Abraham Lincoln was one of America's most unmusical presidents: he could neither play an instrument nor carry a tune.
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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.
Use the visual art and language arts to creatively tell stories of monstrous proportions
Alan Stanford & the Cast of Samuel Beckett's "Waiting for Godot" talk about experiencing the magic of theater by coming to the theater with an "open heart."
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.
Students construct a mock baseball field and from there explore the sport of baseball through art, movement, and sound.
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.
Students will discuss and explore the cultures that have contributed to making the United States the unique and diverse country it is today.
Students learn about American artist Charles Burchfield. Students capture information and sketches in a journal, then use these ideas to create an original watercolor.
Throughout this lesson, students will examine works of art and learn tools to analyze and discuss photography.
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.
Pre-readers are introduced to animal habitats through story, song, and dramatic play using children's books
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
This lesson examines the consequences of personal conscience in conflict with rigid societal perceptions of what is "right" in human behavior as articulated in Arthur Miller's "The Crucible".