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History Comes Alive: Developing Fluency and Comprehension Using Social Studies

History Comes Alive: Developing Fluency and Comprehension Using Social Studies

Let the power of imagination and inference serve as a ńtime machineî ... (more)

Let the power of imagination and inference serve as a ńtime machineî to bring Benjamin Franklin into the classroom! History and science come to life in a dialogue with Franklin the inventor, developed through lesson activities that incorporate research, imagination, writing, visual arts, and drama. (less)

Subject:
Humanities
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Activities and Labs
Lesson Plans
Unit of Study
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ReadWriteThink
Provider:
ReadWriteThink
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Indigenous Peoples: Stories to Unite Us

Indigenous Peoples: Stories to Unite Us

Stories to Unite Us explores the fusion of modern and traditional Indigenous ... (more)

Stories to Unite Us explores the fusion of modern and traditional Indigenous culture in Australia, using picture books and oral storytelling. Unit elements include an overview, description of focus, teaching and learning activities, and links to the Australian Curriculum. The unit explores the global citizenship topic of indigenous peoples through the Australian Curriculum: English, and strands of language, literature and literacy, applied to a range of texts and text types. (less)

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Humanities
Social Sciences
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Activities and Labs
Readings
Syllabi
Teaching and Learning Strategies
Collection:
Global Words
Provider:
World Vision Australia|Primary English Teaching Association Australia (PETAA)
Author:
Atkins, Lauren
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Introduction to Drama, Fall 2004

Introduction to Drama, Fall 2004

A study of the history of theater art and practice from its ... (more)

A study of the history of theater art and practice from its origins to the modern period, including its roles in non-Western cultures. Special attention to the relationship between the literary and performative dimensions of drama, and the relationship between drama and its cultural context. Drama combines the literary arts of storytelling and poetry with the world of live performance. As a form of ritual as well as entertainment, drama has served to unite communities and challenge social norms, to vitalize and disturb its audiences. In order to understand this rich art form more fully, we will study and discuss a sampling of plays that exemplify different kinds of dramatic structure; class members will also participate in, attend, and review dramatic performances. (less)

Subject:
Humanities
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Full Course
Homework and Assignments
Syllabi
Collection:
MIT OpenCourseWare
Provider:
M.I.T.
Author:
Diana
Henderson
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Introduction to Drama, Fall 2008

Introduction to Drama, Fall 2008

Drama might be described as a game played with something sacred. It ... (more)

Drama might be described as a game played with something sacred. It tells stories that go right to the heart of what people believe about themselves. And it is enacted in the moment, which means it has an added layer of interpretive mystery and playfulness, or "theatricality." This course will explore theater and theatricality across periods and cultures, through intensive engagement with texts and with our own readings. (less)

Subject:
Humanities
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Full Course
Collection:
MIT OpenCourseWare
Provider:
M.I.T.
Author:
Anne
Fleche
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Irony

Irony

'Irony,' 1985, by Ken Feingold, was made in association with The Contemporary ... (more)

'Irony,' 1985, by Ken Feingold, was made in association with The Contemporary Art Television (CAT) Fund. Though ultimately fictional, 'Irony' includes scenes where characters talk directly to the camera as if being interviewed. These layered scenes are interspersed with footage shot during travels in India, which include documentation of a film shoot in the desert (featuring brightly costumed Indian dancers) and villagers looking into the camera. Two female characters emerge as director/filmmaker figures, and seem to mirror or double each other, sometimes sharing dialogue. The suggestion that develops is that 'Irony' is a film about the making of a film that is about a woman and the making of a film. In addition to examining the process of filmmaking, the work looks at the translation or representation of experience, especially the experience of travel. At one point, one of the directors/filmmakers says, 'How she [the character in the film] follows these threads is our story -the story of a woman in between things.' Music was created by Ratso Harris.The Contemporary Art Television (CAT) Fund was a joint venture between Boston's Institute for Contemporary Art (ICA) and WGBH's New Television Workshop. Funding came from the Massachusetts Council on the Arts and Humanities' New Works program in 1983. Co-directors were WGBH's Susan Dowling (New Television Workshop Director, 1982-1993), and David Ross (ICA Director). Kathy Rae Huffman served as curator and producer. The Fund's primary objective was to award money to video artists for new works. The goals were to foster excellence in the exploration of television as a creative medium, broaden video arts international audience through broadcast and gallery exhibition, and increase revenues for artists from the distribution of their works in all markets. Many of the works were broadcast as part of 'New Television,' and appeared in festivals worldwide. The Fund was also used to sponsor international symposia among curators, distributors, and producers to help promote the growth of video art. In 1990, the ICA assumed full sponsorship of the Fund, where it continued for another year. (less)

Subject:
Arts
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Images and Illustrations
Primary Source
Collection:
WGBH Open Vault
Provider:
PBS Learning Media
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Japanese IV, Spring 2009

Japanese IV, Spring 2009

"This course covers Japanese: The Spoken Language lessons 17 through 22. It ... (more)

"This course covers Japanese: The Spoken Language lessons 17 through 22. It will further develop the four basic skills, speaking, listening, reading and writing, that students have acquired through Japanese I, II and III courses, with emphasis on oral communication skills in various practical situations. Students will learn approximately 100 Kanji characters in this course. Sessions in English cover grammar explanation, socio-cultural information and other important issues for using the language, while Japanese lessons focus on the actual use of the language, integrating students' prior knowledge with newly learned patterns, and communicating within the frame given in the class." (less)

Subject:
Humanities
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Audio Lectures
Full Course
Video Lectures
Collection:
MIT OpenCourseWare
Provider:
M.I.T.
Author:
Nagatomi, Ayumi
Nagaya, Yoshimi
Shingu, Ikue
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Literary Visions

Literary Visions

Noted critics, authors, scholars, and actors enliven this exploration of literature and ... (more)

Noted critics, authors, scholars, and actors enliven this exploration of literature and literary analysis. Dramatizations, readings, and discussions build skills in critical thinking and writing. Illuminating excerpts of short fiction, poetry, plays, and essays Ń both classic and contemporary Ń highlight standard literary forms and devices including plot, myth, setting, and character. This series can also be used as a resource for teacher professional development. A video instructional series on literary analysis for college and high school classrooms and adult learners; 24 half-hour video programs and coordinated books (less)

Subject:
Arts
Humanities
Material Type:
Video Lectures
Collection:
Annenberg Learner
Provider:
Annenberg Learner
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Living with the Living Theater

Living with the Living Theater

'Living with the Living Theater,' 1989, was created by video artist Nam ... (more)

'Living with the Living Theater,' 1989, was created by video artist Nam June Paik with Betsy Connors and Paul Garrin, and is a documentary-style look at Judith Malina and Julian Beck of the experimental Living Theater drama group. In Paik''s style, the footage is played backwards, forwards, and at odd speeds. Segments are juxtaposed with little explanation as to their relationship. Scenes witnessed include interviews with Malina, Beck, the poet Jackson Mac Low and the painter Iris Lezak about communal living and parenting; their children responding to this interview footage; Malina, Beck, and others smoking marijuana at the grave of Mikhail Bakhunin; footage of the Living Theater performing in Berlin in 1967; a news clip of Paik's robot being hit by a car; and Beck's funeral. Rock music by the likes of Janis Joplin and Madonna permeates the work. This work was never broadcast because Nam June Paik did not have rights to some of the material used. The 'Television Workshop' created several shows that were broadcast on WGBH without being a part of a series sponsored specifically by the Workshop. Additionally, they were commissioned to create shows showcasing video art for national broadcast and created several shows in collaboration with existing series at other stations, such as WNET''s 'American Playhouse.' (less)

Subject:
Arts
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Images and Illustrations
Primary Source
Collection:
WGBH Open Vault
Provider:
PBS Learning Media
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Major Media Texts, Fall 2006

Major Media Texts, Fall 2006

Intensive close study and analysis of historically significant media "texts" that have ... (more)

Intensive close study and analysis of historically significant media "texts" that have been considered landmarks or have sustained extensive critical and scholarly discussion. Such texts may include oral epic, story cycles, plays, novels, films, opera, television drama and digital works. Emphasizes close reading from a variety of contextual and aesthetic perspectives. Syllabus varies each year, and may be organized around works that have launched new modes and genres, works that reflect upon their own media practices, or on stories that migrate from one medium to another. At least one of the assigned texts are collaboratively taught, and visiting lectures and discussions are a regular feature of the subject. (less)

Subject:
Humanities
Science and Technology
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Full Course
Homework and Assignments
Syllabi
Collection:
MIT OpenCourseWare
Provider:
M.I.T.
Author:
Henderson, Diana
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The Mandan Buffalo Dance

The Mandan Buffalo Dance

The Mandan and the Sioux depended so heavily on certain animals that ... (more)

The Mandan and the Sioux depended so heavily on certain animals that they would starve without them. In the Southwest, the Hopi and Zuni depended as heavily on annual rainfall for their survival. In each of these cases, the tribes created interpretive dances to encourage the arrival of something that was so important to their survival that they would die without it. In this exercise, we will learn about how several Native American tribes construct their dances and dedications. We will also look at how people have used dance, poetry, music, art, or other expressions to make a dedication to a physical or conceptual thing. Finally, we will each make our own dedication to a theme of our choosing, and perform or display them to each other. (less)

Subject:
Arts
Humanities
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Lesson Plans
Collection:
Smithsonian Institutions
Provider:
Smithsonian American Art Museum Campfire Stories
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