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335 reviewed resources for alternative education art

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Getting Oriented: A Move to Alternative Fuels

For Teachers 9th - 12th
The challenge surrounding a transition to alternative fuels may fall on the next generation of scientists, innovators, and creative thinkers. Get them started on their journey with a research and discussion activity focuses on the...
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When Art Conveys Political and Social Conflict

For Teachers 12th
Twelfth graders consider art as a medium to convey information and opinions on social conflict and issues. They analyze images from the Crocker Art Museum, discuss their effectiveness in raising awareness of an issue, and create a...
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Lesson: Lauren Kelley: Icon Identity

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Barbie gets a makeover, but not the type you may be thinking of. Critical thinkers explore social norms, storytelling, sexual and racial identity through art. They view the short animated film, Big Gurl, discuss how Barbie was altered...
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When Art Conveys a Political Message

For Teachers 12th
Twelfth graders learn art is an effective way to convey a political message. They learn how political messages are created to convey a message. They analyze a piece of artwork and then write a short paragraph from the point of view of...
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To Go Solar or Not to Go Solar!

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Middle schoolers imagine that they are on a panel to consider if a solar energy system would be advantageous to a new school as it is being built. They read the included handout and then each play a role as a participant in a community...
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Powerpoint Presentation (Part 2 of 3)

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Fractured Fairy Tales get a technology twist when a PowerPoint presentation is used to highlight changed elements of a classic storiy. A class discussion about setting, characters, and story action provide a basis for learners to...
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Stakeholder Debate: Wind Energy

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Decide whether or not wind energy is the best resource for a town in a role-playing debate. Different groups take up the position of stakeholders on both sides of the argument. You will appreciate the materials and support provided in...
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Romeo and Juliet-Different Time and Place

For Teachers 9th
Encourage your class to make Romeo and Juliet their own. Groups of three to four people choose an alternative setting and create a soundtrack and costumes before acting out one scene. Not many directions or explanations are given, but...
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Responding to Literature: James and the Giant Peach

For Teachers 5th
Fifth grade reader/writers create an alternate ending to an episode in Roald Dahl's James and the Giant Peach in which our protagonist "loses" the chance to magically solve all his problems. Prompts students not only to write creatively...
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Draw Like an Egyptian

For Teachers K - 12th
Students craft their own Egyptian art. In this ancient Egyptian art lesson, students explore Egyptian art and create their own work following the 4 guidelines presented in the lesson.
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Youth Obesity: Schools Fight Back

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Explore nutrition and healthy eating habits with a study on youth obesity. Learners watch a PBS documentary on the obesity epidemic which discusses government programs aimed at healthier choices, as well as more localized efforts. Kids...
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Making Evidence-Based Claims: Woman's Rights

For Teachers 8th Standards
American women have been working toward equal rights since the ink dried on the Declaration of Independence. Focused on the words and actions of Sojourner Truth, Shirley Chisholm, and Venus Williams, a language arts lesson takes eighth...
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Holiday Paper Projects for Kids

For Teachers Pre-K - 2nd
No matter what time of year it is, there's a holiday craft to make! Kindergartners construct several holiday craft projects in a series of holiday art lesson. They complete several paper projects such as 4th of July flags, Thanksgiving...
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Romeo and Juliet

For Students 8th - 12th Standards
"Oh Romeo, Romeo, wherefore art thou Romeo?" The classic play by Shakespeare goes digital through a version that contains audio and PDF versions of the text. Additionally, each act and scene displays the Flesch-Kincaid readability level...
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Interpreting Rock Art of the Anasazi

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students explore ancient Anasazi people through samples of rock art preserved in public lands of the Four Corners region. The national parks, which protect this land from vandalism and neglect, serve as a showcase for this Native...
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The Holocaust: The Art of Memory

For Teachers 7th - 9th Standards
Never Forget. As part of a study of the Holocaust, class members watch a PowerPoint about Terezin and then read selections from I Never Saw Another Butterfly, Children’s Drawings and Poems from Terezin Concentration Camp, and then craft...
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Shoes and the Backyard Landscape

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Your shoes get a lot of mileage in familiar places. Represent the places you have traveled the most with an art project based on a print of Indian People Wear Shoes and Socks by Juane Quick-to-See Smith. Kids trace their shoes and draw...
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Seven Poems, Seven Paintings: A Teacher's Guide to Selected Holocaust Poetry

For Teachers 12th Standards
Seven poems paired with seven original works of art provide learners an opportunity to draw connections between literary and artistic interpretations. Designed to augment a study of the Holocaust, each pair is accompanied by discussion...
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As You Like It: Study Guide

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
What do you get when you combine unrequited love with disguised characters in an enchanted forest? Shakespeare's hilarious As You Like It! Pupils consider multiple perspectives through creative writing. Learners also write love letters...
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Weather Posters

For Teachers Pre-K - 3rd
Weather posters are great for decorating a room, spicing up the calendar area, or creating bulletin board displays. Here are nine printable posters that each fit on a single sheet of paper. They show an image of a type of weather, a...
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Birds of a Feather, An Interdisciplinary Unit: Language Arts Wing

For Teachers 7th - 8th Standards
If a blue jay could talk, what would it say? Find out by reading Mark Twain's "Jim Baker's Blue-jay Yarn" with your class. Make sure to discuss dialect beforehand and adopt the accent while you read. Compare and contrast American English...
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VH1 100 Greatest Women of Rock & Roll Lesson 5

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students analyze female artists who work in the genres of rock and roll, and alternative rock music. They complete an information sheet on biographical information.
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Designing the Common School: The First Educational Reform

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Middle schoolers perform preliminary research to explore education before public (common) education was in place. They design a public educational system of their own. Young scholars construct a report outlining challenges and solutions...
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The Great Art of Henri Matisse

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
Students discover the artistic works of Henri Matisse, and examine what his work means. In this art lesson, students observe the different paintings/collages of Henri Matisse, eventually creating works of their own based on his style.