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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
Alexander Calder: Master of Balance
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Viewing mobiles created by sculptor Alexander Calder, students learn about the function ...

Viewing mobiles created by sculptor Alexander Calder, students learn about the function and form of levers. They build mobiles, experiment with balancing levers, and equilibrium.

Subject:
Fine Arts
Performing and Visual Arts
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Reading
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
Kennedy Center ARTSEDGE
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ARTSEDGE
Author:
Eileen Ewald
Jill Gerlman
Date Added:
10/10/2010
All Around the Baseball Field
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Students construct a mock baseball field and from there explore the sport ...

Students construct a mock baseball field and from there explore the sport of baseball through art, movement, and sound.

Subject:
Fine Arts
Performing and Visual Arts
Material Type:
Assessment
Lesson Plan
Reading
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
Kennedy Center ARTSEDGE
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ARTSEDGE
Author:
Amy Heathcott
Maureen Carroll
Date Added:
10/10/2010
Amazing Fibonacci
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Using the Fibonacci sequence of numbers, your students study math concepts of ...

Using the Fibonacci sequence of numbers, your students study math concepts of pattern, recursion, Pi and the Golden Ratio, developing their ability to analyze the structure of music.

Subject:
Fine Arts
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Reading
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
Kennedy Center ARTSEDGE
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ARTSEDGE
Author:
Ann Reilly
Date Added:
10/10/2010
America, A Home for Every Culture
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Students will discuss and explore the cultures that have contributed to making ...

Students will discuss and explore the cultures that have contributed to making the United States the unique and diverse country it is today.

Subject:
Fine Arts
U.S. History
Material Type:
Assessment
Lesson Plan
Reading
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
Kennedy Center ARTSEDGE
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ARTSEDGE
Author:
Rebecca Haden
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
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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
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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
Arabesque: Music of the Arab World
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A 3-part audio series that explores different aspects of Arab music: the ...

A 3-part audio series that explores different aspects of Arab music: the musical instruments of the Arab World; what makes Arab music unique; and the styles of music in the Arab World.

Subject:
Fine Arts
World Cultures
Material Type:
Lecture
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
Kennedy Center ARTSEDGE
Provider Set:
ARTSEDGE
Date Added:
09/13/2010
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
Lesson Plan
Reading
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
Kennedy Center ARTSEDGE
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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
Artfully Speaking: Arts Education Lectures
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An audio series pulled from lectures, workshops and other events for educators ...

An audio series pulled from lectures, workshops and other events for educators presented by and through the Education Department of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.

Subject:
Fine Arts
Performing and Visual Arts
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
Kennedy Center ARTSEDGE
Provider Set:
ARTSEDGE
Date Added:
09/13/2010
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