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Motion picture analysis worksheet
Worksheet for students to use when analyzing historical motion pictures, such as documentaries, propaganda, and training films. It may be used directly on the computer as a PDF form.
Format: document/worksheet
Hanuman searches for Sita
In The Ramayana, page 3.5
Sequential images of Hanuman looking for Sita in the demon Ravana's palace are seen on a Ramayana mural at the Emerald Buddha Temple. The two adjacent images illustrate how framed space is used to indicate time lapses in Thai temple mural paintings. Hanuman,...
By Lorraine Aragon.
Graphic designers: Working with scale
In CareerStart lessons: Grade eight, page 3.3
In this lesson, students will create a design on centimeter graph paper and enlarge it by creating a grid on a piece of poster board. Students will learn discuss the use of scale factor in the careers of graphic artists.
Format: lesson plan (grade 7–9 Mathematics)
By Valerie Davis, Sonya Rexrode, and Monika Vasili.
The employee clubhouse
In 1933, the Employee Clubhouse opened in Woodcote, managed by Marjorie Edwards. Marjorie was not paid a salary; rather she made a profit from the meals she served. Marjorie’s responsibilities as a hostess were to keep the house clean, and to serve weekday...
Format: article
By Sue Clark McKendree.
Going to the movies
In North Carolina in the early 20th century, page 6.12
Newspaper article about the first "talkie" shown in Wilmington, North Carolina, 1929. Includes historical background and commentary.
Format: newspaper/primary source
The buttes of Monument Valley, AZ
The buttes of Monument Valley, AZ
The buttes of Monument Valley, Arizona. Monument Valley is located inside Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park, the Navajo Nation equivalent to a national park. Monument Valley is considered by some to be the most prototypical and iconic Southwestern landscape;...
Format: image/photograph
Buttes in Monument Valley, AZ
Buttes in Monument Valley, AZ
The buttes of Monument Valley, Arizona. Monument Valley is located inside Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park, the Navajo Nation equivalent to a national park. Monument Valley is considered by some to be the most prototypical and iconic Southwestern landscape;...
Format: image/photograph
Conduct your own oral history project
In this unit, students will research the moviegoing experience in the early 20th century by analyzing primary sources. They will then conduct oral history interviews to learn about what it was like to go to the movies in various generations.
Format: lesson plan (grade 8 and 12 Social Studies)
By Lisa Speaker.
An arch in Monument Valley, AZ
An arch in Monument Valley, AZ
An arch in Monument Valley, Arizona. Monument Valley is located inside Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park, the Navajo Nation equivalent to a national park. Monument Valley is considered by some to be the most prototypical and iconic Southwestern landscape;...
Format: image/photograph
Petroglyphs in Monument Valley, AZ
Petroglyphs in Monument Valley, AZ
Petroglyphs of running animals in Monument Valley, Arizona. These petroglyphs are thought to have been made almost 1,000 years ago. Monument Valley is located inside Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park, the Navajo Nation equivalent to a national park. Monument...
Format: image/photograph
Solving workplace problems: Refining the use of argument
In CareerStart lessons: Grade eight, page 1.8
In this lesson plan, students are presented with two writing prompts that describe workplace problems. Students complete a graphic organizer to help them map out the problem-solving process.
Format: lesson plan (grade 8 English Language Arts and Guidance)
By Andrea Fedon, Gail Frank, and Cindy Neininger.
Media mind control
Some research studies indicate that the common portrayal of violence on television has desensitized children towards it. The purpose of this lesson is to help students redevelop their sensitivity towards violence and develop a critical attitude towards the purpose of violence in television.
Format: lesson plan (grade 6–9 Guidance)
By Linda Nelson.
East Mitten butte at sunrise in Monument Valley, AZ
East Mitten butte at sunrise in Monument Valley, AZ
East Mitten butte at sunrise in Monument Valley, Arizona. The Mitten butte is named for its shape, which resembles a mitten. Monument Valley is located inside Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park, the Navajo Nation equivalent to a national park. Monument Valley...
Format: image/photograph
ImaginOn
There is something for everybody at this wonderful facility which provides both theater and library related activities.
Format: article/field trip opportunity
The doorway of a traditional Navajo hogan, Monument Valley, AZ
The doorway of a traditional Navajo hogan, Monument Valley, AZ
A traditional Navajo hogan in Monument Valley, Arizona. The hogan was the standard dwelling place for the Navajo until the early 20th century; today, they are rarely used as houses, but many Navajo still own a hogan for ceremonial and religious purposes. Monument...
Format: image/photograph
A traditional Navajo hogan in Monument Valley, AZ
A traditional Navajo hogan in Monument Valley, AZ
A traditional Navajo hogan in Monument Valley, Arizona. A horse grazes in the background. The hogan was the standard dwelling place for the Navajo until the early 20th century; today, they are rarely used as houses, but many Navajo still own a hogan for ceremonial...
Format: image/photograph
Petroglyph of a flute player in Monument Valley, AZ
Petroglyph of a flute player in Monument Valley, AZ
Petroglyph of a flute player in Monument Valley, Arizona. The flute player lounges on his back with his legs crossed. The petroglyph has been chipped from the surrounding, darker rock. These petroglyphs are thought to have been made almost 1,000 years ago....
Format: image/photograph
What is Cao Dai
Cao Dai is a relatively new religion in Vietnam, created in 1926. The temples and religion are full of important visual imagery. Here a young Vietnamese girl from DaNang explains in English some of the visual symbols and important traditions of her religion....
Format: audio
Sensing the world around us
Students will review the five senses and listen to an Ezra Jack Keats' story in which a blind man uses his senses of hearing and smelling to learn about his neighbors. Students will then experience the difficulty of using only one sense to identify different sounds.
Format: lesson plan (grade K Science)
By Libby Oxenfeld.
Romeo and Juliet: The Balcony Scene (Act 2, Scene 2)
O Romeo, Romeo! Wherefore art thou Romeo? Lesson will help struggling readers to comprehend figurative language and overall meaning in the famous balcony scene. It will also compare text to two media depictions. This lesson has been created with exceptional children and limited English proficient (novice low) students in mind.
Format: lesson plan (grade 8–10 English Language Arts and English Language Development)
By Elizabeth Mackie and Vicki Moats.