an area of the schoolground, choosing a particular viewpoint or line of vision. At various times, students take photographs and videos of the observed area. Students write a news article based upon their observations.
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Symbolism in The Giver
Take two days to examine the symbolism inherent in color, and how this relates to Lois Lowry's The Giver. Small groups first discuss the meaning of colors and then come together as a class to explore the impact of color. The activities...
5th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
I Can Infer Motive and Effects for an Action
Help your pupils determine just what makes a character or person tick by zooming in on one character or person. This graphic organizer is dedicated to analyzing one person and asks pupils to infer a personality trait, note down an action...
3rd - 8th English Language Arts
The War in the South, 1778–1781
The second in a three-part look at the Revolutionary War focuses the years from 1778 through 1781 and zooms in on military operations in the southern colonies, the French alliance, and the role African-Americans played in events. Class...
9th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Zoom-In: Boxer Rebellion in China
Students explore the History of China by analyzing images. In this Boxer rebellion activity, students define the impact of the Industrial Revolution on China and define the group known as "Boxers." Students view an image in a PowerPoint...
8th - 10th Visual & Performing Arts
Zoom-In: Walt Whitman's "Butterfly"
Middle schoolers create an image and a poem about it, using at least one poetic device. In this Zoom-In: Walt Whitman's "Butterfly" lesson, students watch a PowerPoint that shows the relationship between visual arts and linguistic...
6th - 8th English Language Arts
Zoom-In: Speaking with Purpose
Dr. Martin Luther King’s “I Have A Dream” speech provides the impetus for a persuasive speech lesson. Class members listen to this famous speech while looking at photos of King taken while he delivered the speech. After discussing the...
8th - 12th English Language Arts
Music and Math: The Genius of Beethoven
Math will resonate with your young artists and musicians when they learn that a mathematical formula describes a musical sound that is pleasing to our ears. Beethoven uses the certainty of mathematics to convey emotion and creativity. In...
4 mins 7th - 12th Math CCSS: Adaptable