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By participating in a variety show of literary readings, musical and dance performances, and an art exhibition, students will gain an appreciation of the cultural achievements of the Harlem...
Lesson Plan: 1920s Variety Show
The Nayarit culture on the Pacific coast of Mexico flourished between 100 B.C. and 600 A.D. The Nayarit people produced many different kinds of clay sculpture that have survived in amazing numbers...
Artwork and Artist Information: <em>Model Depicting a Ritual Center</em>
Name: Abby Burgett School: Stone Scholastic Academy Subject Area(s): Music, Social Studies, and Language Arts Grade Level: Fifth...
Lesson Plan: Music of the Silk Road
Painter Jan Steen is best known for his humorous scenes of daily life. He loved to show people eating, drinking, dancing, or playing music. The man strumming a lute may be Steen himself. The other...
Activity: <em>The Family Concert </em>
Examine a drum made in Côte d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast) and make a drum of your own. Includes discussion questions and an art-making activity.
Introduction
A Senufo artist from...
Family Activity: Beating to a Different Drum
In this lesson plan, students explore the relationship between music and art. Suggested Grade Level: 3-5 Estimated Time: One class period Introduction Music is auditory, existing in time, but art is...
Lesson Plan: Play a Painting
This brief essay focuses on Jazz Bowl which has etched images that capture the sights and sounds of New York City nightlife. Looking at the images can be compared to strolling through the...
Essay: <em>Jazz Bowl</em> by Viktor Schreckengost
Screamin' Jay Hawkins is a vibrantly colored image of the well-known rhythm-and-blues performer of the same name. Artist Karl Wirsum, whose works are characterized by flat areas of bold...
Artwork and Artist Information: <em>Screamin' Jay Hawkins</em> by Karl Wirsum
As part of our American Perspectives season, distinguished literary scholar and Stanford professor Arnold Rampersad explores the relation ship between jazz and the work of Langston Hughes and Ralph...
Audio Lecture: Arnold Rampersad on Ralph Ellison
Born in Ghana and raised in Jamaica, Kwame Dawes is a poet of precision, passion, and lyricism. At this event, Dawes reads from three of his books: Gomer's Song, Impossible Flying,...
Audio Lecture: Reading: Kwame Dawes
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