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Levi Coffin's home in Fountain City, Indiana, formerly Newport. Known as Grand Central Station of the Underground Railroad. Harriet Tubman: Illustrating History

Harriet Tubman: Illustrating History

Using collage, students create a scene from the life of Harriet Tubman

Harriet Tubman Harriet Tubman: An Informative and Impressionistic Look

Harriet Tubman: An Informative and Impressionistic Look

Examine the life of Harriet Tubman through a comparison of informative resources and impressionistic art

The Drinking Gourd Constellation Harriet Tubman: Secret Messages Shared through Song

Harriet Tubman: Secret Messages Shared through Song

In this lesson, students are introduced to the African-American spiritual and its use of a secret language to share information within the slave community.

moon and raven Haunting Music

Haunting Music

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

Quote by Joseph Campbell Historic Heroes

Historic Heroes

The class will break into groups and write a working definition of a hero which they will present to the class.

Cells Dividing How Do Cells Reproduce?

How Do Cells Reproduce?

This activity illustrates the process of mitosis, or cell division, in yeast. Cells carry on the many functions needed to sustain life. The most important is the ability to reproduce.

Cells How Many Cells Are Born in a Day?

How Many Cells Are Born in a Day?

In this lesson, students use calculation to predict the number of cells that result from a series of cell divisions. They then graph the results to represent their findings.

Landing at Ellis Island Immigrating to America

Immigrating to America

Students will learn what it was like for new immigrants to come through Ellis Island—a symbolic heart of American immigration—at the turn of the 20th century

Inspired by Muses Inspired by Muses, Graces and Fates

Inspired by Muses, Graces and Fates

Muses of ancient Greece inspired poets, playwrights, dancers, actors, musicians, and scientists. Graces added life to a party and the Fates determined a life’s destiny.

Martha Graham's Errand into the Maze Interpreting Mythology Through Dance

Interpreting Mythology Through Dance

In this lesson, students learn about Ancient Egyptian rituals and attitudes about death and the afterlife.

Hula dancers Island Breezes: Exploring Hula Dance

Island Breezes: Exploring Hula Dance

A hula dance is a choreographed interpretation of a poetic text, or mele, that tells a story through hand and arm gestures and rhythmic patterns.

Hecuba Blinding Polynestor It's All in the Translation

It's All in the Translation

In this lesson students will examine the important role translation plays in interpreting the dramatic literature and theater of the ancient Greeks.

The Great Wave off Kanagawa Japanese Woodblock Prints

Japanese Woodblock Prints

This lesson explores the history and evolution of the Japanese woodblock print

King Arthur King Arthur: Man or Legend

King Arthur: Man or Legend

In this lesson, students will learn about the legend of King Arthur as depicted in stories, poems, and artwork

Landscape Landscape Painting

Landscape Painting

Using James Palmersheim's Silver Creek's November II as a starting point, students will create their own landscape paintings

Writing lyrics Learning From Lyrics

Learning From Lyrics

Students research contemporary songs (alternative, country, metal, pop, rap, and rock music) to study current social issues.

Breaker Boys A Lens Into the Past

A Lens Into the Past

Students will gain a deeper understanding of the early 20th century American immigrant experience through photography and create their own photo collection for students of the future

Lewis and Clark Lewis and Clark: Artful Recordings

Lewis and Clark: Artful Recordings

In this lesson, students take on the roles of Lewis and Clark, as they explore the original journals and create journals of their own

Lewis and Clark Compass. Lewis And Clark Prized Possessions

Lewis And Clark Prized Possessions

In this lesson, students explore Native American crafts and design and create their own wampum belts

Native American Weaving Life of a Navajo Weaver

Life of a Navajo Weaver

Students experiment with interpretative dance as they recreate the weaving process to Native American music

Dancers in silhouette Lift Every Voice and Sing

Lift Every Voice and Sing

Explore and analyze Lift Every Voice and Sing, a poem by James Weldon Johnson.

Appomattox Court-House A Light in the Storm: A Personal Look at the Civil War

A Light in the Storm: A Personal Look at the Civil War

Create a historical timeline and personal event timeline based on the historical fiction book and play A Light in the Storm and its main character, Amelia Martin.

Storyteller Figure by Michelle Paisano, Laguna Pueblo A Listening Doll

A Listening Doll

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

Portrait of American artist Andy Warhol Making the Ordinary Pop

Making the Ordinary Pop

Pop art examines the distinction between "high art" and popular culture, and questions the role of the artist

Still-Life with Bouquet of Flowers and Plums by Rachel Ruysch Medieval and Renaissance Art: Botanical Symbolism

Medieval and Renaissance Art: Botanical Symbolism

For the medieval and the renaissance artists, flowers were part of a rich visual symbolism

Sheet Music Melodies and Math

Melodies and Math

After reviewing basic music theory, students compose their own music for the touch-tone phone

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.

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.

Drawing of a Monster Monsters

Monsters

This lesson is intended to have students investigate the idea of "monsters" in society

Mountains Mountain Creation: A Drama Exploration

Mountain Creation: A Drama Exploration

Students examine a poem about mountain creation from a Native American perspective and watching a scientifically-accurate film about mountain formation

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

Noh Character Dancing Noh Theater

Noh Theater

In learning about the history, theatrical elements, music, dance, and costuming, of Noh Plays students are also comparing and contrasting these to the other theater elements

Painting of Nureyev by Jamie Wyeth Nureyev: After Petipa

Nureyev: After Petipa

Nureyev’s early life and work were affected by changing social, political, and cultural forces in Russia. His artistic genius was influenced by the work of Marius Petipa.

Painting of Nureyev by Jamie Wyeth Nureyev: Bringer of Light

Nureyev: Bringer of Light

This lesson focuses on the alignment of Nureyev’s artistic endeavors and achievements in the dance world of the West.

Painting of Nureyev by Jamie Wyeth Nureyev: The Unconquerable Will

Nureyev: The Unconquerable Will

This lesson provides an overview of how creative expression developed in the West, particularly in the development of dance.

ocean Oceans: A Sensory Haiku

Oceans: A Sensory Haiku

After exploring a virtual ocean with their five senses, students capture the sensory experience by writing haiku, bringing science and creative writing together as one

The American Flag Oh, Say Can You See…

Oh, Say Can You See…

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

pumpkin One Story, Many Tales

One Story, Many Tales

Through the study of various literary and fine arts versions of Cinderella, ESL students will practice their reading, writing, oral, and technology skills

Chemical Reactions Oxidation and Combustion: Chemical Reactions in Fire

Oxidation and Combustion: Chemical Reactions in Fire

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

Fibonacci 3-D by Jeremy Bennett Patterns Across Cultures: The Fibonacci Sequence in Visual Art

Patterns Across Cultures: The Fibonacci Sequence in Visual Art

The Fibonacci Sequence manifests in nature and visual arts

Percussion Percussion Instruments and Pitch

Percussion Instruments and Pitch

This lesson introduces students to the instruments of the percussion family

Romeo and Juliet Performance Essay

Performance Essay

By investigating Shakespeare through both an analytical and theatrical lens, students achieve a much deeper understanding of his work.

Pool in pleasure park, Manzanar Relocation Center, Calif. Photography and the National Park Service

Photography and the National Park Service

Examine the ways in which art has the power to influence policy, learning that photography has had a social impact with other historical events and movements

American Pioneers Pioneer America: Journey West

Pioneer America: Journey West

In this lesson, students will learn about the early pioneers in America and their motivations for moving West

Annie Oakley Pioneer America: Legendary Westerners

Pioneer America: Legendary Westerners

In this lesson, students will work in pairs to research legendary westerners

Pioneers Pioneer America: Pioneer Living

Pioneer America: Pioneer Living

In this lesson, students will learn about what life was like for early American pioneers

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

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

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