Urban Life Teacher Resources

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Urban Life: What Lives In Our Local Park?

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders participate in activities during a visit to Central Park. In this urban life lesson, 5th graders visit Central Park where they explore pond dipping, stream chemistry, and play a native plant Bingo game.
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Write a Short Story

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Learners compare two paintings, depicting urban life in America in the 1940's, answering a series of questions, then create a short story about the paintings' characters. They compare 'Nighthawks' and 'Nightlife.'
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A Ticket to Philly—In 1769: Thinking about Cities, Then and Now

For Teachers 4th - 8th Standards
While cities had only a small fraction of the population in colonial America, they played a significant role in pre-revolutionary years, and this was certainly true for the largest city in the North American colonies: Philadelphia. Your...
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Designs for Urban Life

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Students analyze the design of cities and systems as an architecture analysis. In this architecture analysis lesson plan, students complete image based discussion and two related activities for the lesson plan.
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Designing a Skyscraper

For Teachers 2nd - 6th Standards
Besides serving as awe-inspiring monuments of human achievement, skyscrapers are built to perform a wide range of functions in urban communities. The second instructional activity in this series begins by exploring the history of the...
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Understanding the Context of Modernist Poetry

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Learners examine the historical, social, and cultural context of modernist poetry. They explore websites, complete a chart, compare/contrast rural and urban life, watch a video of early New York, and complete a writing assessment...
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A Remade Environment

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Art is a wonderful way to express feelings of social unrest or change. Learners will examine the works of two contemporary Japanese artists, and how they each have used art to say something big. They analyze the work of Katsuhiro Saiki...
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Urban Life: What Lives in Our Schoolyard?

For Teachers K - 7th
Students research living organisms by exploring their school grounds. In this microscopic observation lesson, students gather materials, insects, and objects from their playground and schoolyard and bring them into class. Students...
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The City in Black and White and Color: An interdisciplinary approach to teaching life in the city using literature, social studies, art, and photography.

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Young scholars design an artistic and literary collage of contemporary urban life that seeks to interpret, analyze, and evaluate its mettle. They integrate their impressions of urban life with established views, thereby enriching their...
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RUNAWAY JOURNEYS MIGRATION

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Learners analyze the influences on urban life in the early and late 19th century, different economic, cultural, and social characteristics of slavery after 1800, the rise of racial hostility, and the ending of the Atlantic slave trade.
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How Do Artists Effectively Relate Historic Events?

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
Students explore African American migration. In this black culture and history lesson plan, students use a map to identify northern and southern states in which African Americans lived in the 1900s. Students observe and describe objects...
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No More Traffic Jams: Lesson 3

For Teachers 6th - 10th
Traffic is a very real concern for any Urban dweller. After watching a video showing various traffic issues and solutions, learners group up to discuss and develop innovative traffic solutions of their own. They explore vocabulary and...
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Urban Ecosystems 4: Metabolism of Urban Ecosystems

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Cities are compared to living, breathing, metabolizing organisms. Fourth in a five-part series of lessons, this one focuses on the flow of materials through a city. Links to interesting websites and images make your delivery of...
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Immigration and Urban Life

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders research the impact of immigration. In this social studies lesson, 5th graders discuss how immigration affected the economy. Students discuss the living and working conditions of immigrants in the 1800s.
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Literature: Porgy and Bess

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Young scholars examine the various portrayals of African-Americans in literature, focusing on the opera, Porgy and Bess. They conduct Internet research on African-American culture between the two World Wars. Students write fictional or...
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What it Felt Like to Live in 1900 -1910 America

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers investigate major historical issues that occurred between the years 1900- 1910. They examine the immigration and urban life, entertainment and the roles of women using a textbook and Henry Allen's, The American Century,...
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Paris, a XIXth- Century City

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Students plan a visit to Musse d'Orsay to examine Paris in the 19th century.  In this visual arts activity, students explore the Haussmanian period and urban life in the 19th century.  Students discuss the relationship between art and...
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The United States in the 1920s: The New Negro Movement and the Harlem Renaissance

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Music, writing, and activism all tell the story of history! The resource uses these elements and more in a presentation to discuss the Jazz Age and Harlem Renaissance. Your class views biographies, discusses important events, and...
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A Christian Europe Emerges: 300-1200

For Teachers 9th - 11th
Wars, religious conflicts, political shifts, invasions: just some of the events that shaped medieval Europe. A thorough slideshow organizes events, people, places, and information from the Middle Ages.
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"Attacking the Subway System"

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Focus on vocabulary while reading "Attacking the Subway System" by Lynya Floyd. The guide provided encourages readers to create predictions while reading, and it contains a writing assignment for post-reading. A long list of vocabulary...
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Congruent Figures

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Learners read and analyze "Congruent Figures," by Takahashi Takako. They participate in a literary circle discussion, complete reading log handouts, complete a pre- and post-reading survey, and conduct a debate.
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Live from Channel 22

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Learners explore 1920s America. In this American history instructional activity, students research primary and secondary sources in order to examine the events and noteworthy people of the time period. Learners use their...
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Modern Art Lesson Plans

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Students explore the history and examples of Modern Art. In this Modern Art lesson, students read background information about Modern Art and a biography of Andy Warhol. Students complete a criticism and aesthetics, art creation...
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Robert Indiana Biography, Activities, and Lesson Plans

For Teachers 12th - Higher Ed
Learners analyze Pop art and the work of Robert Indiana. In this Pop art instructional activity, students read about the history of Pop art and a biography of Robert Indiana. Learners complete a criticism and aesthetics activity, create...