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Sheet Music Melodies and Math

Melodies and Math

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

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

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

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

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.

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.

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

The Great Wave off Kanagawa Japanese Woodblock Prints

Japanese Woodblock Prints

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

moon and raven Haunting Music

Haunting Music

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

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.

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