How do metaphors help us better understand the world? And, what makes a good metaphor? Explore these questions in this brief video with writers like Langston Hughes and Carl Sandburg, who have mastered the art of bringing a scene or emotion to life.
5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Students, English as a second language (ESL) students
It isn't easy holding complex sentences together (just ask a conjunction or a subordinate), but the clever little comma can help lighten the load. But how to tell when help is really needed? This brief video offers some tricks of the comma trade.
Students will complete a portfolio of research about the geography of the Renaissance, including the types of exports from Venice and Florence, the leaders of these cities, and how these leaders differed from those in the Netherlands. Students will also examine how the Reformation affected art of the Italian Renaissance.
Children will record and graph information about themselves and the class. Then they will include this information in a time capsule that they will reopen at the end of the year to see how they have changed.
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, Kindergarten
Statistics, Measurement, Writing (composition)
Students, Learning disabled students, English as a second language (ESL) students, Emotionally disabled students, At-risk students
Are we and our technologies a product of our ancestors? How did ancient technologies shape and change cultures? Working from a machine or invention in present-day use, each student chooses and researches one integral part that existed before 1400 C.E. Students produce original videos documenting their findings.
8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Technology And Civilization, Physics, History, Engineering, Writing (composition), Process Skills
This lesson plan presents the perspectives and experiences of Native American doll makers describing how their work is keeping old traditions and developing new ones. Students will explore explore ways that dolls can be important, how different regions influence types of Native dolls, and the histories of various Native tribes.
Create a whimsical creature based on the Oaxacan Wood carvings. Your "creature" will have an armature (base) made from newspaper and tape. It will be covered with "Paperclay" then painted- a base coat and then designs (patterns) using paint pens.