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Oral Traditions
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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

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

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Literature
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Teaching and Learning Strategies
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Carnegie Foundation
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Carnegie Academy for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in K-12 Education
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Yvonne Divans Hutchinson, King Drew Magnet High School
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Works on Paper: Julie Chen
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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

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Visual Arts
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KQED Education
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KQED Education Network
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Needlework: Anna Von Mertens
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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

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KQED Education
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Voices of Afghanistan
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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

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World Cultures
World History
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KQED Education
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Works on Paper: Enrique Chagoya
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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

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Visual Arts
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KQED Education
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The "Four Foot Feat" Prose Essay Project (ELD)
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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

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Literature
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Oakland Unified School District
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Urban Dreams - Core Literature
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M. Scott
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The Art and Ancient Tradition of Storytelling (Beginning Level)
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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

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J. Paul Getty Museum
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Getty Education
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Lu Yi and The Circus Center
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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

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Art History
Performing Arts
World Cultures
World History
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Activities and Labs
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Video Lectures
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KQED Education
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KQED Education Network
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Reading and Writing Poetry
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This booklet is a collection of opinions of nearly 50 important poets ... More

This booklet is a collection of opinions of nearly 50 important poets from 25 countries in 5 continents on the best ways to present poetry to secondary school pupils. It is mainly intended for use in teacher training programmes, to bring to methods of teaching poetry two important dimensions: the creative perspective of poets themselves, as well as the perspective of different cultures regarding the reading and writing of poetry. Less

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Languages
Literature
Performing Arts
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UNESCO
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Should the British Monarchy End?
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In the wake of the much publicized birth of a new royal ... More

In the wake of the much publicized birth of a new royal prince in Britain, this lesson explores the history of British monarchy and the debate about whether to end it. Less

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World Cultures
Political Science
Sociology
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Lesson Plans
Teaching and Learning Strategies
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Morningside Center for Teaching Social Responsibility
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Teachable Moment
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