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Art

http://www.artsednet.getty.edu/ArtsEdNet/Index/interdisc.html

Worlds of Art (6-12)
Find a wealth of lesson plans, resources, and professional development opportunities, with art and culture as the underlying themes. The lessons and activities within each unit can be integrated into art, social science, and language art classes. The introduction to each unit includes an index of the subject areas addressed.

Teaching Landmarks (4-12)
Through this interdisciplinary unit, you and your students will explore the meaning of landmarks and the places, people, and ideas that mark you and your environment in special ways. Each of the three lesson plans includes activities and worksheets for students and can be easily integrated into art, social studies, and language arts classes.

Art & Ecology: Interdisciplinary Approaches to the Curriculum (K-12)
This curriculum resource contains an online exhibition of contemporary ecological art and a set of classroom resources featuring images, articles, reading lists, and other information related to art, ecology, and the environment.

Our Place in the World (K-12)
This comprehensive set of lessons reflects a unique framework for teaching art making and art history. Alternative interdisciplinary ideas and supplementary lessons are also available.

Exploring An Ancient World (6-12)
This collection of image galleries, online exhibitions, and classroom curriculum units provides a truly interdisciplinary approach to teaching about ancient Greece and Rome.

http://www.artsednet.getty.edu/ArtsEdNet/Resources/Space/index.html (K-12) This series of interdisciplinary activities based on traditional and contemporary artworks will give students the opportunity to combine their scientific understanding of the universe with their own creativity and imagination.

http://members.aol.com/TWard64340/Africa.htm
Lesson plans for masks, shields and "Kente" placemats plus ancient Africa links

These elementary art lessons can be utilized in studies of art history. Students learn about the various tribal masks of Africa and the ceremonies in which they were used.

http://forum.swarthmore.edu/~sarah/shapiro/index.html
Geometry through Art Grades K-6

http://library.thinkquest.org/12006/ (7-12)
Basketball is a game that involves many disciplines, including math, physics, and art, along with many others. The purpose of this site is to educate the user in various aspects of these disciplines and how they relate to basketball, in a way that presents important concepts and ideas but still manages to be fun.

http://coe.west.asu.edu/students/stennille/ST3/desertwq.htm (4-5)
A WebQuest about the Arizona Sonoran Desert

http://www.esc2.net/TIELevel2/projects/art/ (5-6)
Using art and science to create a simple book emphasizing art styles and endangered species.

http://coe.west.asu.edu/students/stennille/ST3/webquest.html (4-6)
A WebQuest on Cultural Diversity.

http://www.richmond.edu/~ed344/webquests/creationstories/creation.htm (4-6)
An Internet WebQuest on Creation Myths

http://www.sbcss.k12.ca.us/sbcss/services/educational/cctechnology/webquest/puppetry.html (K-2)
This lesson explores world cultures through their puppetry. Your students learn about puppets that are used in various cultures and create their own. The Internet experiences in this lesson are designed to be teacher-directed whole class experiences. A computer hooked to a TV or other presentation system is recommended.

http://www.geocities.com/SiliconValley/Mouse/5641/studentpage.htm (6-8)
So You Want a Career in Art Technology! An Interdisciplinary WebQuest for Middle School.

http://www.sbcss.k12.ca.us/sbcss/services/educational/cctechnology/webquest/musicland.html (6-8)
You are a team of theme park designers assigned to build a new music theme park in your city. MusicLand will have different "Lands" for each of the following musical genres: Musical Theater, Early Jazz (Ragtime, Dixieland, and the Blues), New Jazz (Roaring '20's, Swing, and Be-bop), Rock and Roll, Country & Folk, and Pop music. Each design team (4 to 6 members) must choose a Land to develop and make it as realistic as possible. Remember, the more authentic you make MusicLand the more tourists you will attract!

http://topcat.bridgew.edu/~kschrock/fall97/wilson/ (6-12)
Your task is to take on the role of a member of a songwriting team. You are competing for the job of writing a remake of Billy Joel's hit, "We Didn't Start the Fire". The competition is stiff. The producers want a song that describes important events, which occurred during the years 1986 and 1987. The song needs to reflect the areas of World Events, U.S. Events, Sports, and Arts & Entertainment. When he wrote his song he listed many references to people and events that had a profound effect on the world. The producers now want something a little different. They want you are to explain the events you choose, not just list them.

http://students.itec.sfsu.edu/itec815_s98/cavada/index.html (9-12)
Art Quest is where students explore multicultural perspectives on contemporary American art.

http://u2.lvcm.com/esullivan/webquest.html (9-12)
Scenario:  I must go out of town for the last two weeks of the semester.  You are going to be the teacher!  Research, design and then teach a lesson to help review for the semester exam.  Think about what you've learned about basic geometric figures, congruence, similarity, polygons, and transformations.  It's time to get creative with math - integrate it with art. Make your lesson fun, relevant and/or unusual. Devise a lesson for your classmates to create works of art.  You will be making new connections between math and art utilizing a hands on approach. Choose one of the following topics:  cartography, technical drawing, tessellations, fractals, tangrams, the golden rectangle, wycinanki, or origami. 


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Music

http://ericir.syr.edu/Virtual/Lessons/Arts/Music/MUS0004.html Primary (1-3)
Students will learn how math and music are related. The students will
understand how mathematical addition is applied to music.To help them
understand this concept the students will be learning note values in
music class the same time the classroom teacher is working on addition.

http://www.menc.org/guides/IHWE/ihwet1.html
The In Harmony With Education program is designed to reach middle-level students with hands-on lessons in the art--and science--of music. Specifically, it contains printed and audio materials designed to lead students through focused listening to sound as it is used in music, through arranging those sounds into heir own compositions played on their own instruments, and through learning some of the scientific and mathematical bases for that artistic use of sound.

http://www.spa3.k12.sc.us/WebQuests/Anne%20Frank/index.html
Anne Frank and the Children of the Holocaust
Interactive web site that integrates Language Arts, Social Studies, Art, and Music.

http://coe.west.asu.edu/students/stennille/ST3/webquest.html (4-6)
A WebQuest on Cultural Diversity.

http://www.richmond.edu/~ed344/webquests/creationstories/creation.htm (4-6)
An Internet WebQuest on Creation Myths.

http://www.sbcss.k12.ca.us/sbcss/services/educational/cctechnology/webquest/puppetry.html (K-2)
This lesson explores world cultures through their puppetry. Your students learn about puppets that are used in various cultures and create their own. The Internet experiences in this lesson are designed to be teacher-directed whole class experiences. A computer hooked to a TV or other presentation system is recommended.

http://www.sbcss.k12.ca.us/sbcss/services/educational/cctechnology/webquest/musicland.html (6-8)
You are a team of theme park designers assigned to build a new music theme park in your city. MusicLand will have different "Lands" for each of the following musical genres: Musical Theater, Early Jazz (Ragtime, Dixieland, and the Blues), New Jazz (Roaring '20's, Swing, and Be-bop), Rock and Roll, Country & Folk, and Pop music. Each design team (4 to 6 members) must choose a Land to develop and make it as realistic as possible. Remember, the more authentic you make MusicLand the more tourists you will attract!

http://topcat.bridgew.edu/~kschrock/fall97/wilson/ (6-12)
Your task is to take on the role of a member of a songwriting team. You are competing for the job of writing a remake of Billy Joel's hit, "We Didn't Start the Fire". The competition is stiff. The producers want a song that describes important events, which occurred during the years 1986 and 1987. The song needs to reflect the areas of World Events, U.S. Events, Sports, and Arts & Entertainment. When he wrote his song he listed many references to people and events that had a profound effect on the world. The producers now want something a little different. They want you are to explain the events you choose, not just list them.


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Dance

http://www.richmond.edu/~ed344/webquests/creationstories/creation.htm (4-6)
An Internet WebQuest on Creation Myths.

http://www.sbcss.k12.ca.us/sbcss/services/educational/cctechnology/webquest/puppetry.html (K-2)
This lesson explores world cultures through their puppetry. Your students learn about puppets that are used in various cultures and create their own. The Internet experiences in this lesson are designed to be teacher-directed whole class experiences. A computer hooked to a TV or other presentation system is recommended.

http://www.sbcss.k12.ca.us/sbcss/services/educational/cctechnology/webquest/musicland.html (6-8)
You are a team of theme park designers assigned to build a new music theme park in your city. MusicLand will have different "Lands" for each of the following musical genres: Musical Theater, Early Jazz (Ragtime, Dixieland, and the Blues), New Jazz (Roaring '20's, Swing, and Be-bop), Rock and Roll, Country & Folk, and Pop music. Each design team (4 to 6 members) must choose a Land to develop and make it as realistic as possible. Remember, the more authentic you make MusicLand the more tourists you will attract!

http://topcat.bridgew.edu/~kschrock/fall97/wilson/ (6-12)
Your task is to take on the role of a member of a songwriting team. You are competing for the job of writing a remake of Billy Joel's hit, "We Didn't Start the Fire". The competition is stiff. The producers want a song that describes important events, which occurred during the years 1986 and 1987. The song needs to reflect the areas of World Events, U.S. Events, Sports, and Arts & Entertainment. When he wrote his song he listed many references to people and events that had a profound effect on the world. The producers now want something a little different. They want you are to explain the events you choose, not just list them.


Drama

http://www.sbcss.k12.ca.us/sbcss/services/educational/cctechnology/webquest/puppetry.html (K-2)
This lesson explores world cultures through their puppetry. Your students learn about puppets that are used in various cultures and create their own. The Internet experiences in this lesson are designed to be teacher-directed whole class experiences. A computer hooked to a TV or other presentation system is recommended.

http://topcat.bridgew.edu/~kschrock/fall97/wilson/ (6-12)
Your task is to take on the role of a member of a songwriting team. You are competing for the job of writing a remake of Billy Joel's hit, "We Didn't Start the Fire". The competition is stiff. The producers want a song that describes important events, which occurred during the years 1986 and 1987. The song needs to reflect the areas of World Events, U.S. Events, Sports, and Arts & Entertainment. When he wrote his song he listed many references to people and events that had a profound effect on the world. The producers now want something a little different. They want you are to explain the events you choose, not just list them.

http://falcon.jmu.edu/~ramseyil/drama.htm (K-12)
Oral interpretation of literature through dramatic activity, storytelling or Reader's Theater is an effective method of promoting enjoyment of literature, developing oral expression and increasing reading comprehension. The following Internet sites offer resources for such activities.


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