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Since ancient times, Japanese philosophers have pondered basic, unanswerable questions about their natural environment. The early Japanese believed that the world around them was inhabited by gods and spirits, from streaks of mist obscuring jagged mountain peaks to water cascading over secluded waterfalls. Almost every aspect of Japan's stunning natural beauty evoked a sense of awe and wonder among its people.
Huitzilopochtl, God of the Sun, was the Aztec principal god. He had an insatiable appetite for blood. Under his urging, the Aztecs rose from a band of primitive farmers to become the bloodiest civilization of the early Americas. Many Central America cultures indulged in human sacrifice. The Aztec practiced it on an industrial scale, sacrificing tens of thousands of victims each year.
In the wake of Columbus' historic voyage in 1492, expeditions, especially from Imperial Spain, swarmed into Aztec territory. They came in search of gold and souls gold to enrich the coffers of the Spanish king (and their own), and heathen souls to rescue for Christianity. Within a generation, America's ancient civilizations were crushed. Both the Aztec and Inca Empires collapsed after campaigns lasting just a couple of years. How did they fall so fast? Historians suggest many causes.
In this lesson, students use a guided reading to look at a report on the status of education in North Carolina in 1869, and discuss the reasons given then for why the Governor and Legislature should support educating North Carolina's children. They are provided an opportunity to compare and contrast the 1869 document against their own ideas about the civic duty to attend school through age sixteen, and its relative value to the state and the country.
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- University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Education
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To better understand the United States at the end of the nineteenth century, this interdisciplinary lesson integrates analyzing historical primary resources with literary analysis. Students work in groups and express themselves creatively through a multi-media epic poem. The artistic models for the students' multi-media epic poem are Walt Whitman's Song of Myself (1855) and Hart Crane's The Bridge (1930). These epic poets capture, interpret, and give meaning to their particular times and places. Students look to do the same with the year 1900, relying upon relevant primary resources -- sound recordings, images, text, and their own creative and interpretative voices.
This interdisciplinary lesson integrates analyzing historical primary resources with literary analysis. Students work in groups and express themselves creatively through a multi-media epic poem.
The 2008 Summer Teachers Conference focused on the year 1948. Lesson plans created by teachers attending the conference and powerpoint presentations delivered by speakers are presented on this site.
In this lesson children will be asked to make a graph, then listen to a story. After the story, they will do a similar graph and then compare the two graphs.
In this lesson each student will create a glyph (symbol or icon) which represents them and read the glyphs of others using a legend to understand the data on the glyphs.
In this lesson children will listen as the teacher reads Chrysanthemum. Afterwards have a discussion about the story with a focus on the length of ChrysanthemumŐs name. Have the children compare the lengths of their own names using letter tiles, grid paper, and a class graph.
In this lesson students will listen and match sounds ... either rhyming sounds, beginning sounds, ending sounds or vowel sounds.
Historian William E. Leuchtenburg talks about past presidential elections and how the 2004 election fits or defies precedents.
Access three e-lessons that go in line with curriculum for prepatory school (middle school) English standards
Material de apoyo y materiales utilizados en el curso «Teorías de la personalidad» a desarrollarse en el semestre académico 2012 - III, a cargo de Víctor MIranda Vargas.
Examination of the cultural and artistic developments of the twentieth century in Europe and the United States, surveying the artwork of Cubism, Fauvism, Futurism, Expressionism, Dadaism, Surrealism, Pop Art, and Op-Art, and Modern and Postmodern architecture.
Transcendentalism is a very formal word that describes a very simple idea. People, men and women equally, have knowledge about themselves and the world around them that "transcends" or goes beyond what they can see, hear, taste, touch or feel.
The focus of this lesson is to provide an opportunity for children to develop oral language skills and to record their oral language to share with others.
After listening to Russell Hoban's story "Bread and Jam for Frances", students will illustrate their favorite food and add it to the Food Pyramid Graph.
A seven day unit for 2nd grade teachers. Gives instructions and resources to help teachers teach what is means to be a leader and teaches about some famous historical leaders.
Bring the vocabulary of film to life through the processes of filmmaking. Students learn terminology and techniques simultaneously as they plan, film, and edit a short video.
This page contains links to thirty-six stories children's stories written in Arabic. Many of the stories include morals or other teaching moments. Each page of every story has small illustrations for difficult words at the bottom to help make reading easier for both native and non-native speakers. The stories move from easy to more difficult. The stories are fully voweled.
Like the American economy, American art and literature flourished during the Gilded Age. The new millionaires desired greatly to furnish their mansions with beautiful things. Consequently, patronage for the American arts was at a higher level than any previous era. Painters depicted a realistic look at the glories and hardships of this new age. Writers used their pens to illustrate life at its best and its worst. The net result was an American Renaissance of arts and letters.
This funny song by Lebanese singers describes their ride on camels through the center of Beirut. The video shows images of downtown Beirut and how unusual it is for camels to be in a big city in the Arab world.
Lesson Plan Date: 1/22/18 Grade Level: 3rd Grade Art Concept: Self Portrait and Artist Reflection Objectives:1. I expect the students to be able to illustrate and demonstrate 8/10 of the criteria2. They will draw their self portrait and demonstrate, Proportion, Symmetry, Realism, Texture, Balance, Value, Space, Emphasis, Effort, and Craftsmanship.3. Student will illustrate 8/10 properly Introduction:1: Motivational Device- Real world application…examples of artists who have done their own portraits.2: Connection To Prior Learning- Previous drawings with reflection and using a mirror.Vocabulary-Artist Statement, Shading, Reflection, Balance, Texture, Racial IdentityBody of Lesson- Take photo of each student, print offHave students cut out their photo and glue it on plain 9x12 paperGive students markers/colored pencils and #2 pencil to draw reflectionAfter students finish their portrait have them write out their artist statement on their hand out. Once they are finished they are able to free draw.Hang up students artworkAccommodations/Modifications: Color Blindness- Give the student a color wheel and write the corresponding color on the wheel as well as the colored pencil/markers. Multiple Intelligence(s) Addressed: We have a student who is very gifted who excels in class. We give them more techniques to learn and use in class to push them to be a better artist. Assessment: Summative Assessment- After we finish the portrait we will be finishing up out unit in reflection. We will look back and use all of their projects to give them a final grade for the unit. Materials: 9x12 paper, markers, colored pencils, printed self portrait, camera, stick glue, artist statement hand out, #2 pencil, scissors. Standards: Colorado State Standards: www.cde.state.co.usEnvision and Critique to Reflect: Using language arts to respond to their own work. Invent and Discover to Create: Using basic media to express ideas through the art-making process and demonstrating basic studio skills. OER Resource:https://www.tolerance.org/classroom-resources/tolerance-lessons/painting-beauty-creating-selfportraits
They were called the Lost Generation. America's most talented writers of the 1920s were completely disillusioned by the world and alienated by the changes in modern America. The ghastly horrors of trench warfare were a testament to human inhumanity. The ability of the human race to destroy itself had never been more evident. The materialism sparked by the Roaring Twenties left many intellectuals empty. Surely there was more to life than middle-class conformity, they pined.
The 4 Connections is a research-based equity producing framework that focuses on building intentional relationships between students and faculty in ways that increase the number of student completions, reduce equity gaps, and ensure the quality of student learning.
The 4 Connections identifies foundational principles faculty with high completion rates use to dramatically improve the quality of students' experiences in and outside the classroom.
Democracy. Philosophy. Sculpture. Dramatic tragedies. The Olympic Games. Many of the fundamental elements of Western culture first arose more than 2000 years ago in ancient Greece.
This OER explores the basic organization of the Pythagorean Solids. It contains both an activity as well as resources for further exploration. It is a product of the OU Academy of the Lynx, developed in conjunction with the Galileo's World Exhibition at the University of Oklahoma.
Greek dramas typically dealt with important issues of the day, posed tough questions, and educated theatergoers. Attendance at dramas was considered such a valuable experience that sometimes the government would pay for the tickets.
2,500 years ago, most humans were concerned with providing food and protection for their families and little else. Most of them were ruled by kings or pharaohs who had supreme decision-making power. The Athenian democracy encouraged countless innovative thoughts among its citizens.
Powerful kingdoms, beautiful sculpture, complex trade, tremendous wealth, centers for advanced learning all are hallmarks of African civilization on the eve of the age of exploration. Hardly living up to the "dark continent" label given by European adventurers, Africa's cultural heritage runs deep. The empires of Ghana, Mali, and Songhay are some of the greatest the world has ever known. Timbuktu, arguably the world's oldest university, was the intellectual center of its age.
When immigrants reach a new land, their old ways die hard. This has been the case with most immigrant groups to the New World. The language, customs, values, religious beliefs, and artistic forms they bring across the Atlantic are reshaped by the new realities of America and, in turn, add to its fabric. The rich traditions of Africa combined with the British colonial experience created a new ethnicity the African American.
Teaching and learning strategies resource that describes 70+ Google Forms for the Classroom. Examples include forms for getting to know your class, spelling tests, assessments, and more.