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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

Kazan, Miller, and the McCarthy Era - Lesson Overview

Students will use the Miller-Kazan story as an introduction to the McCarthy era, one of the darkest times in America's cultural history.

Aug 26th, 2005 | 1 comment

Andy Warhol - Lesson Overview

Through these activities students will explore various definitions about what constitutes art and how other periods in art history may have framed these definitions, develop their own ideas of what constitutes art, and use representative works of art to support their own definitions of art.

Aug 26th, 2005 | 2 comments

Ralph Ellison - Lesson Overview

In this lesson plan, students will use similar tools to explore the theme of invisibility in the book, in their own lives, and in their communities.

Aug 24th, 2005 | 3 comments

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

Ella Fitzgerald: Something to Live For - Lesson Overview

In this lesson plan, students will learn the basics of jazz appreciation. They will hear performances by various artists including Ella Fitzgerald, learning about jazz styles, the roots of jazz, and the characteristics of different types of jazz.

Jun 1st, 2005 | 0 comments

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
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