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Subject: Arts Education (7 - 12)
Title: Andy Warhol: Artist to the Masses
Description: This lesson is intended to be a technology-based visual arts project. Parts of the lesson involving technology may be left out in the event certain programs are not available for use. It is a stand-alone lesson that can be extended on when discussing other Pop Artists, or as an introduction to new media types within the art classroom.


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.


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.


Subject: Arts Education (7 - 12)
Title: Dancing Colors
Description: Dancing Colors teaches students gesturing, drawing the illusion of motion, and color schemes. Students look at photos or life models and create a drawing of a dancer in motion. Students then add color to the the drawing based on a choosen color scheme.


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!


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.


Subject: Arts Education (7 - 12), or Mathematics (6 - 7)
Title: The Name Game (incorporates measures of central tendency and probability).
Description: This Investigation is adapted from the Connected Math Unit "Data About Us". This investigation develops some introductory statistical and probability techniques. Students collect and organize data about the numbers of letters in their names. This open-ended problem will help you to assess the techniques your students have developed to organize, summarize and display data.This lesson plan was created as a result of the Girls Engaged in Math and Science, GEMS Project funded by the Malone Family Foundation.


Subject: Arts Education (7 - 12), or Science (9 - 12), or Technology Education (9 - 12)
Title: The Forensic Sketch Artist
Description: Police sketch artists must combine art and technology to render a likeness of a crime suspect. Students will participate in a virtual lab to determine spatial characteristics of the human face. Students will use this information to prepare eye-witness drawings.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: Language Arts
Title: Commercial ice cream is first sold in the U.S. in 1786.      Add Bookmark
Description: After finding advertisements from the past, students evaluate them and discuss how ads have changed over the years. Students then create an advertisement for a new flavor of ice cream.
Thinkfinity Partner: ReadWriteThink
Grade Span: 5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12



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