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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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