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Music Fun

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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Lesson Plan
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Careers in Film

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students discuss the difference between independent films and and films produced by a major studio. They select an independent filmmaker to research and begin their research from a list of given Web sites. When research is complete,...
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Studio Art Lessons Based on Latin American Arts

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Study three of the basic principles of design: l) designs should create a rhythmic pattern made up of related shapes, 2) colors should be repeated so as to not force the eye to remain with a single part of the composition, and 3) a...
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Lesson Plan
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The Red Studio Turns 100!

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Students observe the art of Henri Matisse and discuss the ideas and feelings his art brings about. In this Henri Matisse lesson plan, students look at many of his artistic paintings and discuss and write in a journal the point of view...
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Unit Plan
Film Education

Gone with the Wind Study Guide

For Students 9th - 12th
The 1939 Oscar-winning Gone with the Wind, is the focus of an informational packet designed to be used with a viewing of the film. As part of their analysis, media students respond to a series of discussion points about the influence of...
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Music, Culture and War

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students see that music serves as a major conduit for the transport of knowledge. As they watch video, students tabulate the variety of music artists listed by different soldiers.
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Making CD's from MIDI Compositions

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Learners complete their own composition (ABA song form, C Major scale, 32-60 measures) using the keyboard and sequencing software on the computer to playback the song. They fill in answers in their workbooks and watch how to transfer...
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Learning about Interest Group Politics

For Teachers 7th - 10th
Students identify and interpret major interest groups and think tanks of the government. Students evaluate, record, and discuss the viewpoints of guests on the News Hour. Students select several Web-based transcripts of interviews,...
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Everything Weather

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders use print and electronic media to find the following essential elements of these storms: characteristics, effects, safety and preparation, and interesting facts. A graphic organizer is used to gather and record this key...
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Lesson Plan
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Black Actors in American Cinema

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students examine the contributions of a few African American actors. After watching different films, they work together to recreate the film and the struggles faced by the actors. In groups, they compare and contrast the acting style of...
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Lesson: Looking Closer: The Artwork of Wangechi Mutu

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Social issues of gender and media stereotypes, begins with a multi-sensory experience. Learners view the painting Backlash Blues and make critical comments based on what they see. They then read the Langston Hughes poem and listen to the...
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Activity
Beverly Hills High School

The French Revolution

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Aspiring filmmakers and budding historians alike will love a storyboard project on the French Revolution. Learners plan a Hollywood blockbuster, complete with script and full storyboards, that cover important events of the French...
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Code.org

Controlling Memory with Variables

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Not all variables are created equal. Discover how variables in computer science are different from variables in math class. Scholars learn to work with variables in computer programming by developing a mental model for how variables...
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Lesson Plan
VH1

Lesson 4: Behind the Movie Chicago

For Teachers 7th - 12th
The elements of music and journalistic integrity in one lesson; What could be better? The class discusses journalistic approaches to better understand responsible reporting versus sensationalism. They watch the Act One from the film...
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On Deck of a Union Warship

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Young scholars examine role of Naval blockades in Union war strategy, and analyze primary source image "On Deck of a Union Warship" and make detailed observation about people and activities shown.
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New Museum of Contemporary Art

Lesson: Unmonumental: Fallen and Disappearing Monuments

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Due to vandalism, war, and urban decay, many of the world's great monuments have fallen to ruin. Here is an interesting lesson that increases understanding of the dichotomy between what are intended as lasting tributes, and their...
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Activity
State Library of Ohio

Tuck Everlasting

For Teachers 5th - 8th
A great toolbox of ideas for any teacher preparing to teach the novel Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt, this resource includes a short biography of Natalie Babbitt, several discussion questions that could double as writing prompts,...
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Lesson Plan
Code.org

Using Variables in Apps

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Investigate the benefits of using global variables. The seventh installment of a 21-part unit continues the study of variables from the previous lesson. Young computer scientists modify two existing apps by adding variables and learn how...
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Sheryl Crow and Willie Nelson - Lesson 1

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Appeal to your music lovers with this activity. Middle and high schoolers listen to and describe music from contrasting styles. They identify the common elements between gospel and bluegrass music and have a class discussion regarding...
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Lesson Plan
National First Ladies' Library

Digging up the Past: Sir Arthur Evans and the Palace at Knossos

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Middle schoolers explore the excavations of the Palace of Knossos on the Island of Crete. They create a simulated news broadcasting on the work of Sir Arthur Evans and his colleges. In their news investigation, learners cover such topics...
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Freedom, Power and the People

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students analyze how social change has affected artistic expression and popular culture. the explain the influence of media on contemporary American culture.
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25 Greatest Protest Songs

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students view and discuss The 25 Greatest Protest Songs video as compiled by VH1. They focus on when and why each of the songs were written, looking for patterns.
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Give Peace a Chance

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students research protest songs of the Vietnam War era. They search for information on the artists and motivation for the lyrics. They interview people who remember the music from that era and bring back information they found.
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Historical Comparison of Anti-War Music

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students explain that, how in this world of increasing awareness and interdependence, music can act as a magnet to draw people together. They research and compare anti-war songs from many different generations.