ALEX Lesson Plan Resources

ALEX Lesson Plans  
Subject: Social Studies (8 - 12), or Technology Education (6 - 8)
Title: European History Art Presentations
Description: The students are assigned an artist from the period of European history that the class is studying at the time of the assignment.  The students will research their artist and write a one page paper giving the general background information on the artist.  Additionally, the student will create a visual presentation of the artists' work and make a first person presentation to the class lasting not more than ten minutes.

Thinkfinity Lesson Plans  
Subject: Social Studies
Title: Asian American Studies Center, UCLA      Add Bookmark
Description: Since its founding in 1969, the UCLA Asian American Studies Center has documented, analyzed, and forecasted the contemporary, historical, and future experiences and concerns of people of Asian and Pacific Islander heritage in the United States through an array of scholarly, policy-oriented, applied, and creative forms of inquiry. It fulfills this mission through sponsored research projects; the development of affiliated research institutes; support for individual faculty members; collaborative research and creative projects with campus and community organizations, museums, and leaders; publications and other media; archival and data-collection activities; and the training of new scholars, policy analysts, and creative artists.
Thinkfinity Partner: Smithsonian
Grade Span: K,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12

Subject: Arts,Religion,Science,Social Studies,Geography
Title: Al-Mizan      Add Bookmark
Description: Al-Mizan is the Arabic word for balance. This exhibition at the Museum of the History of Science at Oxford University explores the connections between the sciences and arts in Muslim societies. It presents highlights from the Museum's collection of Islamic scientific instruments alongside medieval manuscripts, metalwork and ceramics on loan from other major collections. The links between scientific inquiry and artistic beauty are vividly revealed through the decorative and practical work of the craftsman.
Thinkfinity Partner: EDSITEment
Grade Span: C1,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12

Subject: Arts, Social Studies
Title: Indonesian Dance      Add Bookmark
Description: In appreciation for their three days of intense study and practice at the Hubbard Street Dance Center, the Indonesian visitors are happy to share their country s traditional Javanese dancing with members of the Chicago dance company.
Thinkfinity Partner: ArtsEdge
Grade Span: K,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12

Subject: Arts,Social Studies
Title: Common Visions, Common Voices      Add Bookmark
Description: This lesson from EDSITEment focuses on themes and motifs found in the literature or the visual arts of several lands. In the lesson, students use the Internet to discover points of intercultural contact for themselves, crossing borders that can lead them to a broader perspective on the common vision human cultures share.
Thinkfinity Partner: EDSITEment
Grade Span: 9,10,11,12