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Grade 6-8

Robert Rauschenberg: Reinventing Art - Lesson Overview

Using the American Masters online essay as a tool, this lesson will examine the cultural context of Robert Rauschenberg’s work.

Oct 28th, 2006 | 0 comments

F. Scott Fitzgerald: Winter Dreams - Lesson Overview

In this lesson plan, students will learn how F. Scott Fitzgerald used autobiographical elements in writing his stories, and they try a hand at writing a Fitzgerald-style story with autobiographical elements of their own.

Oct 31st, 2005 | 0 comments

Lucille Ball: What's So Funny? - Lesson Overview

In this lesson plan, students study images of women in movies and television, contrasting the ideal of physical beauty with the risks an actress takes to be funny.

Sep 21st, 2005 | 1 comment

Diego Rivera: Art as the Universal Language - Lesson Overview

Students will discuss the nature of art, what purposes it serves, and how Rivera's art reflected what was happening in the world during his lifetime.

Aug 27th, 2005 | 2 comments

Paul Robeson: The Renaissance Man - Lesson Overview

In this lesson, students will explore the accomplishments of this decorated athlete, sought after actor, renowned singer, and political activist.

Aug 27th, 2005 | 1 comment

Truman Capote: Other Voices, Other Rooms - Lesson Overview

This American Master's series lesson uses Capote's autobiographical short story, "A Christmas Memory", to teach a lesson on characterization in writing.

Aug 27th, 2005 | 1 comment

Vaudeville: On with the Show - Lesson Overview

The activity is divided into several parts: 1) observing their family to come up with material for the skit, 2) writing a script for the skit, and 3) staging the skit.

Jun 22nd, 2005 | 0 comments

The Sidney Poitier High School - Lesson Overview

In this lesson, students will prepare a mock-dedication for "The Sidney Poitier School." using a selection of reading strategies - Choral Reading, Guided Reading and Reader's Theater - to research the information before putting together their presentations.

Oct 29th, 2004 | 1 comment

Judy Garland: By Myself - Lesson Overview

Judy Garland was one of America's most famous child stars. In this lesson students will explore Garland's life as they investigate a variety of musical, historical, and artistic resources

Jul 7th, 2004 | 0 comments
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