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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

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Performing Arts
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Reading
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
Kennedy Center ARTSEDGE
Provider Set:
ARTSEDGE
Author:
Erinn Harris
Date Added:
10/10/2010
Behind the Practice: Planning the K-2 Labs with Kady Taylor
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In this "Behind the Practice" video, educators hear Kady Taylor talk about Labs: understanding the purpose of allowing primary students to learn through play and discovery, how Kady "makes it her own" using the teacher's guide and incorporating music, movement, and creative use of materials, the heart of the practice as trust and tools for discovery, responsive teaching by re-grounding students in the purpose of the labs, using ongoing assessment with anecdotal notes, and why this practice allows both teachers and students to "figure things out." Educators should watch this video after watching the Implementing the K-2 Labs video.

Subject:
Elementary Education
Material Type:
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
EL Education
Provider Set:
K-5 Language Arts Curriculum Videos
Date Added:
06/22/2018
Cause and Effect Relationships in Play, Picture Books, and Text
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This article provides links to six web sites that provide an overview of cause/effect relationships, graphic organizers, and teaching strategies for elementary teachers.

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Environmental Science
Material Type:
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
Ohio State University College of Education and Human Ecology
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Beyond Penguins and Polar Bears: An Online Magazine for K-5 Teachers
Author:
Jessica Fries-Gaither
Date Added:
10/17/2014
Cloud Dreamer
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In pretending, we learn to navigate with ease between real and imaginary worlds while learning the differences between them. Using our imaginations encourages original thinking, flexibility, adaptability, empathy, and the ability to generate multiple solutions to a problem. Pretend play helps us learn to think visually and spatially and to both capture and express ideas.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
Smithsonian Institution
Provider Set:
Lemelson Center
National Museum of American History
Date Added:
07/10/2003
Dramatic Play Center- Campout
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This resource provides an overview of using your dramatic play center with a camping theme. The background, purpose, materials, and question starter prompts are provided. A list of children's literature related to the theme is also part of the document. In addition, downloadable camping center signs and student recording sheets are embedded.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
MSDE Admin
Cheri Helmstetter
Amy Toms
Kristen Johnson
Bob Wagner
Date Added:
10/26/2018
Dramatic Play Center- Flower Shop
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This resources provides information about setting up a flower shop dramatic play center. Resources, question prompts, literature recommendations, picture examples, and downloadable resources are included.

Subject:
Early Childhood Development
Material Type:
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
MSDE Admin
Cheri Helmstetter
Amy Toms
Kristen Johnson
Bob Wagner
Date Added:
12/17/2018
Modern Folk Tales: Playwriting
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Working in teams, students will rewrite short folk tale or fable plays, modernizing them. Then, they will present the old and new versions of the play.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Education
Provider Set:
LEARN NC Lesson Plans
Author:
Dayle Payne
Date Added:
06/25/1999
Oedipus the King: Personal Letter-Writing Assignment
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Students will work in groups to evaluate the personality of various characters from "Oedipus the King". Each student will write two personal letters in the role of one character from the play responding to the events of the play and the various relationships within it.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Education
Provider Set:
LEARN NC Lesson Plans
Author:
Greg Townsend
Date Added:
06/25/1999
Prekindergarten Module 2: Shapes
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In Module 2, in the context of classroom play, children learn to identify, describe, sort, compare, and create two-dimensional (2-D) and three-dimensional (3-D) shapes and objects. Children develop vocabulary to describe the relative position of objects (e.g., top, bottom, up, down, in front of, behind, over, under, and next to), building foundational spatial reasoning abilities. In Module 1, students developed an understanding of numbers to 5. In Module 2, students practice these counting skills in the context of geometry (counting sides, corners, a group of triangles, etc.).

Subject:
Mathematics
Material Type:
Module
Provider:
New York State Education Department
Provider Set:
EngageNY
Date Added:
07/17/2014
Science Center Overview
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This document provides an overview of early childhood science centers. It provides guidance on the purpose, philosophy for having a science center, materials, and question prompts. It also gives photographic examples of science centers.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
Kristen Johnson
Date Added:
07/25/2018
Theater Arts Topics, Fall 2004
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Opportunity for the study of theater arts topics not covered by regular subject listings, including experimental subjects offered by permanent and visiting faculty. Students seeking an individual program of study with a faculty member must also obtain the approval of the Director of Theater Arts. Consult Theater Arts Office for departmental form.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Film and Music Production
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
MIT
Provider Set:
MIT OpenCourseWare
Author:
Sonenberg, Janet
Date Added:
01/01/2004
Theater Arts Topics - Suburbia, January (IAP) 2008
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Opportunity for the study of theater arts topics not covered by regular subject listings, including experimental subjects offered by permanent and visiting faculty. Students seeking an individual program of study with a faculty member must also obtain the approval of the Director of Theater Arts. Consult Theater Arts Office for departmental form.

Subject:
Performing Arts
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
MIT
Provider Set:
MIT OpenCourseWare
Author:
Podpaly, Yuri
Date Added:
01/01/2008
Tinker Ball
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Exploratory play is about asking questions: “What happens when I do this?” “What if I did it this way?” Experimenting with materials and pushing their limits encourages us to consider a wide range of possibilities when problem-solving. Playing around with objects and ideas helps us see that there may be more than one solution.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
Smithsonian Institution
Provider Set:
Lemelson Center
National Museum of American History
Date Added:
02/25/2000
Using Center Activities to Promote Student Learning
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This document provides a rationale of the importance for using centers in early childhood classrooms. An explanation of the teacher's role is provided along with several resources that are available to teachers for creating a variety of center activities.

Subject:
Early Childhood Development
Material Type:
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
MSDE Admin
Bob Wagner
Date Added:
11/16/2018
Using Graph Theory to Analyze Drama
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Students analyze dramatic works using graph theory. They gather data, record it in Microsoft Excel and use Cytoscape (a free, downloadable application) to generate graphs that visually illustrate the key characters (nodes) and connections between them (edges). The nodes in the Cytoscape graphs are color-coded and sized according to the importance of the node (in this activity nodes represent characters in the work and their relative importance to the story). After the analysis, the graphs are further examined to see what the visual depiction of the story in the form of a graph tells readers about the inner workings of the dramatic work. Students gain practice with graph theory vocabulary, including node, edge, betweeness centrality and degree on interaction, and learn about a range of engineering applications of graph theory.

Subject:
Engineering
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
TeachEngineering
Provider Set:
TeachEngineering
Author:
Brian Sandall
Ramsey Young
Date Added:
09/18/2014