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Abraham Lincoln and Music
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What can we learn about Abraham Lincoln from his taste in music? ...

What can we learn about Abraham Lincoln from his taste in music? Abraham Lincoln was one of America's most unmusical presidents: he could neither play an instrument nor carry a tune.

This interactive includes three short audio clips available through iTunes and addresses Lincoln’s love of the theater and popular music as well as the impact that music had on his political campaigns and presidency. Also considered is the relationship of music to the Civil War. Includes guiding questions, a quiz, comparisons to current popular music, and strategies and assessment ideas for educators.

Subject:
Fine Arts
U.S. History
Material Type:
Lecture
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
Kennedy Center ARTSEDGE
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ARTSEDGE
Date Added:
09/09/2010
Adapting a Musical
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This lesson explores the implications of developing a musical from a literary ...

This lesson explores the implications of developing a musical from a literary text or an historical event, and includes suggestions for immersing students into the creative process of building a musical.

Subject:
Fine Arts
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Reading
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
Kennedy Center ARTSEDGE
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ARTSEDGE
Author:
Jayne Karsten
Date Added:
10/10/2010
An American Scene Painter
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Students learn about American artist Charles Burchfield. Students capture information and sketches ...

Students learn about American artist Charles Burchfield. Students capture information and sketches in a journal, then use these ideas to create an original watercolor.

Subject:
Fine Arts
Performing and Visual Arts
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Reading
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
Kennedy Center ARTSEDGE
Provider Set:
ARTSEDGE
Author:
Daniella Garran
Date Added:
10/10/2010
Analyzing Photographs: From Theory to Practice
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Throughout this lesson, students will examine works of art and learn tools ...

Throughout this lesson, students will examine works of art and learn tools to analyze and discuss photography.

Subject:
Fine Arts
Performing and Visual Arts
Material Type:
Assessment
Lesson Plan
Reading
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
Kennedy Center ARTSEDGE
Provider Set:
ARTSEDGE
Author:
Daniella Garran
Jeremy Glatstein
Date Added:
10/10/2010
Andes Manta
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Andes Manta performs the vibrant music of the Andes on more than ...

Andes Manta performs the vibrant music of the Andes on more than 35 traditional instruments. From the lyrical sound of the quena, or Andean Flute, to the haunting tones of the six-foot long pan-pipes, the music of Andes Manta is an experience that never fails to bring audiences to their feet.

Subject:
Fine Arts
Performing and Visual Arts
Material Type:
Lecture
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
Kennedy Center ARTSEDGE
Provider Set:
ARTSEDGE
Date Added:
09/15/2010
Art Show with the Masters
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Research information on artists' lives and works and prepare works of art ...

Research information on artists' lives and works and prepare works of art based on their understanding of the artists, their time and place in history, and their works.

Subject:
Media Arts
Material Type:
Assessment
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Reading
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
Kennedy Center ARTSEDGE
Provider Set:
ARTSEDGE
Author:
Daniella Garran
Lisa Brizendine
Date Added:
10/10/2010
Art/Space
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How do composers hear space? What does space sound like? Is there ...

How do composers hear space? What does space sound like? Is there music in space? Narrated by Roger Launius of the Space History Division of the National Air and Space Museum, this series looks at the way music and outer space connect.

Subject:
Fine Arts
Astronomy
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
Kennedy Center ARTSEDGE
Provider Set:
ARTSEDGE
Date Added:
09/13/2010
Art from Tragedy: Remembering 9/11
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In this four-day lesson, students will be reading Anne Nelson's play, "The ...

In this four-day lesson, students will be reading Anne Nelson's play, "The Guys", not only as a vehicle for remembrance, but also as a mentor text for their own playwriting. Over the course of four classes, students will interview their peers about their memories of September 11th, 2001, and use those memories to craft a one-act play for performance

Subject:
Fine Arts
Performing and Visual Arts
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Reading
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
Kennedy Center ARTSEDGE
Provider Set:
ARTSEDGE
Author:
Erinn Harris
Date Added:
10/10/2010
Arthur Miller and "The Crucible"
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This lesson examines the consequences of personal conscience in conflict with rigid ...

This lesson examines the consequences of personal conscience in conflict with rigid societal perceptions of what is "right" in human behavior as articulated in Arthur Miller's "The Crucible".

Subject:
Literature
Fine Arts
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Reading
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
Kennedy Center ARTSEDGE
Provider Set:
ARTSEDGE
Author:
Jayne Karsten
Jen Westmoreland Bouchard
Date Added:
10/10/2010
ArtsEdge Media Collection: A Few of Our Favorite Things...
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From musical theater to music in space, our media collections reflect the ...

From musical theater to music in space, our media collections reflect the breadth and depth of the performing arts in America and around the world. These are some of our staff favorites--we'd love to hear yours!

Subject:
Fine Arts
Performing and Visual Arts
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Activity/Lab
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Provider:
Kennedy Center ARTSEDGE
Provider Set:
ARTSEDGE
Date Added:
11/29/2010
ArtsEdge Media Collection: Acoustics & Sound
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How do composers "hear" outer space? How did Beethoven compose music when ...

How do composers "hear" outer space? How did Beethoven compose music when he couldn't hear? Browse lessons and multimedia that explore the art and science of the world of sound around us.

Subject:
Fine Arts
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Provider:
Kennedy Center ARTSEDGE
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ARTSEDGE
Date Added:
09/23/2010
ArtsEdge Media Collection: Ancient Empires
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From the music, theater, and mythology of Ancient Greece, to traditional music ...

From the music, theater, and mythology of Ancient Greece, to traditional music of Chinese and Arab cultures, to the lore of Arthurian England, discover past and present civilizations through their arts.

Subject:
Fine Arts
Ancient History
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
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Provider:
Kennedy Center ARTSEDGE
Provider Set:
ARTSEDGE
Date Added:
09/23/2010
ArtsEdge Media Collection: Animals
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How does an actor become a chihuahua? Can you learn to create ...

How does an actor become a chihuahua? Can you learn to create a media report from a whale? And just how do you get a school of fish to perform on on a dry stage? Jump into the animal kingdom with both flippers!

Subject:
Fine Arts
Performing and Visual Arts
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lecture
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
Kennedy Center ARTSEDGE
Provider Set:
ARTSEDGE
Date Added:
09/23/2010
ArtsEdge Media Collection: Civil War
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Through songs and letters, explore the stories and people who lived through ...

Through songs and letters, explore the stories and people who lived through the American Civil War, including the relationship President Abraham Lincoln had with the music of his time.

Subject:
Fine Arts
U.S. History
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lecture
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
Kennedy Center ARTSEDGE
Provider Set:
ARTSEDGE
Date Added:
09/23/2010
ArtsEdge Media Collection: Earth, Wind & Water
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Is there poetry in the ocean? How can the wind inspire dance? ...

Is there poetry in the ocean? How can the wind inspire dance? How dramatic can a mountain be? Explore how the earth and weather inform people and the art they create.

Subject:
Fine Arts
Performing and Visual Arts
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lecture
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
Kennedy Center ARTSEDGE
Provider Set:
ARTSEDGE
Date Added:
09/23/2010
ArtsEdge Media Collection: Innovators, Inventors, & Explorers
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Lewis and Clark explored the American West; Japanese artists Maywa Denki invent ...

Lewis and Clark explored the American West; Japanese artists Maywa Denki invent performance art "products." These resources can help you discover the process of discovering.

Subject:
Fine Arts
Performing and Visual Arts
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lecture
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Provider:
Kennedy Center ARTSEDGE
Provider Set:
ARTSEDGE
Date Added:
09/23/2010
ArtsEdge Media Collection: Latin America
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Travel through the diverse cultures of Latin America, as represented by artists ...

Travel through the diverse cultures of Latin America, as represented by artists from Ecuador, Cuba, Bolivia, El Salvador, Venezuela, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Texas and California. Enjoy art rich in both tradition and innovation.

Subject:
Fine Arts
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lecture
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
Kennedy Center ARTSEDGE
Provider Set:
ARTSEDGE
Date Added:
09/23/2010
ArtsEdge Media Collection: Native American Cultures
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Experience traditional Native American culture through dance, music and visual arts. Watch ...

Experience traditional Native American culture through dance, music and visual arts. Watch Native Pride the eagle and hoop dances, trace the life of a Navajo weaver, learn how Keith Bear makes a flute, make a listening doll, and meet fancy dancers Larry and Jessup Yazzie.

Subject:
Fine Arts
Performing and Visual Arts
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lecture
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
Kennedy Center ARTSEDGE
Provider Set:
ARTSEDGE
Date Added:
09/23/2010