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Learning Activities (2) Building blocks of a lesson plan that include before, during, and after strategies to actively engage students in learning a concept or skill.


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   View Standards     Standard(s): [ARTS] MED (4) 3 :
3) Arrange varied content and components to convey purpose and meaning in different media arts productions, applying associated artistic principles.

a. Use artistic concepts of balance and contrast.

Example: Recreate a short scene depicting Hansel and Gretel running through the forest, with some students representing static trees and others performing the moving characters. Balance is created by composition of figures in the frame and contrast is shown by static and moving characters.

[MA2019] (4) 5 :
5. Generate and analyze a number or shape pattern that follows a given rule.

Subject: Arts Education (4), Mathematics (4)
Title: Banana Banana Meatball: Pattern Math
Description:

In this activity, students will visit the GoNoodle website and learn a catchy tune about patterns. Students will then demonstrate their knowledge of patterns by collaboratively creating and designing their own pattern and tune in a Flipgrid post.

This activity was created as a result of the Arts COS Resource Development Summit.




   View Standards     Standard(s): [MA2019] (4) 13 :
13. Using area and length fraction models, explain why one fraction is equivalent to another, taking into account that the number and size of the parts differ even though the two fractions themselves are the same size.

a. Apply principles of fraction equivalence to recognize and generate equivalent fractions.

Example: a/b is equivalent to (n x a)/(n× b).
[ARTS] MED (4) 3 :
3) Arrange varied content and components to convey purpose and meaning in different media arts productions, applying associated artistic principles.

a. Use artistic concepts of balance and contrast.

Example: Recreate a short scene depicting Hansel and Gretel running through the forest, with some students representing static trees and others performing the moving characters. Balance is created by composition of figures in the frame and contrast is shown by static and moving characters.

Subject: Mathematics (4), Arts Education (4)
Title: Comic Strip Math
Description:

In this learning activity, the students will review the elements of a comic strip. Students will collaboratively create their own comic strip demonstrating step by step procedures to solve a math equation involving fractions. Finally, students will create their final comic strip in Make Beliefs Comix website. A copy of each group's comic strip will be printed and posted on the classroom bulletin board for class viewing. 

This activity was created as a result of the Arts COS Resource Development Summit.




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