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Artists and the First Amendment

Project Overview First Amendment Project Learning Goals & Objectives Students will understand: The theory of the First Amendment as written and the practice of First Amendment rights. How artists have used First Amendment rights for social change and the legal limits...

What Do You Stand For? A Portrait Point of View

Project Overview Walnut Elementary Education Center is a Visual/Performing Arts Magnet School. Every year as a staff we choose to have a focus artist where our art is centered on this artist’s work. This year our focus artist is Leonardo da...

A Journey in Life: The Westward Migration

Project Overview Fifth grade students are responsible for understanding the experiences of settlers and pioneers of the Westward Expansion of the 1800s. Fifth grade Social Studies state standards include learning about the reasons, modes of transportation, experiences, and consequences of...

Ancient Civilizations Dance

Project Overview “Ancient Civilizations Dance” – Dance integrated with ELA Common Core Standards and History/Social Studies The goal of these dance lessons is for students to use the information they have gathered on Ancient Civilizations and to incorporate characteristics of each...

The Artist as Activist

Project Overview Advanced Studio Art – Unit 2/The Artist as Activist Social Commentary This is a six-week unit that focuses on the artist as an activist for social justice. Students in this class continue to explore communicating visually and with...

Self Portrait

About the Program – The Teacher Action Research Institute Serves Students and Teachers San Leandro Teachers Aim to Reach ‘Below Basic’ Kids The Teacher Action Research Institute (TARI) project is a collaboration between Alameda County Office of Education’s Alliance for...

Historical Event Monologue

Project Description The arts discipline that I am working in is theatre. Students will write a monologue, identifying an experience of a historical event through the perspective of a relative, dead or alive. Students will interview relatives and research family...

Art with a Message and Symbolic Self-Portrait

ART WITH A MESSAGE Students will understand that artists create works that can send a social, political or personal message. Visual images are dramatic ways to communicate an idea, opinion, mood or feeling. Many artists combine words, symbols and images...

Biographical Portrait

The biographical unit, Biographical Portrait – The Life of Fred Korematsu, was taught in an effort to humanize the concept of the Japanese Americans in California during World War II while teaching the students about a local American Hero. The...

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