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Mel Brooks - Timeline: 2000 Years of Mel Brooks

The life and times of Mel Brooks: The 2000 Year Old Man.

Feb 1st, 2013 | 5 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

Through the Lens of Robert Capa - Lesson Overview

In this lesson, students will use Guided Reading techniques to learn about Capa's style and to discover the techniques that made him a great photographer.

Aug 27th, 2005 | 3 comments

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

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

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

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

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

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