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Putting a Spin on Current Events

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students examine the symbolism on a 17th-century cabinet. In this symbolism lesson, students view samples of a 17th century cabinet and identify it's symbols. Students create their own cabinet by using various art supplies and paint...
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Periodic Pigment

For Teachers K - 12th
Students make paint using the ingredients from recipes from the 17th century. In this paint making lesson plan, students follow a recipe with vegetable oil, eggs, pigment, paintbrushes, and more to make their paint.
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Seventeenth Century Pick-up Lines

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students analyze passages from The Mysteries of Love and Eloquence, or the Arts of Wooing and Complementing, written in the seventeenth century. Students analyze the images, words and figures of speech the author used and compare the...
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Colonial Customs

For Teachers K - 8th
Students experience Colonial life and explore the customs of the 17th century. In this colonial America lesson plan, students play dress up, barter items, author pledges, and review 17th century etiquette.
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Sculpting a Message: From the Counter-Reformation to the Present Day

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Learners discuss persuasive messages in art. In this art history lesson, students research 17th- century European sculptures to find the messages given. They create their own sculptures and write press releases to explain their art. 
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Breaking the Chains, Rising Out of Circumstances

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students investigate a sculpture from the 17th century.  In this art history lesson plan, students examine Bust of a Man by Francis Hardwood and discover the meaning behind it.  Students create their own portrait bust of somebody they...
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Breaching the Gulf Between Cultures

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students read excerpts from Jim Toner's memoir Serendib which chronicles his experiences as a Peace Corps volunteer in Sri Lanka. They work in small groups to analyze the excerpts and discuss how the author came to terms with Sri Lankan...
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Unit on Henry David Thoreau

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students investigate the writings of Thoreau in order to better comprehend his impact on American Literature and unique writing style. Working to evaluate the different pieces of writing, they read the essays in order to create their own...
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Why Should You Read "Don Quixote"?

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
What value could there possibly be in a story about a man who sets out to fight windmills? Turns out, quite a bit! A video and interactive lesson about the novel Don Quixote sets out to explain the answer to the question. Viewers track...
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Gourmet Chef or Fast Food Mama?

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Students examine the contents of a 17th century women's kitchen. Using probate records, they compare them with a historian's record of the same event. They complete an inventory of a kitchen of a women in their own lives.
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Salem Witch Trials

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students consider the implications of the Salem Witch Trials. In this literature lesson, students read Arthur Miller's The Crucible and compare the witch trials to McCarthyism of the 1950's. Students rewrite scenes from the play using a...
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Breaching the Gulf Between Cultures

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Learners study the dynamics, the challenges, and the rewards of adjusting to a new culture, as illustrated by the author's account of his father's coming to terms with Sri Lankan customs. They reach the enduring understanding, "It is...
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Patriotism Reflected in Art and Literature (part A)

For Teachers 9th - 10th
Students explore pre-World War II Japanese art. In this patriotism lesson, students analyze Eternal Fuji and Red Sun by Yokoyama Taikan. Students discuss the techniques used to create the painting as well as the symbolism behind it....
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Coming to America After the War

For Teachers 10th - 12th Standards
As part of their exploration of the American dream, class members examine primary source materials to compare immigrant experiences of those arriving early in our country's history to those arriving in the US after World War II. To...
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Using Effective, Amusing Writing As a Model

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Learners use the author's writing as a model to achieve vivid description and engaging humor in compositions of their own. They examine the ways a writer can capture and hold a reader's attention and write a short personal narrative...
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Measure for Measure by William Shakespeare

For Students 9th - Higher Ed
In this online interactive reading comprehension worksheet, students respond to 12 multiple choice questions about Shakespeare's Measure for Measure. Students may submit their answers to be scored.
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Webquest - Westward Ho!

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Students investigate life on the trail West. For this Oregon Trail lesson, students collaborate to research the pioneer life and then role play a family's life on the trail. Students author an essay regarding their research finding and...
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If All The World Were Paper

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
Students investigate the reading of a rhyme and then practice learning it through drilling and repetition. They are introduced to the vocabulary with the help of a poster. Students draw from prior knowledge to set the context for further...
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Six Traits-Organization

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders should outline section of chapter in Social Studies book on the colonization of America in the early 1600?s. It should include events in a chronological order with reasons why these changes and events took place. They...
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Clay Signature Seals

For Teachers 6th
Discuss the different types of signature seals with your class. After talking about the types of signature seals and their purposes, learners create their own out of clay. This is a great way to combine social studies and art objectives...
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Imagining China through Words

For Teachers 6th - 8th
When Europeans first came back with tales of China, they provided vivid written accounts and minimal visual imput. This resulted in art rendered mostly from descriptive language. Learners explore this phenomena by listening to...
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Breaching the Gulf Between Cultures

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Students explore the dynamics, the challenges, and the rewards of adjusting to a new culture through the reading of "Help! My Father is Coming" and "The Visit to Vijay's". In this social culture lesson, students carousel brainstorm about...
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Encountering Very Different Ways of Life

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students explore the concept of crossing cultures through reading the stories "Help! My Father is Coming!" and "The Visit to Vijay's." For this culture lesson, students predict what will happen next in the stories. Students discuss the...
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Word Roots NAT, TRACT, and SEQ Advanced Crossword Puzzle

For Students 9th - 12th
A challenging activity that builds vocabulary as it tests knowledge of the word roots NAT, TRACT, and SEQ. This 12-clue crossword puzzle requires pupils to generate words that appropriately match the clues provided as well as contain the...

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