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Lesson Plans (13) A detailed description of the instruction for teaching one or more concepts or skills. Podcasts (1) A program (audio or video) made available in digital format for playback or download over the Internet. Learning Activities (1) Any activity that would enhance a lesson or unit in order to help the learner master an objective 
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Subject: Arts Education (7 - 12), or English Language Arts (11), or English Language Arts (11), or Technology Education (9 - 12)
Title: Literary Graffiti with poetry
Description: Students will read and analyze a poem by creating Literary Graffiti in cooperative learning groups.


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Subject: Arts Education (7 - 12)
Title: A Child's Dream
Description: Students will be assigned a class book or given the option to select their favorite childhood tale. They will be asked to create an illustration using gouache and wood. The final result should be in the tone of the story and full of imagination.


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Subject: Arts Education (7 - 12)
Title: Screenprint & Poetry
Description: Students will create a design based on a work of poetry. They will visually represent the concept of the poem or a critical portion of the poem in a screenprinted design.


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Subject: Arts Education (7 - 12)
Title: Altering Reality
Description: Students will take digital photos. Photos will be printed on a toner-based basic black and white laser printer. Students will take images and alter them to create a new and exciting visual experience.


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Subject: Arts Education (7 - 12)
Title: Suminagashi Self Portrait
Description: Suminagashi is the perfect backdrop for a self portrait. Using contour, color, and the dynamics of movement students can uniquely represent themselves both through realistic and abstract imagery. The word “Suminagashi” translates literally as “spilled ink.” Centuries before the art of marbleizing papers was practiced in Western cultures, Japanese craftsmen created patterns by floating ink on the surface of water and transferring it to a sheet of paper. Because the nature of water is ever-changing and constantly moving, Suminagashi printers are viewed as great masters of control. Each mono-print is like a fingerprint — unique and unreproducible.


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Subject: Arts Education (K - 12)
Title: Printing Your Own Money
Description: Art teachers know how fun block printmaking is for students. Once you have your original block cut and ready to go, replicating your art work multiple times is fun and easy. Turn this beautiful art making technique into a classroom fundraiser this holiday season!


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Subject: Arts Education (7 - 12), or Arts, A/V Technology, and Communication (9 - 12)
Title: STOP Motion Animation is a GO
Description: STOP Motion Animation is a GO is a hands-on technology-based project that can be interdisciplinary connecting to science, math, history, literature, or another arts area depending on the theme selected by the instructor. Students create a moving visual story that can be a work of art, a teaching tool, or an entertaining analysis of material learned.


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Subject: Arts Education (7 - 12), or Mathematics (5 - 12), or Technology Education (9 - 12)
Title: Just the facts! Exploring Order of Operations and Properties of Real Numbers
Description: Students use their imagination while learning the importance of 'Order of Operations' and 'Properties of Real Numbers'. This lesson incorporates class discussions, wiki and/or online discussion threads (free at www.wikispace.com and/or quicktopic.com), art and puzzles.This lesson plan was created as a result of the Girls Engaged in Math and Science, GEMS Project funded by the Malone Family Foundation.


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Subject: Arts Education (7 - 12), or Science (9 - 12)
Title: Protein Synthesis Drama
Description: In this lesson the student will illustrate the creation and copying of the molecular structure of DNA and RNA. They will accomplish this by creating a comic strip and/or storyboard that graphically describes transcription and translation. This lesson plan was created as a result of the Girls Engaged in Math and Science, GEMS Project funded by the Malone Family Foundation.


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Subject: Arts Education (7 - 12), or Technology Education (9 - 12)
Title: The Making of an Art Scavenger Hunt: Artists and their Styles
Description: In this lesson students will become familiar with the Internet, artists, and a major art movement by creating an online art scavenger hunt for classmates to explore.


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Subject: Arts Education (7 - 12), or Technology Education (9 - 12)
Title: Expressionism: What’s the deal with these strange colors?
Description: The students will gain a good understanding of the history of Expressionism painting and its use of color and paint application to establish an “emotional feel”. They will use this knowledge to create their own expressionistic oil painting.


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Subject: Language Arts
Title: Cosmic Oranges: Observation and Inquiry Through Descriptive Writing and Art     
Description: Students will eat up this lesson about oranges as they practice the skills that help them investigate and make detailed observations for descriptive purposes.
Thinkfinity Partner: ReadWriteThink
Grade Span: 6,7,8



ALEX Podcasts


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Tornadoes of 2011: Birmingham Edition
Overview:
The students and community of Birmingham, Alabama and in particular Wilkerson Middle School were affected by the vicious storms that raged through Alabama at the end of April.  The students of Wilkerson Middle School needed an outlet for their feelings of fear, anger, sadness, and confusion.  This podcast provided them with not only that outlet, but also an opportunity to express themselves in regards to their safety, and the survival of their community.  As the comments are sometimes off the cuff and completely child created, there is no transcript, only the mention of the student's names.


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Fundred Project
http://fundred.org/c...
The Fundred Dollar Bill Project offers classroom discussion, hands-on exploration and important lessons beyond the classroom. Draw your unique Fundred Dollar Bill, mail it to a Fundred Collection Center and be part of the solution to prevent lead poisoning in cities all across America. Operation Paydirt/Fundred Dollar Bill Project is a national, artist-driven, multidisciplinary project with a critical mission: to support awareness and solutions to lead contamination and help end childhood lead poisoning.

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Fundred Project
http://fundred.org/c...
The Fundred Dollar Bill Project offers classroom discussion, hands-on exploration and important lessons beyond the classroom. Draw your unique Fundred Dollar Bill, mail it to a Fundred Collection Center and be part of the solution to prevent lead poisoning in cities all across America. Operation Paydirt/Fundred Dollar Bill Project is a national, artist-driven, multidisciplinary project with a critical mission: to support awareness and solutions to lead contamination and help end childhood lead poisoning.

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