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Weaving Rug

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Navajo Weaving

Through guided reading of Ten Little Rabbits and hands-on activities students will explore aspects of Native American cultures and Navajo weavings

Storyteller Figure by Michelle Paisano, Laguna Pueblo

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A Listening Doll

Create a listening doll in the tradition of the Native American storyteller dolls

moccasins

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Moccasins Are Made for Dancing

Students will read one of Tomie DePaola’s versions of two Native American legends

moon and raven

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Haunting Music

Learn about orchestral “program music” inspired by the spooky and bizarre

Baseball Field

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All Around the Baseball Field

Students construct a mock baseball field and explore the sport of baseball through art, movement, and sound

Spanish dancer.

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Baila! Latin Dance in the Spanish Classroom

Learn about a variety of Latin dances through oral group presentations

Chemical Reactions

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Oxidation and Combustion: Chemical Reactions in Fire

A wide variety of science concepts can be explored through the study of fireworks

Butterfly

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The Dance of the Butterfly

Create an original dance that communicates the stages of the life cycle of the monarch butterfly

The American Flag

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Oh, Say Can You See…

Students will learn about the history behind the writing of “The Star-Spangled Banner”

adjectiveMonster

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Adjective Monster

Use the visual art and language arts to creatively tell stories of monstrous proportions

Paul Bunyon

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Tall Tales Today

Create an original tall tale featuring a "larger-than life" main character

Watching the Sunset

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Haiku: Learning and Sharing

Students will look beyond the basics of haiku poetry and focus on the content of the haiku

Irish Dancers

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You’re Invited to a Ceili: Exploring Irish Dance

Explore the traditions of Irish dance through music, costumes, and poetry

trees

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Trees in Nature and Art

Students will explore the use of trees in paintings and poetry

Bessie Smith

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Musical Harlem

Students will learn to identify musical styles and musicians associated with Harlem, focusing on jazz

President Obama being sworn in.

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Who Can Vote for President?

Learn general facts about the voting process and its importance in a democratic form of government

Wagon and mules

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Capturing History

Examine the political and economic reasons for the African-American migration to Northern cities between the World Wars

Chinese performers

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Chinese Instruments

Explore traditional western and Chinese instruments and create a Chinese instrument

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