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ARTSEDGE Lessons for High School (Grades 9-12)

Grades 9-12 Lesson
Students will explore the nature of comedy by informally staging the opening scenes in Shakespeare's As You Like It
Grades 9-12 Lesson
In this lesson, the students practice some melodramatic movement
Grades 9-12 Lesson
This lesson explores the implications of developing a musical from a literary text or an historical event
Grades 9-12 Lesson
Students will be reading the play, The Guys, and use it as a mentor text for their own playwriting
Grades 9-12 Lesson
Examine the consequences of conscience vs. perceptions of what is "right" as articulated in Arthur Miller’s The Crucible
Grades 9-12 Lesson
Learn about and discuss characteristics of the Gilded Age. Using books, internet and other media, research the various fine and performing art forms popular during that time period.
Grades 9-12 Lesson
Learn about a variety of Latin dances through oral group presentations
Grades 9-12 Lesson
A comparative analysis between Eugene O’Neill’s The Hairy Ape and Tennessee Williams’ A Streetcar Named Desire
Grades 9-12 Lesson
In this lesson, students explore various methods authors use to create effective characters
Grades 9-12 Lesson
Explore the Arthurian codes of chivalry and courtly love in art, modern films, books, and poetry
Grades 9-12 Lesson
In this lesson, students will be introduced to causes of the Mexican Revolution and key revolutionary figures
Grades 9-12 Lesson
Students will explore different cultures' supernatural explanations for human existence in several societies.
Grades 9-12 Lesson
In this lesson, students will enhance their creative writing skills and develop their individual writing voices through surrealist techniques
Grades 9-12 Lesson
This lesson examines specific areas of ancient Greek influence on Western thought and culture
Grades 9-12 Lesson
Analyzing political cartoons will allow students to develop both factual knowledge and interpretive skills
Grades 9-12 Lesson
Explore "Puritanism" as an influence on the development of modern American drama
Grades 9-12 Lesson
Students study setting, plot, and character development in Tennessee Williams' play, A Streetcar Named Desire
Grades 9-12 Lesson
Students study pattern, recursion, Pi and the Golden Ratio, developing their ability to analyze the structure of music
Grades 9-12 Lesson
The Fibonacci Sequence manifests in nature and visual arts
Grades 9-12 Lesson
Students examine character as a significant element of fiction, learning methods of characterization, identify and critique
Grades 9-12 Lesson
Students examine plot as a significant element of fiction, distinguishing plot from narrative to understand plot’s function within a story
Grades 9-12 Lesson
Students examine setting as a significant element of fiction
Grades 9-12 Lesson
Learn how Mexican art at the beginning of the 20th century was influenced by historical events
Grades 9-12 Lesson
Students will learn about the traditional Mexican musical form of corridos
Grades 9-12 Lesson
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, and Long Day's Journey into Night, explore the heartbreak within fractured families
Grades 9-12 Lesson
Students examine Greek influence on Western thought and culture
Grades 9-12 Lesson
Students will listen to "Guantanamera," a Cuban folk song made famous by Pete Seeger
Grades 9-12 Lesson
Students will look beyond the basics of haiku poetry and focus on the content of the haiku
Grades 9-12 Lesson
The class will break into groups and write a working definition of a hero which they will present to the class.
Grades 9-12 Lesson
In a world with few real heroes, students will recognize the positive character traits of heroes as depicted in music, art and literature.
Grades 9-12 Lesson
In this lesson students will examine the important role translation plays in interpreting the dramatic literature and theater of the ancient Greeks.
Grades 9-12 Lesson
This lesson explores the history and evolution of the Japanese woodblock print
Grades 9-12 Lesson
Using James Palmersheim's Silver Creek's November II as a starting point, students will create their own landscape paintings
Grades 9-12 Lesson
Students research contemporary songs (alternative, country, metal, pop, rap, and rock music) to study current social issues
Grades 9-12 Lesson
This lesson explores structural and technical devices of the "memory" play by focusing on The Glass Menagerie
Grades 9-12 Lesson
This lesson will introduce the history and concepts of the Surrealist movement
Grades 9-12 Lesson
This lesson is intended to have students investigate the idea of "monsters" in society
Grades 9-12 Lesson
Students learn about the history, theatrical elements, music, dance and costuming of Noh Plays
Grades 9-12 Lesson
Nureyev’s early life and work were affected by changing social, political, and cultural forces in Russia
Grades 9-12 Lesson
Explore Nureyev’s artistic endeavors and achievements in the dance world of the West
Grades 9-12 Lesson
An overview of how creative expression developed in the West, particularly with dance
Grades 9-12 Lesson
Through the study of different versions of Cinderella, ESL students will practice their reading, writing, oral, and technology skills
Grades 9-12 Lesson
A wide variety of science concepts can be explored through the study of fireworks
Grades 9-12 Lesson
By investigating Shakespeare through both an analytical and theatrical lens, students achieve a much deeper understanding of his work
Grades 9-12 Lesson
Examine the social impact of photography
Grades 9-12 Lesson
Students will analyze form in Shakespearean sonnets and hip-hop music
Grades 9-12 Lesson
Students use age-old techniques to construct and decorate a burnished coil pot
Grades 9-12 Lesson
Learn about the three elements of art through a study of other artists
Grades 9-12 Lesson
In this lesson, students will explore connections between music and visual art
Grades 9-12 Lesson
Students will listen to and analyze jazz music in this lesson
Grades 9-12 Lesson
Study the work of artist Cai Guo-Qiang and performance-oriented art
Grades 9-12 Lesson
This lesson continues the exploration of "Puritanism" as an influence on the development of modern American drama in works by Tennessee Williams.
Grades 9-12 Lesson
Research the history, architect, architecture, and patron of each mansion gaining understanding of the arts and culture of the Gilded Age.
Grades 9-12 Lesson
Students will analyze humor and the American character, developing a definition of “American humor”
Grades 9-12 Lesson
This lesson asks students to examine samples of Twain’s work in the context of pre- and post-Civil War America
Grades 9-12 Lesson
Read and analyze The Adventures of Tom Sawyer with attention to character and style
Grades 9-12 Lesson
Students examine the influence of the Mississippi River on Mark Twain’s writing
Grades 9-12 Lesson
Eugene O'Neill's The Hairy Ape presents a disheartening assessment of living in an industrialized society
Grades 9-12 Lesson
Students discover what artifacts recovered from archeological digs can teach us about ancient Greece
Grades 9-12 Lesson
Students are introduced to the idea of a "utopia"—an idealized society. Students read Sir Thomas More's Utopia and examine the concepts behind his vision of an ideal society.
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