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

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.

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Arts and Humanities
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Video Lectures
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PBS LearningMedia
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Teachers' Domain
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 ...

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.

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Literature
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Readings
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
Author:
Yvonne Divans Hutchinson, King Drew Magnet High School
Works on Paper: Julie Chen
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SPARK watches book artist Julie Chen work in her print shop, Flying ...

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.

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Arts and Humanities
Visual Arts
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Lesson Plans
Video Lectures
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KQED Education
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KQED Education Network
Needlework: Anna Von Mertens
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SPARK visits with contemporary quilt artist Anna Von Mertens, who shows how ...

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.

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Arts and Humanities
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KQED Education
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KQED Education Network
Needlework: Anna Von Mertens
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SPARK visits with contemporary quilt artist Anna Von Mertens, who shows how ...

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.

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Arts and Humanities
Visual Arts
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Lesson Plans
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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 ...

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.

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Arts and Humanities
World Cultures
World History
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Activities and Labs
Audio Lectures
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Teaching and Learning Strategies
Video Lectures
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KQED Education
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KQED Education Network
Works on Paper: Enrique Chagoya
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Mexican-born Enrique Chagoya is one of America's best-known printmakers, an artist whose ...

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.

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Arts and Humanities
Visual Arts
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Lesson Plans
Video Lectures
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KQED Education
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KQED Education Network
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 ...

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.

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Arts and Humanities
Literature
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Activities and Labs
Homework and Assignments
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Unit of Study
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Oakland Unified School District
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Urban Dreams - Core Literature
Author:
M. Scott
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 ...

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.

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Arts and Humanities
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Images and Illustrations
Lesson Plans
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J. Paul Getty Museum
Provider Set:
Getty Education
Lu Yi and The Circus Center
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Students will be introduced to Chinese Circus Arts and San Francisco’s Circus ...

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.

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

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.

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Arts and Humanities
Languages
Literature
Performing Arts
Material Type:
Teaching and Learning Strategies
Provider:
United Nations
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UNESCO
Introducing Copyright
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A plain language guide to copyright in the 21st century By Julien ...

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.

Subject:
Law
Material Type:
Textbooks
Provider:
Commonwealth of Learning
Provider Set:
Commonwealth of Learning
Author:
Julien Hofman
Should the British Monarchy End?
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In the wake of the much publicized birth of a new royal ...

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.

Subject:
World Cultures
Political Science
Sociology
Material Type:
Lesson Plans
Teaching and Learning Strategies
Provider:
Morningside Center for Teaching Social Responsibility
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Teachable Moment
Recognizing How Another Culture Differs From One's Own - Lesson 1 for "The Meaning of Time"
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Students will discover how the concepts of time and punctuality can differ ...

Students will discover how the concepts of time and punctuality can differ markedly in the United States and another country.

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Arts and Humanities
Literature
World Cultures
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Lesson Plans
Provider:
Peace Corps
Provider Set:
Peace Corps World Wise Schools
Declaration (of a Kgomotso Girl)
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Students will read and discuss "Declaration," a poem written by a Peace ...

Students will read and discuss "Declaration," a poem written by a Peace Corps Volunteer serving in South Africa. Students will focus reading and discussion on issues of gender as they appear in the poem.

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Arts and Humanities
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Activities and Labs
Lesson Plans
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Peace Corps
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Peace Corps World Wise Schools