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Grade 9-12

Lon Chaney: Three Faces of Lon Chaney - Lesson Overview

In this lesson, students will watch the Lon Chaney episode of American Masters, read chapters from three original books on which Chaney's films were based, and use a reading strategy called Reader's Theater to adapt each chapter into a script.

Feb 17th, 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

Walter Cronkite: Witness to History - Lesson Overview

Much has changed since Walter Cronkite signed off in 1981. In order to examine how news reporting has evolved in the 21st century, students will explore the state and purpose of media today, research the history of the media and learn how to write using the journalistic style.

Oct 28th, 2004 | 0 comments

Designing Another Juilliard - Lesson Overview

Students will understand the school's vision and commitment to excellence. Using what they have learned, students will then create their own fictional top-notch school promoting excellence in a discipline of their choice.

Oct 29th, 2003 | 0 comments

James Brown: Life and Times - Lesson Overview

In this lesson, students will trace James Brown's rise from "Little Junior" in Depression-era Augusta, Georgia, to the "Minister of the New Super Heavy Funk" and create a collage that captures his impact on American music.

Oct 29th, 2003 | 0 comments

Woody Guthrie: Ain't Got No Home - Lesson Overview

This lessonwill provide students with an understanding of the political and economic climate in which Woody Guthrie lived and examine how his music reflected his times.

Oct 28th, 2003 | 0 comments

Following Muddy's Trail - Lesson Overview

In thie lesson, using the AMERICAN MASTERS film Muddy Waters: Can't Be Satisfied and the Guided Reading strategy in their research, students will learn about the influential musician's childhood and trace his journey from the Mississippi Delta to Chicago.

Apr 23rd, 2003 | 0 comments

Under Joni Mitchell's Influence - Lesson Overview

In this lesson plan, students will view the AMERICAN MASTERS entitled Joni Mitchell: Woman of Heart and Mind, examine the concept of influence, and explore how Joni Mitchell and her work have influenced others.

Apr 2nd, 2003 | 0 comments

Clint Eastwood: An American Icon - Lesson Overview

Using Eastwood as an example of an American film icon, students will learn about and understand the concept of icons by watching the AMERICAN MASTERS episode "Clint Eastwood: Out of the Shadows" and by applying Guided Reading strategies to the essays and interviews featured on the AMERICAN MASTERS Web site.

Oct 29th, 2002 | 0 comments
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