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Artistic Expression of the Scientific Revolution 9 to 10
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Students will explore the influences of the Scientific Revolution beyond literal scientific tools and inventions through reading, collaborating, scavenging, and games. Students will identify the ways in which science influenced and transformed European cultural institutions through art and music.
Photography 1: Seen through your eyes 9 to 12
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In introducing a new art elective option of Photography, I can enhance the importance of the arts in everyday education, and also give students another way to express their views. It's essential that all students have opportunities to create works that reflect what they see and believe in all disciplines.
The Year 2510 9 to 12
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This is what I use as my first break the ice, interest development lesson in all of my technology classes. It helps in removine self imposed limits to creativity, and the innovation process.
My Altered Life, Exploring Mixed Genre Writing 9 to 12
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The purpose of this project is to present the students with a structured activity in which they are able to develop and enhance their reading fluency and comprehension skills in a fun and creative way. The mode of exploration will be that of mixed genre writing and altered books.
"Know Your Rights" Bill of Rights- Stop Motion Video Project 8 to 8
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Students will create a stop-motion video short based on one of the ten amendments in the U.S. Bill of Rights.
(PART 1) Applied STEM: Rocketry and its Components 6 to 8
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This unit plan walks students through the entire model rocket design, construction, and test launch phase complete with diverse evaluations and using video technology to view every aspect of a rocket launch. All rockets are homemade - no kits involved.
2D Project: Deep Space 10 to 12
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In this project, the student will create a digital scene that creates the illusion of deep space. This artwork will recreate an event from the student's own everyday life using as many perspective techniques as possible.
A Hip New Twist on the Past! Creating Music Video Biographies 3 to 5
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Student motivation is a huge challenge for teachers. Students today are surrounded by multimedia sources and technology. Why not bring that into the classroom? Technology is relevant to their lives and will keep them excited as they learn.
A Hip New Twist on the Past! Creating Music Video Biographies 3 to 6
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Student motivation is a huge challenge for teachers. Students today are surrounded by multimedia sources and technology. Why not bring that into the classroom? Technology is relevant to their lives and will keep them excited as they learn.
A Picture of Dreams 11 to 12
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Students will merge photography; gel transfer pictures, writing, and their plan for their future to result in a multi dimensional visual art project that supports digital skills, education and career development, and the arts, poetry and English language.
Around the World in 180 Days 1 to 8
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Students will create a culminating activity of places they have "visited" (actually, studied) throughout the school year. They will do this through downloading pictures found or taken from units of study on various countries and creating a powerpoint presentation of facts learned.
Cemetery Restoration Project K to 8
An old abandoned cemetery is given the opportunity for new "life" through the efforts of its new owners, a Catholic school, and a new parish in the beautiful Frederick Valley near the foot of the Catoctin Mountains.
Claymation Video Lessons 5 to 12
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Students will create simple 3D oil-based clay characters, which will move through 2D student-created environments(stop-action videography). Students will narrate the stories thus created.
Creating Our Own Newscast 6 to 8
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Through effective delivery of the morning announcements, and adding creative visual headings for each, it is possible to share news on the school web page with students, staff, and parents, as well as archive the events of the year.
Culminating Module Project 8 to 8
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This project taps into the students ability to express their understanding of a novel. They have a choice of two projects from a "menu" of options, ranging in difficulty level.
Digital Time Capsule 9 to 12
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In this lesson students use digital cameras to create a time capsule of digital images of their communities and families. They will use higher-order thinking skills to contemplate how digital images will be stored in the future and how we can present our life and time to people living 50 years from now.
Harlem Renaissance Research Project 9 to 12
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Students will research an aspect of the 1920s and/or 1930s in order to gain an understanding of the setting in terms of the time and place of the novel, Their Eyes Were Watching God.
Making Butter- From a Liquid to a Solid 1 to 3
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Students will make butter and design/engineer hands-free butter-shaking apparatus. Students will record and graph the length of time of the butter changing process (change of state of matter).
Many Hands Make Miraculous Mechanisms 4 to 6
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e-NABLE is a global online community of 3000 individuals (and growing daily!) who are using 3D printing technology to create free 3D printed hands and arms for those in need. Volunteers from all religious and political backgrounds, races, ages, occupations, cultures and educational levels from around the world are coming together to work for the greater good and make a difference in the lives of many by using their talents, creativity and ideas to produce assistive devices for underserved populations and individuals who were born missing portions of their upper limbs or have lost fingers and arms due to war, disease or natural disaster. Our class wants to build these devices to Make a Difference!
New School Mural P-K to 12
Students will use digital images to create a mural for one of the walls next to the breezeway doors.
Paint the States - 50 & D.C. 3 to 12
Help the students learn about each state by painting a large scale (or small scale, your choice) of the United States.
Poetry Alive! Interpreting Poetry Using Digital Images 9 to 12
A team of English students will take the role of a production company and will create a 4-5 minute film using the digital image as a medium for interpreting students’ original poems. Three classes will be working together in order to complete this project: Creative Writing, English, and The Actor’s Studio.
Poetry and Photography 7 to 8
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Using a digital camera to help students understand poetry
Postcards 4 to 6
Students will create a colored pencil drawing of themselves in an environment of their choice, using a digital output of their head as the starting point. The teacher will reduce the painting to postcard size and the students will write a descriptive letter on the back.
Preserving Living Legacies 9 to 12
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This is an oral history lesson which engages students to research a top of United States History as related to the actual life experience of a senior member of our town community. Students will research, prepare interview questions, interview a senior, videotape their interview, and publish their findings in book form.
Promoting Reading Posters 9 to 12
Students are featured on large posters endorsing a novel for reading. Posters are student generated and posted throughout the school.
Rockin Robotics K to 5
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Students will design, engineer, and create a artbot with Cubelets. This problem based exercise will include the student choosing Lego blocks and Cubelets to design a drawing robot that dances to the beat of a favorite song.
Self Identity 9 to 12
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Students research into their experience, culture and life to create a self portrait learning facial proportions. Viewing a variety of artists with different interpretations of involving expression in their portraits.
Self-Portrait 6 to 7
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For students in middle school, the self-portrait is timely, as it is during these years, between the ages of 11-14, that young people are immersed in “the self”-exploring identity, finding his or her place in the world, building perception of self in relation to others. In the lesson plan, students delve into these artistic qualities as they first explore famous artists’ portraits, which grounds them in a range of styles and art history, all of which students reflect on as they design their self-portraits, which they will create using Photoshop using both the standard desktop computer and the WACOM tablet to compare/contrast the impact of the different technologies on the design process and final product.
Self-Portraits: Photography and Memoirs 6 to 8
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Students will read a collection of memoirs, short-stories and personal reflections about being a preteen or teenager and will write their own creative non-fiction piece about being 13 years old. This will be paired with a photography unit in which students will learn the guidelines for better photography and create self-portraits to accompany their creative writing.
Silent Films with a Flip Cam 4 to 12
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Students will analyze a variety of silent films, the roles and responsibilities of film careers and work together to create a film that demonstrates the basic storytelling concepts of conflict and resolution.
Studio Photography 9 to 12
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This project involves shooting long exposure photography in the school portrait lighting studio.
Technology in Art 3 to 12
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Cubism using Digital Photography
THE DIGITAL CAT--A PURR-FECT SOLUTON! 11 to 12
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Anatomy students will make their own dissection manual complete with digital pictures and labels. Each year students will add to the manuals.
The Original Photograph 8 to 8
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Using the medium of photography, students learn how to make ordinary subject matter "extraordinary" through the use of various photographic techniques, manual camera operations and iPhoto editing tools.
Think It, Write It, Create It, K to 5
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Students will author, illustrate, and create digital book collections to share with the school and to promote reading through the use of technology.
Thomas Eakins: Scenes from Everyday Life 7 to 8
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This lesson will introduce Thomas Eakins as a photographer and painter. The students will apply Eakins' method of integrating photos into paintings
Up close and personal 4 to 5
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Students will take 3-4 pictures of an object of their choice, all extremely close up. Students will then make a display of their pictures so other students can guess what object was being photographed.
Van Gogh Self-Portrait 7 to 10
Students will create a self-portrait in the style of Van Gogh.
Virtual Museum of Musical Instruments 4 to 8
Students create and build their own musical instruments based on existing characteristics of the four families of the symphony orchestra. They will take photographs of their completed instruments, record the sounds and post them to an existing web site which showcases student work. They will also create their own web page which will be attached to the teacher web site.
Virtual Travel Plan 4 to 8
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This lesson was created for 4th grade students in North Carolina. It integrates many areas of the curriculum including mathematics, social studies, and language arts. Students design a virtual trip through North Carolina to learn about the history and symbols of North Carolina.
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