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Mythical Gods Writing Myths

Writing Myths

Students will explore how myths provide explanations for nature and science. They will read and analyze the Native American myth "Giants and Mosquitoes."

volcano A World of Myths

A World of Myths

In this lesson, students will explore how myths help to explain nature and science.

President Obama being sworn in. Who Can Vote for President?

Who Can Vote for President?

In this lesson, students will learn general facts about the voting process and its importance in a democratic form of government.

Weather Patterns Weather and Wind

Weather and Wind

This lesson introduces the expanding and condensing properties of air masses and the unequal heating of Earth as the force behind the wind

freedom-riders We Are The Freedom Riders

We Are The Freedom Riders

Students will learn about the courageous efforts of the Freedom Riders while embracing the bold theme, "We Will Overcome!" as a theme surrounding the civil rights movement.

word art A Way With Words or Say What?

A Way With Words or Say What?

Many words and phrases that we use every day were coined by Shakespeare. He is credited with inventing over 2,000 words and expressive phrases.

I Like Ike US Presidential Election Process and the Campaign Trail

US Presidential Election Process and the Campaign Trail

Students will create an original political campaign song for a fictional presidential candidate.

Man playing harmonica Twelve-Bar Blues

Twelve-Bar Blues

Learn about the history, key players and musical qualities of the blues

trees Trees in Nature and Art

Trees in Nature and Art

Students will explore the use of trees in the arts (as paintings and poetry), understand basic science involved in forestry, and integrate tree arts and science in a final project.

Women and Men Tolerance: Gender Issues

Tolerance: Gender Issues

In this lesson, students research how professions such as nursing, clerking, and teaching have changed gender dominance over the past 150 years in the United States.

Ballet Dancers Language of Ballet

Language of Ballet

This lesson introduces students to the French vocabulary of ballet. They will learn basic ballet vocabulary through both verbal and technological instruction.

Paul Bunyon Tall Tales Today

Tall Tales Today

In this lesson, students are introduced to the genre of American tall tales and will create an original tall tale featuring a "larger-than life" main character.

Model of a human showing muscular striations kicking a soccer ball. Systems of the Body: Movement and Choreography

Systems of the Body: Movement and Choreography

In this lesson, students will create movement patterns that express information about the basic systems, organs, and processes of the human body

Mali Mask Sundiata, Mali’s Lion King

Sundiata, Mali’s Lion King

This lesson introduces the legendary Malian king Sundiata Keita, known as the Lion King of Mali, by using elements of traditional Malian festivals.

The Star Spangled Banner Sheet Music Set a Poem to Music

Set a Poem to Music

After exploring a “singable” picture book as a class, each student examines a personally selected poem for rhythm to determine its musical meter.

Broom Bristles Searching For Cinderella

Searching For Cinderella

There are more than 300 versions and variations of the tale known as "Cinderella"

The African Slave Trade Reliving History Through Slave Narratives

Reliving History Through Slave Narratives

After reading narratives from former slaves that were recorded in the 1930's as part of the Federal Writers' Project, students will research slavery

Shadow Puppets Puppets on the Move: China and the Silk Road

Puppets on the Move: China and the Silk Road

Through map-making, research, and class discussions, students will gain an understanding of the dynamics of trade in China along the Silk Road

Political Cartoon Political Cartoons as Part of the Election Process

Political Cartoons as Part of the Election Process

Students will organize the information they researched on the U.S. presidential election process and constitutional rights.

Scene from Twelfth Night Playing with Puns

Playing with Puns

This theater and language arts lesson offers intellectual, creative and interpretive opportunities. Students will analyze and compare the puns and word play in selected scenes

The Solar System Planets in Balance

Planets in Balance

Students explore the solar system through experimentation of mobile design in the style of Alexander Calder

Grimm's Fairy Tales book Moving Tales

Moving Tales

Students practice using their bodies to communicate through movement, improvisation, and pantomime games. Groups then read and interpret an assigned Grimm Brothers’ fairy tale

moccasins Moccasins Are Made for Dancing

Moccasins Are Made for Dancing

Students will read either of Tomie DePaola’s versions of two Native American legends: The Legend of the Bluebonnet or The Legend of the Indian Paintbrush.

Migrant Workers Migrant Workers Through the Lens of Dorothea Lange

Migrant Workers Through the Lens of Dorothea Lange

In this lesson, students will learn about migrant workers to better understand the environmental and social impact of the Great Depression.

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