Arts-integrated lessons for students in kindergarten through 5th grade
Arts-integrated lessons for students in grades 6th through 8th
Arts-integrated lessons for students in grades 9th through 12th
Grades 3-4 Lesson
Students will learn to identify musical styles and musicians associated with Harlem, focusing on jazz
Learn how African-American spirituals shared information within the slave community
Grades 6-8 Lesson
Learn about the courageous efforts of the Freedom Riders during the civil rights movement
Explore traditional western and Chinese instruments and create a Chinese instrument
Examine the political and economic reasons for the African-American migration to Northern cities between the World Wars
Grades K-2 Lesson
Through guided reading of Ten Little Rabbits and hands-on activities students will explore aspects of Native American cultures and Navajo weavings
Grade 5 Lesson
Learn general facts about the voting process and its importance in a democratic form of government
Create a listening doll in the tradition of the Native American storyteller dolls
Students will read one of Tomie DePaola’s versions of two Native American legends
Learn about orchestral “program music” inspired by the spooky and bizarre
Students construct a mock baseball field and explore the sport of baseball through art, movement, and sound
Grades 9-12 Lesson
Learn about a variety of Latin dances through oral group presentations
A wide variety of science concepts can be explored through the study of fireworks
Create an original dance that communicates the stages of the life cycle of the monarch butterfly
Students will learn about the history behind the writing of “The Star-Spangled Banner”
Use the visual art and language arts to creatively tell stories of monstrous proportions
Create an original tall tale featuring a "larger-than life" main character
Students will look beyond the basics of haiku poetry and focus on the content of the haiku
Explore the traditions of Irish dance through music, costumes, and poetry
Students will explore the use of trees in paintings and poetry
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Listen to Irish music, learn about ceilis, which are festive dance celebrations, view the intricate costumes worn by Irish dancers, and listen to an Irish poem.
This lesson will introduce students to the Japanese poetic form called haiku
In this lesson, students will use the steps of the writing process (brainstorming, drafting, revising, proofreading, and publishing) to write and perform original fables as skits.
Students will explore how myths provide explanations for nature and science. They will read and analyze the Native American myth "Giants and Mosquitoes."
Students identify and analyze folktales. They learn the characteristics of folktales and use them to evaluate existing tales and to create original tales of their own.
In this lesson, students will explore how myths help to explain nature and science.
This lesson introduces students to the instruments of the woodwind family
In this lesson students are introduced to and encouraged to explore characteristics of the wind through poetry and van Gogh’s paintings
In this lesson, students will learn general facts about the voting process and its importance in a democratic form of government.
Students listen to, sing, and read the lyrics to various African American spirituals. They discuss the coded messages in the songs, and the purpose of these codes.
In this lesson, students analyze how a character's personality traits, actions and motives influence the plot of a story
In this lesson students will explore the world of gray whales
This lesson introduces the expanding and condensing properties of air masses and the unequal heating of Earth as the force behind the wind
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.
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.
Expose students to three careers in the visual arts. Students will move through three different "art stations", where they can explore Fashion Design, Architecture, and Graphic Design
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.
Students will create an original political campaign song for a fictional presidential candidate.
Students will discover that what we know of ancient Greece has come to us mainly through the analysis of artifacts recovered in archeological digs
Through online stories and photographs, students will explore what daily life was like for the millions of poor Irish, German, Jewish, and Italian immigrants
Eugene O'Neill's The Hairy Ape presents a disheartening assessment of the impact of living in the industrialized society of the early 20th century.
Learn about the history, key players and musical qualities of the blues
Learn about the source for The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. Read, and analyze the novel, with attention to character and style.
Examining the mystique of rivers as inspiration for creative expression it shows us the powerful influence the Mississippi River had on Mark Twain’s writings
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