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The Unexpected Math Behind Van Gogh's "Starry Night"

For Students 8th - 12th
Talk about the unexpected! Young mathematicians, scientists, and artists will be enlightened by this short video that uses Van Gogh's Starry Night to depict the turbulent flow and the movement of light.
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Elementary Art Curriculum Guide

For Teachers 1st - 5th
Get crafting with hundreds of pages of art lessons! The plans are organized into topics, which include clay, drawing, composition and design, mixed media, painting, printmaking, and paper.
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See 'n Sew: Fun Sewing Projects

For Teachers 4th - 12th
This is a fantastic guide to conducting sewing projects with beginners, complete with reference and worksheets, assessments, patterns for projects, and clear instructions for the teacher. It's an all-in-one resource! 
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EdTech Tuesdays: Paper by FiftyThree

For Teachers 3rd - 12th
Create beautiful and creative journals with this app, and find out how to do so by watching this quick video. Jennifer and Rich take you on a tour of the app and try out some features to give you a preview of what to expect. Make sure to...
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The History of Tattoos

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
Did you know that tattoos date back to 8,000 years ago? From Otzi, mummified iceman of the Alps, to high society members of Victorian Britan, discover the cultural significance of tattoos amongst a wide variety of cultures and...
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Ceramic Tile Wall Murals

For Teachers Pre-K - 6th Standards
Science, social studies, language arts, and art classes work together with administrators to produce a permanent, ceramic tile wall mural to install at their school. 
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El Dia de los Muertos

For Students 1st - 8th
Celebrate the traditional Mexican holiday El Dia de los Muertos! Explore the intricate history behind the traditions, compare other cultural rituals honoring the dead, and create sugar skulls. Learners read informational text on Aztec...
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Clay Animal Whistles

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Investigate North Carolina pottery history by creating clay animal whistles, a traditional leisure activity in the region. They research a particular animal and jot down its attributes to include in their project. Find step-by-step...
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Anatomy of a Scene

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Casting, setting, context, frame, camera angle, lighting, soundtrack. Every choice a writer or director makes is conscious. Here's a worksheet that asks readers/viewers to examine these choices and consider how they are used to to create...
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EdTech Tuesdays: PicCollage

For Teachers 1st - 12th
Learn how to help your class members design beautiful collages with the fantastic, free app called PicCollage. Rich and Jennifer provide a simple demonstration of how to compose creative pieces with the app, as well as offer...
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Atmospheric Perspective Watercolor Painting

For Teachers 6th - 10th
How do artists create the illusion of depth and distance on a flat surface? Young landscape painters explore techniques like color saturation and detail placement that create atmospheric perspective.
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Let's Face It: Picasso

For Teachers 1st - 6th
Whether or not you decide to credit Picasso, young cubists will enjoy playing with facial features in an activity that has them creating faces, cutting the images into pieces, and reassembling the pieces into new images.
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Justin Hayward: The Art of Landscape

For Teachers K - 8th Standards
Landscapes by Justin Hayward (not the singer, songwriter, guitarist of the Moody Blues but the Wyoming landscape artist) are featured in a watercolor lesson that models how artists are able to create the illusion of depth on a flat surface.
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The Garden Chef

For Teachers K - 7th
Introduce young chefs to nutritious eating with a cookbook that is divided into sections focusing on one of the five food groups. It includes lessons, activities, and recipes. How wholesome!
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Matisse and Picasso

For Teachers 5th - 12th
Discover Modernism through the eyes of artists. Over the course of six well-thought-out lessons, learners examine works by Pablo Picasso and Henri Matisse while completing a range of collaborative and hands-on activities. A great resource!
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Let's Cook!

For Teachers K - 7th
Recipes, tasting activities, images of fruits and veggies, fun food facts... you name it, this resource has it! Your class will be cooking up wonderful dishes in no time with these materials. Included here are recipes, handouts,...
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EdTech Tuesdays: FriendStrip Kids Pro

For Teachers 1st - 7th
Comics in the classroom? Of course! For an overview of the FriendStrip Kids Pro app, and ideas for use in the classroom, you can watch this quick video. Jennifer and Rich take you step-by-step through how to edit a comic strip, and how...
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EdTech Tuesdays: Videolicious

For Teachers 3rd - 12th
Learn how to make videos with this video tutorial! Jennifer and Rich walk you through how to get started with Videolicious and how to use this app in your classroom. You and your pupils will be creating and editing films in no time!
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Vocal Lessons: Putting It All Together

For Teachers 3rd - 10th
The final activity in the series of four not only recaps the interdependence of the essential elements of singing, but also presents additional drills and exercises that help singers develop their skills.
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Articulation: Singing Words That Communicate

For Teachers 3rd - 10th
How does a singer keep an open, relaxed throat, a rich tone, and pure, matched vowels while articulating the words of a song? Oh, it's easy if you follow the directions and practice the exercises in this, the third in a series of...
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Phonation: Creating The Sounds of Singing

For Teachers 3rd - 10th
Inhale, suspend, exhale, recover, repeat. The focus of the second in a series of four vocal music lessons is on learning to control the vocal cords, the air chambers, and the soft palate. AH, EH, EE, OH, OO. 
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Creating a Mithila-style Painting

For Teachers 4th - 8th
As part of unit study of the Hindu culture and the Legend of Krishna, class members examine the format of Mithila-style paintings, select an event in Krishna's life, and fashion their own painting representing this event.
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Telling Tales with Kamishibai

For Teachers K - 5th Standards
Kamishibai (paper drama), is a Japanese form of storytelling that uses emakimono (paper picture scrolls), to relay a moral lesson. As part of a series of resources that examine Japanese art and artists, learners watch a video retelling...
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Recorder Fingering Worksheets

For Students K - 8th
High notes and low notes. Sharps and flats. Recorder players perfect their fingering with a series of music worksheets that ask them to practice identifying correct fingering patterns and connecting these patterns to the correct note on...