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Oral Traditions

Oral Traditions

This video, adapted from material provided by the ECHO partners, illustrates how ... (more)

This video, adapted from material provided by the ECHO partners, illustrates how Native people preserve history and tradition through art, music, and dance. ***Access to Teacher's Domain content now requires free login to PBS Learning Media. (less)

Subject:
Arts
Humanities
Material Type:
Video Lectures
Collection:
Teachers' Domain
Provider:
PBS Learning Media
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A Friend of Their Minds: Capitalizing on the Oral Tradition of My African American Students

A Friend of Their Minds: Capitalizing on the Oral Tradition of My African American Students

Yvonne Divans Hutchinson is a National Board certified teacher who has focused ... (more)

Yvonne Divans Hutchinson is a National Board certified teacher who has focused for many years on developing strategies to engage all her students in substantive discussions of literary texts and the issues those texts raise for their own lives. In this approach, she builds on the oral traditions of her students African-American and Latino cultures and seeks to support the development of their literacy skills through high standards, explicit expectations, and rigorous literature experiences. Her online 'class anatomy' (a documentation and analysis of one instructional period) juxtaposes video clips with commentary and samples of classroom documents. In the video clips, Hutchinson reflects on her expectations for the class, a student orally presents the 'class scribe' notes from the previous day, the students engage in small group and large group discussion about a racially charged literary selection that had been assigned the night before, and after the class, four students reflect on their experiences in Hutchinson's classroom, and how her rigorous approach and emphasis on dialogue and diversity prepares them for other academic work. (less)

Subject:
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Readings
Teaching and Learning Strategies
Collection:
Carnegie Academy for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in K-12 Education
Provider:
King Drew Magnet High School
Author:
Yvonne Divans Hutchinson
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Bridging Culture, Community and Science

Bridging Culture, Community and Science

See how a place-based high school curriculum project promotes STEM learning through ... (more)

See how a place-based high school curriculum project promotes STEM learning through local ethnography and conservation projects. This video segment showcases one of 11 CREST projects taking place in rural, coastal Maine communities. ***Access to Teacher's Domain content now requires free login to PBS Learning Media. (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Video Lectures
Collection:
Teachers' Domain
Provider:
PBS Learning Media
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Needlework: Anna Von Mertens

Needlework: Anna Von Mertens

SPARK visits with contemporary quilt artist Anna Von Mertens, who shows how ... (more)

SPARK visits with contemporary quilt artist Anna Von Mertens, who shows how she makes her work from first concepts to the last stitch. This Educator Guide traces the history of quilting from the early 18th century through the present day, including group quilts, slave quilts, and contemporary quilts. (less)

Subject:
Arts
Humanities
Science and Technology
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Lesson Plans
Collection:
KQED Education Network
Provider:
KQED Education
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Works on Paper: Julie Chen

Works on Paper: Julie Chen

SPARK watches book artist Julie Chen work in her print shop, Flying ... (more)

SPARK watches book artist Julie Chen work in her print shop, Flying Fish Press as she and her assistant, Mary Chadwick create up to 100 editions of a book each year. This Educator Guides explores the history of the book from scrolls through the contemporary artists book. (less)

Subject:
Arts
Humanities
Material Type:
Lesson Plans
Video Lectures
Collection:
KQED Education Network
Provider:
KQED Education
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Voices of Afghanistan

Voices of Afghanistan

This lesson focuses on the music and poetry of Afghanistan, but teachers ... (more)

This lesson focuses on the music and poetry of Afghanistan, but teachers may conduct an analysis on global music in any given period of history, depending on what is pertinent to the grade level. Students will take into consideration important political events or conflicts, the ruling party of the area, the belief systems in place, and specific cultural features. Students will also learn to identify traditional musical instruments, consider the value of oral traditions, study the ghazal as a form of poetry and song, while creating their own musical works and poetry. (less)

Subject:
Arts
Humanities
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Audio Lectures
Lesson Plans
Teaching and Learning Strategies
Video Lectures
Collection:
KQED Education Network
Provider:
KQED Education
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Works on Paper: Enrique Chagoya

Works on Paper: Enrique Chagoya

Mexican-born Enrique Chagoya is one of America's best-known printmakers, an artist whose ... (more)

Mexican-born Enrique Chagoya is one of America's best-known printmakers, an artist whose work takes aim at establishment religion and politics, in works that are designed to both provoke and amuse. This Educator Guide is about the history and traditions of printmaking and political humor in Mexico and the US. (less)

Subject:
Arts
Humanities
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Lesson Plans
Video Lectures
Collection:
KQED Education Network
Provider:
KQED Education
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Bowhead Whale

Bowhead Whale

Writer Karen Romano Young takes an icebreaker to Barrow, Alaska, to join ... (more)

Writer Karen Romano Young takes an icebreaker to Barrow, Alaska, to join in the festival of Naluqatak and learn about the intimate relationship between the Inupiat Eskimos and the bowhead whale. Listen as she tells Ari Daniel Shapiro how the whole community turns out for whale hunt, how the bowhead nourishes the Inupiat, both physically and spiritually and how the hunt is proving to be an unexpected gift to scientists. (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Audio Lectures
Collection:
Encyclopedia of Life - One Species at a Time
Provider:
Encyclopedia of Life
Author:
Ari Daniel Shapiro
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Coming to Terms With Cultural Differences  -  Lesson 3 for Help! My Father Is Coming! and The Visit to Vijay's

Coming to Terms With Cultural Differences - Lesson 3 for Help! My Father Is Coming! and The Visit to Vijay's

Students will discover that it is possible to be challenged and "culture-shocked" ... (more)

Students will discover that it is possible to be challenged and "culture-shocked" by the norms of one's own culture when returning home from having been away and living in another culture. They will also examine and compare the customs of modern marriages with the customes of traditional, arranged marriages. (less)

Subject:
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Lesson Plans
Collection:
Peace Corps World Wise Schools
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The Art and Ancient Tradition of Storytelling (Beginning Level)

The Art and Ancient Tradition of Storytelling (Beginning Level)

Students will discuss what is communicated in an ancient statuette by analyzing ... (more)

Students will discuss what is communicated in an ancient statuette by analyzing the size and poses of two figures. They will learn that stories were passed through oral tradition in ancient times. They will create sculptures of themselves, a companion, and a favorite musical instrument using spheres and cylinders, and then recite a story inspired by their sculptures. (less)

Subject:
Arts
Humanities
Material Type:
Images and Illustrations
Lesson Plans
Collection:
Getty Education
Provider:
J. Paul Getty Museum
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Producing a Family Memoir

Producing a Family Memoir

In the second of five lessons in this Family, History and Memory ... (more)

In the second of five lessons in this Family, History and Memory module, students analyze memoir as a genre. They then organize the information researched in the first lesson and put together their own family memoir. The lessons can be delivered as a module or as individual units. (less)

Subject:
Humanities
Material Type:
Lesson Plans
Collection:
KQED Education Network
Provider:
KQED Education
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Arab Culture Through Literature and Film: Introduction to the Arab World

Arab Culture Through Literature and Film: Introduction to the Arab World

The Arab world is a large and diverse region that spans from ... (more)

The Arab world is a large and diverse region that spans from Morocco in the west, through the Levant, and the Arabian Peninsula. It includes twenty-three countries and represents a wide range of customs, traditions, and cultures. This unit frames the region through the lens of cultural unity and diversity, a concept essential to this curriculum. The historical and cultural background provided in this unit serves as a foundation for students to identify and understand the nuances and complexities of the region. Additionally, students are introduced to the primary tool used for cultural analysis of the Arab world throughout the curriculum, the culture as an iceberg metaphor. (less)

Subject:
Arts
Humanities
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Lesson Plans
Readings
Unit of Study
Collection:
Middle East Studies Center
Provider:
Portland State University|Qatar Foundation International
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The "Four Foot Feat" Prose Essay Project (ELD)

The "Four Foot Feat" Prose Essay Project (ELD)

The six-week activities presented in this unit include strategies for learning about ... (more)

The six-week activities presented in this unit include strategies for learning about the cultural diversity of the students. The student interviews with parents and family members are teacher guided writing exercises designed to develop the studentŐs communication skills. The goals of this project are to promote parent involvement in learning, eliminate conflict and culturally insensitive behavior, and facilitate positive social interactions among culturally diverse students. Thus, the ultimate goals of the project is for students to create a family history portrait, explore a variety of cultures, and heighten their awareness of family, and group dynamics for improving social interaction both in and outside the classroom. (less)

Subject:
Humanities
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Homework and Assignments
Lesson Plans
Unit of Study
Collection:
Urban Dreams - Core Literature
Provider:
Oakland Unified School District
Author:
M. Scott
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Introducing Copyright

Introducing Copyright

A plain language guide to copyright in the 21st century By Julien ... (more)

A plain language guide to copyright in the 21st century By Julien Hofman Computers and the Internet have transformed the way we produce and distribute information and entertainment. And copyright is struggling to keep pace with these changes. The authors of all kinds of works, from the humble email to blockbuster films, rely on copyright to protect what they produce. But authors and those who use their work are often unclear about what copyright allows and what it prohibits. This book was written for those who want to learn about copyright in the 21st century. It explains copyright protection and what it means for copyright holders and copyright users. It also introduces readers to contemporary topics: digital rights management, open licences, software patents and copyright protection for works of traditional knowledge. A final chapter tries to predict how technology will change the publishing and entertainment industries that depend on copyright. The book assumes no special knowledge and avoids technical language as much as possible. (less)

Subject:
Humanities
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Textbooks
Collection:
Commonwealth of Learning
Provider:
Commonwealth of Learning
Author:
Julien Hofman
Lu Yi and The Circus Center

Lu Yi and The Circus Center

Students will be introduced to Chinese Circus Arts and San Francisco’s Circus ... (more)

Students will be introduced to Chinese Circus Arts and San Francisco’s Circus Center. They will learn about the origins of Chinese acrobatics and circus arts, and be inspired to study China’s history, and explore how circuses differ across cultures. Students will engage in group oral discussion, hands-on individual and group projects, as well as critical reflection on personal expressions. (less)

Subject:
Arts
Humanities
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Lesson Plans
Teaching and Learning Strategies
Video Lectures
Collection:
KQED Education Network
Provider:
KQED Education
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Slices of Life

Slices of Life

Eva Jessye: Black American Folk Music. Program consists of a collection of ... (more)

Eva Jessye: Black American Folk Music. Program consists of a collection of excerpts from works made by independent video artists utilizing the 1/2 inch videotape format. Selections focus on social interaction, the oral tradition, performance, and special effects, and include Neighborhoods First (about historic preservation advocates in Chicago), Street Games in Cultural Communities (about children's play and its reflection on their culture), Brother Blue (a lesson on mathematics by the Boston-based storyteller Dr. Hugh Morgan Hill); Eva Jessye: Black American Folk Music (about folk musician Eva Jessye), and No Crystal Stair (a compilation of archival performance footage). Films introduced via the narration of WNAC TV arts critic Tanya Hart. Produced by Barbara Barrow. Directed by Conrad White. (less)

Subject:
Arts
Humanities
Mathematics and Statistics
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Images and Illustrations
Primary Source
Collection:
WGBH Open Vault
Provider:
PBS Learning Media
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Subject:
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Assessments
Full Course
Homework and Assignments
Lecture Notes
Syllabi
Collection:
MIT OpenCourseWare
Provider:
M.I.T.
Author:
George Kocur
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