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The Vietnam War and Protest Music

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Here's a must-have resource for your Vietnam War curriculum file. Class members view a PowerPoint that details the background of the conflict and then examines the reasons for and the effects of protest songs on American attitudes toward...
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Learning to Look, Looking to Learn - Sunday Morning

For Students 9th - 12th
Jerome Myers' depiction of the urban landscape in "Sunday Morning" is the focus of a series of activities that asks viewers to examine how an artist uses the elements of a painting to tell a story. The resource packet includes an image...
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Learning to Look, Looking to Learn - Peeling Onions

For Students 9th - 12th
Lilly Martin Spencer's "Peeling Onions" is the subject of a series of exercises that model for learners how to use the elements of art to read a painting. A series of worksheets focus viewers' attention on how Spencer uses color and...
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Art Alive! - Genesee Oaks

For Teachers 1st - 12th
Asher Brown Durand's "Genesee Oaks" offers an opportunity for learners to develop their skill at reading paintings. Viewers respond to questions that focus their attention on different aspects of the landscape, and then create a...
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At the Improv. SIX drama speaking activities for the EFL/ESL Classroom

For Teachers 4th - 12th
Improv for EFL/ESL? Indeed! The six improvisation exercises detailed in this resource are intended to provide fluency practice and boost the confidence of all levels of language learners but can be used in drama classes as well.
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EdTech Tuesdays: Make Beliefs Comix

For Teachers 2nd - 12th
An iPad, a free app, or a free website are all kids need to create comic strips that tell stories, recount events, or express feelings. Rich and Jennifer discuss the strengths and weakness of the app, as well as model how to use this...
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EdTech Tuesdays: Exploring Music in the Classroom with Michael Medvinsky

For Teachers 3rd - Higher Ed
Young musicians, using both acoustic and digital instruments, hook up with young poets to produce their own songs through a program imagined by Michael Medvinsky.
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Becoming an Art Critic: Graphic Organizer

For Teachers 7th - 12th
You don't need to be planning a museum tour to take advantage of this graphic organizer that teaches kids how to read a work of art. The student version directs viewers' attention to the content, color, and composition, while the teacher...
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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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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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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 learning exercise that asks readers/viewers to examine these choices and consider how they are used to...
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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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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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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 instructional 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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Overhead Transparencies

For Teachers K - 12th
Classroom and studio music instructors will find this packet of 10 transparencies of major value. Images of treble and bass clefs, notes and rests, note values, time signatures, and music language are included. Nothing minor about this...
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Time Signatures

For Students 2nd - 12th
You'll never miss a beat with a resource packet filled with puzzles, quizzes, and activity worksheets that focus on time signatures. Don't quaver or rest until you score this packet.
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Music Teacher Resource Pack

For Teachers K - 12th
Music teachers! Here's everything you need in one packet. Templates for two, four, and six stave manuscripts. Templates for merit certificates, practice schedules, progress reports, fees records, and much, much more. You'll score with...