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ARTSEDGE Lessons for Middle School (Grades 6-8)

Grades 6-8 Lesson
In this lesson students discover how they have been using Shakespeare's words in their everyday language
Grades 6-8 Lesson
In this lesson, students will explore how myths help to explain nature and science.
Grades 6-8 Lesson
Students will examine works of art and analyze and discuss photography
Grades 6-8 Lesson
Research information on artists' lives and works and prepare works of art
Grades 6-8 Lesson
Examine the political and economic reasons for the African-American migration to Northern cities between the World Wars
Grades 6-8 Lesson
This lesson will explore the historic importance and function of castles and introduce a general history of castles and architectural terms
Grades 6-8 Lesson
Students will understand characterization in literature and be able to connect historical and contemporary culture
Grades 6-8 Lesson
This lesson explores the realities and effects of war on children by examining diaries, journals, and letters written by children during times of war
Grades 6-8 Lesson
Students will work in groups to create murals about the events and trends of a decade of the twentieth century
Grades 6-8 Lesson
Learn about the history of America's national parks, and about the role that artists played in their creation
Grades 6-8 Lesson
This lesson focuses on describing the general literary elements in fables
Grades 6-8 Lesson
Explore and discover the elements of dance by demonstrating various simple movements
Grades 6-8 Lesson
Students will identify elements of myth and examine how myths help to explain nature and science
Grades 6-8 Lesson
Students are introduced to the genre of folktales and engage in a study of several Russian folktales
Grades 6-8 Lesson
Stage-fighting, and especially sword-fighting, is important to the plot of many Shakespearean plays
Grades 6-8 Lesson
This lesson introduces students to rhythm concepts, such as music notation
Grades 6-8 Lesson
Students learn defining elements of classical Greek architecture using the Lincoln Memorial and the Parthenon
Grades 6-8 Lesson
Students will study Japanese-American interment during World War II
Grades 6-8 Lesson
Cells carry on the many functions needed to sustain life. This lesson illustrates the process of mitosis in yeast
Grades 6-8 Lesson
In this lesson, students use calculation to predict the number of cells that result from a series of cell divisions
Grades 6-8 Lesson
Artists Lucas Samaras and Joseph Cornell both explore the idea of personal identity through their art
Grades 6-8 Lesson
Muses of ancient Greece inspired poets, playwrights, dancers, actors, musicians, and scientists
Grades 6-8 Lesson
In this lesson, students learn about Ancient Egyptian rituals and attitudes about death and the afterlife
Grades 6-8 Lesson
In this lesson, students will learn about the legend of King Arthur as depicted in stories, poems, and artwork
Grades 6-8 Lesson
This lesson introduces students to the French vocabulary of ballet
Grades 6-8 Lesson
Pop art examines the distinction between "high art" and popular culture, and questions the role of the artist
Grades 6-8 Lesson
Students will explore the mathematics behind mandalas, including but not limited to shapes and symmetry
Grades 6-8 Lesson
In the first of these three lessons, students will develop a general understanding of marketing and its influence.
Grades 6-8 Lesson
In this second of three lessons, students will continue their exploration of concepts in advertising.
Grades 6-8 Lesson
Students will complete their advertisements, adding in details (such as color and symbols) and background/foreground space on the picture plane.
Grades 6-8 Lesson
For the medieval and the renaissance artists, flowers were important symbolism
Grades 6-8 Lesson
Understanding the environmental and social impact of the Great Depression
Grades 6-8 Lesson
Students will read one of Tomie DePaola’s versions of two Native American legends
Grades 6-8 Lesson
Students explore the solar system through experimentation of mobile design in the style of Alexander Calder
Grades 6-8 Lesson
Students will analyze and compare the puns and word play in selected scenes
Grades 6-8 Lesson
Gain an understanding of the dynamics of trade in China along the Silk Road
Grades 6-8 Lesson
Students will read narratives from former slaves
Grades 6-8 Lesson
Explore a “singable” picture book and examine a poem for rhythm to determine its musical meter
Grades 6-8 Lesson
Using shadow puppets and plays, students will learn how light interacts with matter
Grades 6-8 Lesson
This lesson introduces the legendary Malian king Sundiata Keita by using elements of traditional Malian festivals
Grades 6-8 Lesson
Students create movement patterns that relay information about the human body
Grades 6-8 Lesson
Students research how professions such as nursing, clerking, and teaching have changed gender dominance over the past 150 years
Grades 6-8 Lesson
Learn about the history, key players and musical qualities of the blues
Grades 6-8 Lesson
Learn about the courageous efforts of the Freedom Riders during the civil rights movement
Grades 6-8 Lesson
In this lesson, students will gain an understanding of the components of an animal cell.
Grades 6-8 Lesson
In this lesson, students will use the steps of the writing process to write and perform original fables as skits
Grades 6-8 Lesson
Students learn the characteristics of folktales, evaluating existing tales and creating their own original ones
Grades 6-8 Lesson
Students will explore how myths provide explanations for nature and science by reading the Native American myth "Giants and Mosquitoes"
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