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Reform Movements

There were many issues in the United States moving into the 1800s. There were issues with housing and overcrowding in cities because of immigration and an industrial boom. Working conditions in factories needed to be upgraded for the safety of the workers. Schools and...

Bringing Readers Theater to Life

Students plan and perform radio dramas of folk tales from different parts of the world. Using the study of Foley artists and basic percussion instruments, students will use sound effects and drama techniques to create mood and visualizations for the audience....

Structuring Student-to-Student Feedback

Creating a culture of giving, accepting, and applying peer feedback is most effective when structured specifically for a piece of work/performance. By teaching them the process of using feedback points, students are better equipped to offer timely, specific, and...

History in Photography

Combining science, social studies, art and ELA for this project! Students learned about important historical events from history and recreated them with photography! Supporting Documents:  History in Photography Contact:  Mackenzi Schwarz   Melissa Ebert  ...

An Arts Integration Teacher’s Best Friends

Integrating art into your content area can sometimes seem overwhelming. This activity gives a few hints (Teacher’s Best Friends) that make the task more manageable. Learn some fun breathing exercises, games, and permission to give grace, help make student...

Fairy (and other wee folks) Houses

This is an overview of unit/lesson options based on the popular ArtsCore Colony activity of Fairy (and other wee folks) Houses. The Fairy House activity that is briefly presented at Colony integrates storytelling, music, and art. This overview provides some additional...