Grade 6-8

You Are What You Eat: Lessons from Alice Waters - Lesson Overview

Through Guided Reading strategies, students will use their findings to develop a proposal to the principal about improving the quality of food in the school.

Mar 19th, 2003 | 1 comment

Willie Nelson: All Together Now! - Lesson Overview

Oct 2nd, 2002 | 1 comment

Alfred Hitchcock and David O. Selznick - Lesson Overview

In this lesson plan, students compare and contrast the Hollywood film industry of the 30s and 40s with Hollywood today. They conduct research, present it in a creative posterboard project, and follow up with a discussion of the findings.

Apr 16th, 2001 | 1 comment

Merce Cunningham: A Lifetime of Dance - Lesson Overview

In this lesson plan, students get a chance to observe movement by creating a "movement journal", and then they experiment with what they have observed to create a unique "movement vocabulary."

Feb 16th, 2001 | 0 comments

Quincy Jones: What Makes an American Master? - Lesson Overview

n this lesson plan, students will learn about Quincy Jones, the context in which he has worked during his lifetime.

Sep 11th, 2000 | 0 comments

Billy Wilder: Film Noir Inventor and Genius - Lesson Overview

This lesson will expose students to one of the greatest American film writer/directors who shaped the landscape of American film today. Through the classic Noir film Double Indemnity, students will explore the historical and social impact of the 1930’s and 1940’s.

Oct 29th, 1999 | 0 comments

Lena Horne: Race and the American Artist - Lesson Overview

In this lesson plan, students will participate in activities that focus on the role of race in the entertainment world and make connections to Horne's life story.

Mar 29th, 1999 | 0 comments

George Lucas and the Power of Myth - Lesson Overview

Students will read a variety of myths, conduct Internet research, engage in writing activities, construct debates, and create short projects as they learn about George Lucas and his contributions to society through his work.

Jan 29th, 1999 | 2 comments

Maurice Sendak: Imagination and Art - Lesson Overview

Students will learn how Sendak not only wrote and illustrated children's books and created works in the field of ballet, but also turned his book Where the Wild Things Are into an opera. They will also work in groups to produce an opera.

Oct 29th, 1998 | 1 comment
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