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The English Renaissance and NOT Shakespeare: Crash Course Theater #13
13 mins 9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Believe it or not, Shakespeare wasn't the only British playwright to rise to fame during the Renaissance. Writers other than the Bard make up the content of a video about British theater during the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries. The...
Pee Jokes, the Italian Renaissance, Commedia Dell'Arte: Crash Course Theater #12
11 mins 9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
New ReviewWelcome to the Renaissance, known as one of the most vibrant periods in the world of theater. An informational video provides a thorough overview of the period, noting key changes that took place on the stage. After a lengthy discussion...
Development of English Drama
4 mins 9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
From mystery plays to Shakespeare! Progress chronologically through the evolution of English drama, which began as a way for English clergymen in the eleventh century to illustrate biblical stories to the mass of illiterate commoners....
Improvising Music Through India, USA, and European Traditions
6th - 8th
Learners discover an Indian influence on Blues music. In this music lesson, students explore improvisation and compare the traditions of different cultures and styles. Learners develop the blues scale, cyclical music, and compose short...
The Impact of Islamic Culture on the Arts of the Renaissance
Eighth graders examine the linguistic and cultural impact of the Arabic language and Islamic culture on the Spanish language. They analyze and label maps, listen to and differentiate between Spanish and Arabic music, and compare and...
Dances to Flute Music and Obscene Verse. It's Roman Theater, Everybody: Crash Course Theater #5
12 mins 9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Believe it or not, ancient Romans had a sense of humor—although it may have been a bit absurd. The fifth video in the Crash Course Theater series discusses the evolution of Roman drama, incorporating images and animations to help bring...
Allegory: A Language Beyond Words: Meanings of Emblems/Symbols/Attributes: Iconography in Baroque/Renaissance Art and Sculpture
7th - 9th
Students explore the various emblems, symbols, and attributes in the Renaissance and Baroque art periods. For this art language lesson, students discuss and pronounce vocabulary words. Students read a French song and listen to music from...