Juilliard students are known for their talent, dedication, and excellence. The Juilliard School is known for all of these same qualities. From its very beginnings in 1905 as the Institute of Musical Art, the school hoped to rival the European conservatories and to bring high quality musical training to the United States. After viewing the American Masters episode about the Juilliard School and applying the Guided Reading approach to a related essay, 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.
8th to 12th grade
- One session for introductory activity
- Two and a half hours for “Guided Reading Lesson” and viewing of program
- At least seven sessions for students to prepare and present their ideas for new schools
English, Art, Music Appreciation, and History
Students will be able to:
- Learn about the history of the Juilliard School.
- Listen to famous artists, actors, and musicians talk about their schooling.
- Make inferences.
- Work on their writing skills.
- Search the Internet for information.
- Work together in small groups.
- Present their research, information, and school design in a formal multimedia presentation.
MCREL LANGUAGE ARTS, Level 4, Standard 5
Uses the general skills and strategies of the reading process
MCREL THINKING AND REASONING, Level 4, Standard 2
Understands and applies basic principles of logic and reasoning
MCREL LANGUAGE ARTS, Level 4, Standard 8
Uses listening and speaking strategies for different purposes
MCREL LANGUAGE ARTS, Level 4, Standard 9
Uses viewing skills and strategies to understand and interpret visual media
MCREL TECHNOLOGY STANDARDS, Level 4, Standard 2
Knows the characteristics and uses of computer software programs.
MCREL WORKING WITH OTHERS, Level 4, Standard 1
Contributes to the overall effort of a group