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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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adjectiveMonster

Lesson: Adjective Monster
Use the visual art and language arts to creatively tell stories of monstrous proportions

K-4 Visual Arts Language Arts
Sculpture

Lesson: Alexander Calder: Master of Balance
Viewing mobiles created by sculptor Alexander Calder, students learn about the function and form of levers. They build mobiles, experiment with balancing levers, and equilibrium

5-8 Visual Arts Math, Science
Baseball Field

Lesson: All Around the Baseball Field
Students construct a mock baseball field and from there explore the sport of baseball through art, movement, and sound

K-4 Music, Theater, Visual Arts Math, Language Arts, Physical Education
Mrs. Larocca

Lesson: America, A Home for Every Culture
Students will discuss and explore the cultures that have contributed to making the United States the unique and diverse country it is today.

K-4 Music, Visual Arts Geography, History
Still Life in Winter

Lesson: An American Scene Painter
Students learn about American artist Charles Burchfield. Students capture information and sketches in a journal, then use these ideas to create an original watercolor

5-8 Visual Arts Language Arts
photo gallery

Lesson: Analyzing Photographs: From Theory to Practice
Throughout this lesson, students will examine works of art and learn tools to analyze and discuss photography

5-8 Visual Arts, Media Arts Language Arts
Art Gallery

Lesson: Art Show with the Masters
Research information on artists' lives and works and prepare works of art based on their understanding of the artists, their time and place in history, and their works.

5-8 Theater, Visual Arts Language Arts, Social Studies
Wagon and mules

Lesson: Capturing History
Through teacher-guided discussions and hands-on activities, students will understand the political and economic reasons for the African-American migration to Northern cities between the World Wars.

5-8 Media Arts, Visual Arts Social Studies
Bodiam Castle

Lesson: Castles & Cornerstones
This lesson will explore the historic importance and function of castles in King Arthur's time and introduce students to a general history of castles and architectural terms

5-8 Visual Arts Math, History
Chinese calligraphy

Lesson: Chinese Calligraphy
Students will experience the art and culture of Chinese calligraphy and Chinese ink painting through watercolor painting and Chinese instrumental music.

K-4 Visual Arts History
Chinese performers

Lesson: Chinese Instruments
Explore the similarities and differences between traditional western instruments and Chinese instruments while creating a Chinese instrument.

K-4 Music, Visual Arts Geography, Informal Education
Cinderella's slippers

Lesson: Cinderella Trilogy
Compare and contrast three variations of the Cinderella folktale: “Rhodopis,” the Egyptian version; “Yeh-Shen,” the Chinese version; and “The Hidden One,” the Native American version

K-4 Visual Arts Geography, Language Arts

Lesson: Creating AB Patterns
Patterns exists both in the natural and manmade world. It is an element in art, as well as math and science.

K-4 Music, Visual Arts Math
Comic Strip

Lesson: Creating Comic Strips
In this lesson, each student creates an original comic strip to convey a mathematical concept and explores comics as a form of communication

K-4 Visual Arts, Literary Arts Language Arts, Math
Salvador Dali

Lesson: Dalí & Desnos
In this lesson, students will enhance their creative writing skills and develop their individual writing voices through surrealist techniques

9-12 Visual Arts Language Arts
Mural

Lesson: Decades Mural Project
Students will learn how to use primary sources, and work in groups to create murals about the events and trends of a decade of the twentieth century

5-8 Visual Arts, Media Arts Language Arts, Social Studies
Atreus' Tomb

Lesson: Deep Roots of Ancient Greece
This lesson examines specific areas of ancient Greek influence on Western thought and culture

9-12 Visual Arts, Literary Arts History
Christoper Columbus

Lesson: Explorers’ Experience
Students will learn about world explorers by researching facts and information relating to the routes traveled. They will discuss what motivates people to want to discover and explore new places.

5-8 Visual Arts Geography, Language Arts
pottery

Lesson: Exploring Pottery Techniques
This lesson introduces students to the age-old techniques used in constructing and decorating a burnished coil pot

9-12 Visual Arts History
The Storm on the Sea of Galilee

Lesson: Exploring Weather Conditions Through Painting
Students will learn about how weather influences culture, daily life, and mood by examining paintings depicting different types of weather.

K-4 Visual Arts Geography, Science
Five Artists of the Mexican Revolution

Lesson: Five Artists of the Mexican Revolution
Much of Mexican art at the beginning of the 20th century was influenced by or created in response to historical events.

9-12 Visual Arts World Languages, History
Second Bank of the United States, Philadelphia.

Lesson: From Greece to Main Street
Students will learn defining elements of classical Greek architecture by comparing the Lincoln Memorial with the Parthenon in Athens, Greece

5-8 Visual Arts History, English
Transparent Cell

Lesson: Get Inside a Cell!
In this lesson, students will gain an understanding of the components of an animal cell.

5-8 Visual Arts Science
Bellerophon and the Chimera

Lesson: Greek Mythology: Cultures and Art
Gain insight into Greek culture and make aesthetic, perceptual, creative, and intellectual connections to contemporary culture by creating and painting mythological characters

5-8 Visual Arts Social Studies, History
Fish Painting

Lesson: Gyotaku Japanese Fish Printing
By acquiring knowledge of historical and cultural qualities unique to this particular art form, students can gain an understanding of how Gyotaku reflects a part of Japanese history

5-8 Visual Arts Science
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