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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This lesson introduces students to the instruments of the brass family.
Students will experience the art and culture of Chinese calligraphy and Chinese ink painting through watercolor painting and Chinese instrumental music.
Compare and contrast three variations of the Cinderella folktale: "Rhodopis,"the Egyptian version; "Yeh-Shen,"the Chinese version; and "The Hidden One," the Native American version.
Using letters written during the Civil War students develop an understanding of the message of the letters. They will create a dramatic reading based on their letter.
Create an original dance that communicates the stages of the life cycle of the monarch butterfly.
Students will explore the common elements of folktales and tall tales while learning how these tales built the spirit of the American people.
This activity illustrates the process of mitosis, or cell division, in yeast. Cells carry on the many functions needed to sustain life. The most important is the ability to reproduce.
In this lesson, students use calculation to predict the number of cells that result from a series of cell divisions. They then graph the results to represent their findings.
Students will learn what it was like for new immigrants to come through Ellis Island's symbolic heart of American immigration at the turn of the 20th century. Through primary and secondary sources, students will discover where the immigrants were from, the reasons they left their homelands, and why they came to America. By performing dramatizations and taking an interactive tour of Ellis Island, students will relive the immigrant experience.
Students will gain a deeper understanding of the early 20th century American immigrant experience through photography and create their own photo collection for students of the future.
Students practice using their bodies to communicate through movement, improvisation, and pantomime games. Groups then read and interpret an assigned Grimm Brothers' fairy tale
This lesson introduces students to the instruments of the percussion family.
In this lesson, students will learn about the early pioneers in America and their motivations for moving West.
In this lesson, students will work in pairs to research legendary westerners.
In this lesson, students will learn about what life was like for early American pioneers.
There are more than 300 versions and variations of the tale known as "Cinderella."
In this lesson, students explore how pitch is altered based on the width and length of the string.