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Adapting a Musical
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This lesson explores the implications of developing a musical from a literary text or an historical event, and includes suggestions for immersing students into the creative process of building a musical.

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Arts and Humanities
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Reading
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Kennedy Center ARTSEDGE
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Author:
Jayne Karsten
Date Added:
10/10/2010
Alexander Calder: Master of Balance
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Viewing mobiles created by sculptor Alexander Calder, students learn about the function and form of levers. They build mobiles, experiment with balancing levers, and equilibrium.

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Arts and Humanities
Visual Arts
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Kennedy Center ARTSEDGE
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ARTSEDGE
Author:
Eileen Ewald
Jill Gerlman
Date Added:
10/10/2010
All Around the Baseball Field
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Students construct a mock baseball field and from there explore the sport of baseball through art, movement, and sound.

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Arts and Humanities
Visual Arts
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Kennedy Center ARTSEDGE
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Author:
Amy Heathcott
Maureen Carroll
Date Added:
10/10/2010
Amazing Fibonacci
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Using the Fibonacci sequence of numbers, your students study math concepts of pattern, recursion, Pi and the Golden Ratio, developing their ability to analyze the structure of music.

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Arts and Humanities
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Kennedy Center ARTSEDGE
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ARTSEDGE
Author:
Ann Reilly
Date Added:
10/10/2010
America, A Home for Every Culture
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Students will discuss and explore the cultures that have contributed to making the United States the unique and diverse country it is today.

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Arts and Humanities
U.S. History
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Kennedy Center ARTSEDGE
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ARTSEDGE
Author:
Rebecca Haden
Date Added:
10/10/2010
An American Scene Painter
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Students learn about American artist Charles Burchfield. Students capture information and sketches in a journal, then use these ideas to create an original watercolor.

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Arts and Humanities
Visual Arts
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Reading
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Kennedy Center ARTSEDGE
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ARTSEDGE
Author:
Daniella Garran
Date Added:
10/10/2010
Analyzing Photographs: From Theory to Practice
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Throughout this lesson, students will examine works of art and learn tools to analyze and discuss photography.

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Arts and Humanities
Visual Arts
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Kennedy Center ARTSEDGE
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ARTSEDGE
Author:
Daniella Garran
Jeremy Glatstein
Date Added:
10/10/2010
Andes Manta
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Andes Manta performs the vibrant music of the Andes on more than 35 traditional instruments. From the lyrical sound of the quena, or Andean Flute, to the haunting tones of the six-foot long pan-pipes, the music of Andes Manta is an experience that never fails to bring audiences to their feet.

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Arts and Humanities
Performing Arts
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Kennedy Center ARTSEDGE
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ARTSEDGE
Date Added:
09/15/2010
Arabesque: Music of the Arab World
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A 3-part audio series that explores different aspects of Arab music: the musical instruments of the Arab World; what makes Arab music unique; and the styles of music in the Arab World.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
World Cultures
Material Type:
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Provider:
Kennedy Center ARTSEDGE
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ARTSEDGE
Date Added:
09/13/2010
Art Show with the Masters
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Research information on artists' lives and works and prepare works of art based on their understanding of the artists, their time and place in history, and their works.

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Arts and Humanities
Art History
Visual Arts
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Provider:
Kennedy Center ARTSEDGE
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ARTSEDGE
Author:
Daniella Garran
Lisa Brizendine
Date Added:
10/10/2010
Art/Space
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How do composers hear space? What does space sound like? Is there music in space? Narrated by Roger Launius of the Space History Division of the National Air and Space Museum, this series looks at the way music and outer space connect.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Astronomy
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
Kennedy Center ARTSEDGE
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ARTSEDGE
Date Added:
09/13/2010
Art from Tragedy: Remembering 9/11
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In this four-day lesson, students will be reading Anne Nelson's play, "The Guys", not only as a vehicle for remembrance, but also as a mentor text for their own playwriting. Over the course of four classes, students will interview their peers about their memories of September 11th, 2001, and use those memories to craft a one-act play for performance

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Arts and Humanities
Performing Arts
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Reading
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Provider:
Kennedy Center ARTSEDGE
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ARTSEDGE
Author:
Erinn Harris
Date Added:
10/10/2010
Artfully Speaking: Arts Education Lectures
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An audio series pulled from lectures, workshops and other events for educators presented by and through the Education Department of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.

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Arts and Humanities
Performing Arts
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
Kennedy Center ARTSEDGE
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ARTSEDGE
Date Added:
09/13/2010
ArtsEdge Media Collection: A Few of Our Favorite Things...
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From musical theater to music in space, our media collections reflect the breadth and depth of the performing arts in America and around the world. These are some of our staff favorites--we'd love to hear yours!

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Arts and Humanities
Performing Arts
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Kennedy Center ARTSEDGE
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ARTSEDGE
Date Added:
11/29/2010
ArtsEdge Media Collection: Acoustics & Sound
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How do composers "hear" outer space? How did Beethoven compose music when he couldn't hear? Browse lessons and multimedia that explore the art and science of the world of sound around us.

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Arts and Humanities
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Kennedy Center ARTSEDGE
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ARTSEDGE
Date Added:
09/23/2010
ArtsEdge Media Collection: African-American History
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Learn about the African American experience through the arts's and discover the contributions of African Americans to the history and culture of the United States.

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Arts and Humanities
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Kennedy Center ARTSEDGE
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ARTSEDGE
Date Added:
09/23/2010
ArtsEdge Media Collection: Ancient Empires
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From the music, theater, and mythology of Ancient Greece, to traditional music of Chinese and Arab cultures, to the lore of Arthurian England, discover past and present civilizations through their arts.

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Arts and Humanities
Ancient History
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Kennedy Center ARTSEDGE
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ARTSEDGE
Date Added:
09/23/2010
ArtsEdge Media Collection: Animals
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How does an actor become a chihuahua? Can you learn to create a media report from a whale? And just how do you get a school of fish to perform on on a dry stage? Jump into the animal kingdom with both flippers!

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Arts and Humanities
Performing Arts
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Kennedy Center ARTSEDGE
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ARTSEDGE
Date Added:
09/23/2010
ArtsEdge Media Collection: Asian-Pacific Islander
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Artists from Indonesia set out on a cultural exchange with the Chicago theater scene. Watch a demonstration of Javanese dance, and learn all about the monkey dance from Bali.

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Arts and Humanities
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Kennedy Center ARTSEDGE
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ARTSEDGE
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09/23/2010
ArtsEdge Media Collection: Civil War
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Through songs and letters, explore the stories and people who lived through the American Civil War, including the relationship President Abraham Lincoln had with the music of his time.

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Arts and Humanities
U.S. History
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Kennedy Center ARTSEDGE
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ARTSEDGE
Date Added:
09/23/2010
ArtsEdge Media Collection: Earth, Wind & Water
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Is there poetry in the ocean? How can the wind inspire dance? How dramatic can a mountain be? Explore how the earth and weather inform people and the art they create.

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Arts and Humanities
Visual Arts
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Kennedy Center ARTSEDGE
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ARTSEDGE
Date Added:
09/23/2010
ArtsEdge Media Collection: Innovators, Inventors, & Explorers
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Lewis and Clark explored the American West; Japanese artists Maywa Denki invent performance art "products." These resources can help you discover the process of discovering.

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Arts and Humanities
Performing Arts
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Kennedy Center ARTSEDGE
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ARTSEDGE
Date Added:
09/23/2010
ArtsEdge Media Collection: Japan
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Larger-than-life calligraphy, giant bamboo weaving, and robots both real and toy... experience the vibrant diversity of the arts across Japan.

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Arts and Humanities
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Kennedy Center ARTSEDGE
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ARTSEDGE
Date Added:
09/23/2010
ArtsEdge Media Collection: Latin America
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Travel through the diverse cultures of Latin America, as represented by artists from Ecuador, Cuba, Bolivia, El Salvador, Venezuela, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Texas and California. Enjoy art rich in both tradition and innovation.

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Arts and Humanities
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Kennedy Center ARTSEDGE
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Date Added:
09/23/2010
ArtsEdge Media Collection: Life Cycles
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Discover patterns and cycles in nature with these resources that address cell composition and reproduction, animal habitats, and the metamorphasis of a caterpillar to a butterfly.

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Arts and Humanities
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Kennedy Center ARTSEDGE
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ARTSEDGE
Date Added:
09/23/2010
ArtsEdge Media Collection: Myths & Heroes
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Greek and Egyptian mythology, the story of the Lion King, and the legend of King Arthus are just some of the ways these resources explore the different cultural interpretations of heroes.

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Arts and Humanities
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Lecture
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Kennedy Center ARTSEDGE
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ARTSEDGE
Date Added:
09/23/2010
ArtsEdge Media Collection: Native American Cultures
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Experience traditional Native American culture through dance, music and visual arts. Watch Native Pride the eagle and hoop dances, trace the life of a Navajo weaver, learn how Keith Bear makes a flute, make a listening doll, and meet fancy dancers Larry and Jessup Yazzie.

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Arts and Humanities
Visual Arts
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Lecture
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Kennedy Center ARTSEDGE
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ARTSEDGE
Date Added:
09/23/2010
ArtsEdge Media Collection: Plants and Seasons
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How can the arts represent the change of seasons? Then watch as Japanese Shigeo Kawashima creates intricate geometric shapes from bamboo; Mali storyteller Yaya Coulibaly carves a marionette out of wood, Native American Keith Bear discusses how a tree branch becomes a flute, and listen to Andes manta recreate the South American rainforest with instruments made with natural materials.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Botany
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Activity/Lab
Lecture
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Provider:
Kennedy Center ARTSEDGE
Provider Set:
ARTSEDGE
Date Added:
09/23/2010