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Middle School , High School

Fine Arts, Science

Drawing, Biology

A Conceptual Approach to Teaching Anatomy
http://teachersnetwork.org/CD_NotTeachingToTheTest/JonathanPincus_ConceptualApproach.htm
This series of sequential art lessons on human anatomy reinforce my students' Living Environment studies without teaching to the test. Applying the workshop model in the art classroom, students are actively engaged in creating drawings of the skeletal and musculature systems of the body. Inter-disciplinary, project-based visual art assignments reinforce students' science lessons while stressing cultural literacy and a strong visual communication skill set.
Middle School , High School

Fine Arts, Business Careers, English Language Arts, Health Phys Ed, Technology Media

Graphic Arts, Journalism, Internet, Media Literacy, Visual Arts

A Day in the Life of...
http://teachersnetwork.org/readysettech/solano/
This unit uses multi-disciplinary work to help students learn more about the professional world of sports medicine. Students conduct online research on sports medicine, contact professionals in the field, craft interview questions, engage in online discourse with these professionals, and create a brochure using information obtained from these interviews.
Middle School

Fine Arts, Social Studies, Technology Media

Art History, Crafts,Drawing, Painting, Community Culture, Global History, Internet, Software Programs, Visual Arts

A Journey to Africa: Art and Artifacts
http://www.teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/rdonovan/africa.htm
This project enables students to conduct Internet research on African culture by reading about and selecting a piece of art they find intriguing. They examine features and collect facts in order to create a PowerPoint presentation. The students bookmark appropriate websites so they can describe the piece they have chosen (its materials and features) as well as talk about its function, and then explain why they have chosen it.
Middle School

Fine Arts, English Language Arts

Art History, Crafts, Writing, Global History

A Mask for All Seasons
http://www.teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/llangsner/mask.htm
Students create plaster craft masks to depict the four seasons. By navigating various Web sites, they learn about Renaissance artist Giuseppe Arcimboldo and his "Season" series of floral faces. The students create symbolism in their masks through the use of collage materials.
Middle School

Fine Arts, English Language Arts

Crafts, Sculpture, Literature, Community Culture

A Venetian Carnival
http://teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/cposer/venetianfp.htm
This unit will expand the students' knowledge of Edgar Allan Poe and his story "The Cask of Amontillado." It will also introduce them to the global celebration of the carnival season. The Internet allows students to travel to these carnivals to experience them firsthand.
Elementary

Fine Arts, Social Studies, Technology Media

American History, Software Programs

American History Through Architectural Masterpieces
http://www.teachersnetwork.org/readysettech/kupfer/kupfer.htm
The aim of this learning experience is for students to learn about American history and culture through the study of selected American architectural works of art. Technology is integrated with social studies, language arts, math and architecture.
Elementary

Fine Arts, English Language Arts, Science

Graphic Arts, Reading Literacy, Astronomy

An Alphabet Journey Through Space
http://www.teachersnetwork.org/readysettech/sarago/sarago.htm
Students were asked to compile a list of space vocabulary words. They then researched the meaning of each word using Internet resources and designed a page for each letter of the alphabet, which included the meaning and related graphics which they imported from various Web sites.
High School

Fine Arts, Social Studies, Technology Media

Art History, American History, Ancient Civilizations, Global History, Internet

Art as Social Record
http://teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/aszeto/art.htm
Artistic products are important primary sources in studying about the past. Why was this artwork created? What can this piece of artwork tell us about its society? Historians and other academics conduct extensive research to answer these questions. With the use of technology, students are provided with easy access to artworks from different parts of the world.
Elementary , Middle School

Fine Arts, Technology Media

Art History, Visual Arts

Art WebQuest
http://resources.teachnet.ie/stpats2004/art52109267/
This project is an Art Webquest for 5th grade students. It covers many of the different art movements. Students learn by working together and exploring the weblinks provided.
Middle School

Fine Arts, English Language Arts, Technology Media

Art History, Painting, Sculpture, Reading Literacy, Writing, Internet, Visual Arts

Artful Installations: 3D Constructions
http://www.teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/llangsner/installations.htm
In this project, through a fun and focused environment, students use problem-solving skills, communication, and a diversity of tasks to create a three-dimensional version of a two-dimensional painting. Through the Internet, they visit the art collection of famous museums, and at www.vangoghmuseum.nl they access information on van Gogh and view a multimedia presentation of his most important works.
High School

Fine Arts, English Language Arts, Social Studies, Technology Media

Crafts, Community Culture, Software Programs, Video, Visual Arts

Artists Act Against Homelessness
http://bostonteachnet.org/troxell_lamothe_syms/sigproj.htm
Homelessness in the big city. Do young people see it as a curse or a cause to be addressed? Three high school classes, in the fields of visual arts and instructional technology, vow to do something. Determined that their messages will be seen and heard, students produce and exhibit a web site, videos, and graphic arts confirming that artists can successfully act against homelessness.
Middle School

Fine Arts, English Language Arts, Technology Media

Writing, Digital Media, Internet, Software Programs, Visual Arts

Ask the Oracle (About China)
http://www.teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/mmeisler/oracle.htm
This project draws upon your students' imaginations, and dares them to define their own learning experiences. They are immersed in a fantasy world, based on history, wandering upon an oracle bone in the Forbidden City in search of answers to their questions about China. Their virtual oracle bone becomes a metaphor for the World Wide Web, a powerful medium for finding information, inspiring creative writing, and learning about other cultures.
Middle School , High School

Fine Arts, Music

Performing Arts

Bach Cadences
http://www.teachnet-uk.org.uk/2006%20Projects/Music-Bach%20Cadences/index.htm
This project focuses on the study of chorale cadences. Using the guide supplied within this resource and the audio-visual material offered, students learn how to harmonize choral cadences in the style of J.S. Bach.
High School

Fine Arts, English Language Arts, Music, Technology Media

Graphic Arts, Reading Literacy, Writing, Internet, Software Programs

Blues Music
http://www.teachnet-uk.org.uk/2005%20Projects/Music-The%20Blues/Cross-Curricular%20Music%20Project.ppt
This project will look at blues music and the diversity within it, considering factors such as instrumentation, style and emotional response, and the technological, social and political influences that have shaped the genre.
Middle School

Fine Arts, Foreign Language, Technology Media

Internet, Software Programs

Bon Appetit: Cooking Crepes in French Class
http://teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/dstentella/crepes.htm
Make crepes! Yum!
Bon Appétit is a highly enjoyable interdisciplinary program that helps students achieve performance standards in Foreign Language, Art, Language Arts, Math, and Technology. The final product is a class PowerPoint presentation designed and produced by the students, who also make (and eat!) crepes.
Middle School , High School

Fine Arts, Technology Media

Software Programs

Building an Electronic Walker
http://www.teachnet-uk.org.uk/2005%20Projects/DT-Electronic%20Walker/electronic%20walker/index.htm
Students are involved in aligning mechanical components and designing electrical circuits in this systems and control project.
High School

Fine Arts, Technology Media

Graphic Arts, Software Programs, Visual Arts

Buzzing with the Bees
http://www.teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/landerson/bees.htm
This project is comprised of many step-by-step lessons in Flash animation with screen shots and clear directions. It enables students to be creative, solve problems, and enhance their technological development. They create a bee and other illustrations separately, then combine them and "tween" or animate their bee.
Elementary , Middle School

Fine Arts, Social Studies

Drawing, American History

Causes of the American Revolution: Interpreting Political Cartoons
http://www.teachersnetwork.org/TeachNet/westchester/johnson.htm
Students analyze historical documents and interpret political cartoons from the American Revolutionary War period to determine the causes of the conflict. The students use higher-order thinking skills to determine if the information presented in the cartoons is accurate, what the colonists thought about the events of the period, and how political cartoons were used to inflame the citizens.
Middle School

Fine Arts, Social Studies, Technology Media

Art History, Painting, Ancient Civilizations, Internet, Visual Arts

Cave Painting in the I.C.E. Age
http://www.teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/mmeisler/cave.htm
Students explore early human cave paintings in order to create their own faux cave paintings. An Early Humans task sheet guides them through a variety of rich Web sites covering cave paintings in France, Spain, and India as well as artifacts and digs in the U.S.
Middle School

Fine Arts, Technology Media

Digital Media, Visual Arts

Challenging Images
http://resources.teachnet.ie/sdoran/
This project investigates photography and art as media of expression for young people. As a special theme the work explores the areas of learning and physical disability, with the message that we are all challenged in some way.
Middle School

Fine Arts, English Language Arts, Technology Media

Art History,Drawing, Literature, Reading Literacy, Writing, Internet

Chasing Vermeer: A Da Vinci Code for Children
http://www.teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/llangsner/vermeer.htm
Through the use of technology and the Internet, students visit art collections throughout the world. They study 17th century Dutch genre painting and Vermeer the artist, and compare his works with those of his contemporaries.
Middle School

Fine Arts, Social Studies, Technology Media

Art History, Graphic Arts, Painting, Community Culture, Digital Media, Visual Arts

China CultureQuest
http://www.teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/mmeisler/china/china.htm
Go on a dig with your students, using both digital tools and Chinese brushwork to learn about the art and culture of China. Students brainstorm topics they would like to research for a China CultureQuest report, collage, and Web page. Using Internet resources, they learn about Chinese brush painting, calligraphy, and names.
Middle School

Fine Arts, English Language Arts, Technology Media

Art History, Painting, Writing, Internet, Visual Arts

Claude Monet
http://www.teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/llangsner/monet.htm
In this program, students explore and appreciate the life and work of Impressionist artist Claude Monet. They gather information to write a biography on him and sketch an original landscape in his style.
Elementary , Middle School

Fine Arts, English Language Arts, Technology Media

Art History, Painting, Reading Literacy, Writing, Internet

Claude Monet and his Friends and Followers
http://resources.teachnet.ie/cwinters/
Come and meet Claude Monet and his friends and those who were inspired by his work. Activities, lesson plans, interactive tours, and more will increase knowledge of this period in art.
Elementary

Fine Arts, English Language Arts, Science, Science, Technology Media

Sculpture, Non Fiction, Writing, Biology, Visual Arts

Claymation Critters
http://teachnet-lab.org/santab2003/tnetarchive/Tracee/claymation.htm
This project is an introduction to research skills and report writing. Students will select a wild animal to research and write about in a five paragraph report. Students will also create a clay animation of that animal to enhance their report.
High School

Fine Arts, ESL, Technology Media

Digital Media, Software Programs, Visual Arts

Click! Writing Through Digital Photography
http://www.teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/hruan/click.htm
Students take photographs or digital images, then scan and manipulate them by using graphic programs such as Adobe Photoshop. They write about their images using MS Word, PowerPoint, and Web design tools available on the computer.
Elementary

Fine Arts

Crafts

Coat Hook Plaque Project
http://www.teachnet-uk.org.uk/2004%20Projects/DT-Coat%20Hook%20Plaque/index.html
The aim of this project is for students to design and make a 3D plastic coat hook using a process called vacuum forming.
High School

Fine Arts, English Language Arts, Technology Media

Writing, Internet

College Research Skills: Evaluating Reliable Online Sources
http://teachersnetwork.org/grantWinners/Teachnet10_SarahBessDworin_CollegeResearchSkillsEvaluatingReliableOnlineSources.htm
The project-driven unit of study in this proposal is designed for a senior seminar course in Public Art critique and creation. The course is designed to prepare high school seniors for the rigors of college discussion, research, and writing. Throughout the year, seniors study Public Art, meaning any artwork that is located in the public arena and is created to both reflect and shape public life. In addition to studying these works in a traditional art historical format, students also make their own artistic creations that they install in sites throughout the Bronx and New York City. The most exciting features of this project are: the emphasis on of student choice, the connection between writing about art and making art, and publicly sharing and publishing work online.
Middle School

Fine Arts, Technology Media

Graphic Arts, Digital Media, Software Programs

Composition Compositions
http://www.teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/mmeisler/composition.htm
Students use the Internet to explore the theory of composition in visual art. They explore the relevance of symmetry, asymmetry, and balance by viewing well-known works of art online and interacting with sites where art principles are animated.
High School

Fine Arts, English Language Arts, Technology Media

Reading Literacy, Writing, Digital Media, Internet

Creating Multimedia Reviews with Glogster
http://teachersnetwork.org/GrantWinners/Teachnet10_AnneKornfeld1.htm
Glogster originated as an online poster maker. Now, students will be able to use it to create online reviews of books and films that utilize multimedia to review content. Students will be able to employ their creativity and reach a broad audience.
Middle School , High School

Fine Arts, English Language Arts, Technology Media

Art History, Painting, Writing, Software Programs, Visual Arts

Creating 'Your Own Warhol' and Using Powerpoint to Display it!
http://www.teachnet-uk.org.uk/2009%20Projects/Art-Recreating_Warhol/recreating_warhol/index.htm
In this project,students create Warhol-esque imagery and set it within a PowerPoint presentation. Students used structured writing techniques and persuasive argument to compare the qualities of 'pop-art' images and the works of the 'Masters'.
Middle School

Fine Arts, English Language Arts, Social Studies, Technology Media

Writing, Community Culture, Digital Media, Visual Arts

Deep Research
http://www.teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/mmeisler/deepresearch.htm
Deep Research is a digital exploration of two worlds of conspicuous silence  the New York Public Library and the underwater world. viewer is engaged in an imaginary narrative that explores issues of urbanization, access to information, and environmental /quality of life concerns.
High School

Fine Arts, English Language Arts, Mathematics, Social Studies, Technology Media

Writing, Geometry, Community Culture, Internet

Design and Model Residential Community
http://teachersnetwork.org/grantWinners/Teachnet09_YvonMilien.htm
In this Technical Science course, students will learn how to plan and design a detailed three-dimensional scale model of their own residential community. Students will come to understand the relationship between residential homes and the surrounding environment. This unit will help students understand that Mathematics, Geometry, Arts, Earth Science, and Social Studies are important tools for successful Architects and Engineers
High School

Fine Arts, Business Careers, English Language Arts, Technology Media

Graphic Arts, Writing, Software Programs, Visual Arts

Desktop Publishing
http://www.teachnet-uk.org.uk/2005%20Projects/ICT-DTP/desktop-publishing/index.htm
Students will proceed through the steps of identifying, analysing, designing, implementing and evaluating a document for publication.
Middle School , High School

Fine Arts, Technology Media

Crafts, Digital Media, Software Programs, Video

Digital Video in Design Technology
http://www.teachnet-uk.org.uk/2005%20Projects/DT-DigitalVideo/index.htm
The aim of the project is to produce an instructional movie showing the production stages in making an enamelled broach.
Middle School

Fine Arts, English Language Arts, Technology Media

Art History, Graphic Arts, Writing, Digital Media, Software Programs, Visual Arts

Drawing Into the Imagination
http://www.teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/mmeisler/drawing.htm
Sixth grade students are introduced to the work of artist Saul Steinberg by visiting online galleries of his work and looking at photo reproductions. They each choose an image that "draws them in" and imagine themselves jumping into a section of the image narrative.
Middle School , High School

Fine Arts, English Language Arts

Drawing, Graphic Arts, Poetry Creative Writing

Dream Streets
http://www.teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/mmeisler/dreamstreets.htm
Sixth grade students use web-based resources to learn the principles of drawing using one and two point perspective. Students view selected street scenes by Edward Hopper and postcards of Main Street USA in Disney, then write about and design their own "dream streets." The project culminates in an animated drawing of their own dream street accompanied by their writing which is published online.
Middle School , High School

Fine Arts, Technology Media

Graphic Arts, Digital Media, Internet, Software Programs, Visual Arts

Driver's Education
http://www.teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/mmeisler/driversed.htm
In this program, students work individually or in small groups to explore Web sites devoted to teen driving and safety. The students pre-plan an animation sequence on a storyboard to illustrate a driving safety tip. They use digital media to draw their plans and animate them.
Middle School

Fine Arts, English Language Arts, Social Studies

Art History, Crafts, Painting, Writing, Ancient Civilizations

Egyptian Art: The Case of the Missing Mummy
http://www.teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/llangsner/egyptian.htm
Students will explore the art of Ancient Egypt and creatively design an Egyptian Mummy Case, using the art medium, papier-mâché.
Middle School

Fine Arts, Music, Science, Technology Media

Performing Arts, American History, Community Culture, Internet, Video

Elvis Lives
http://teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/nacionales/elvis.htm
Who is the "King of Rock & Roll" and why was he adored by millions of fans and still loved by so many some twenty five years after his death? This program is an introduction to a person many agree is the most widely known, loved, and recognized entertainer of all time--Elvis Presley. It was developed to enlighten the current generation of young people to the origins of rock and roll's first superstar.
Middle School

Fine Arts, Social Studies, Technology Media

Drawing, Graphic Arts, Global History, Digital Media

Enter Through the Form: Explore Japan Treasure Hunt
http://teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/mmeisler/japan.htm
Get your passport ready--your class is about to go on a virtual treasure hunt to Japan! They will search the World Wide Web to find information about Japan's belief and value systems, festivals, architecture, landscape design, geography, and culture.
High School

Fine Arts, Business Careers

Crafts

Evaluation of Practical Cookery
http://resources.teachnet.ie/ktinnelly/
This project highlights several areas of home economics, such as childcare, crafts, cooking, and textiles.
Middle School

Fine Arts, English Language Arts, Technology Media

Art History, Performing Arts, Sculpture, Writing, Internet, Visual Arts

Everything is Beautiful at the Ballet
http://www.teachnet-lab.org/huck/templates/figure.htm
Through the use of technology and the Internet, students visit art collections throughout the world to gain valuable information on the lives and works of many artists. This is a wonderful motivational tool for students to explore the Web on their own and it enables them to design their own contemporary figure sculptures, following the modern masters they have studied. Students were asked to follow their passion and express the movements found in dance or sports that they loved.
Elementary

Fine Arts, English Language Arts, Technology Media

Photography, Writing, Digital Media

Examining Our Lives Through Another Lens
http://teachersnetwork.org/grantWinners/TeachnetDisseminator_JodieNewbery.htm
Students use photos to examine their own lives. They use the wide and tight capabilities of the camera lens to take a closer look at things they know well. They use their new knowledge to add details and enhanced descriptions, and use critical thinking skills to figure out clues and document their findings.
High School

Fine Arts, English Language Arts, Technology Media

Art History, Literature, Software Programs

Fairyland Art of A Midsummers Night's Dream
http://teachersnetwork.org/grantWinners/TeachnetDisseminator_JosephZwerling.htm
Students study the play by Shakespeare, then research art of the Fairyland characters, primarily in the collections of Emory University and the Tate Museum in London. Students then match paintings to the actual quotes in the play, with act, scene, and line numbers, and develop that into a narrated slide show in PowerPoint.
Elementary

Fine Arts, English Language Arts, Technology Media

Art History, Painting, Writing, American History

Famous Faces
http://teachnet-lab.org/santab2003/tnetarchive/martha/famousfaces/sb_famous_mm.htm
Students learn about the United States revolutionary era, presidents of the United States, and famous artists and art movements while learning how to do research on the Internet and how to create word processing documents and multi media projects.
High School

Fine Arts, Technology Media

Photography, Internet, Visual Arts

Fashion Recycles (Expressing Global Environmental Awareness Through Fashion Design)
http://teachersnetwork.org/grantWinners/Teachnet10_BelindaDavid_GrantFashion.htm
Students conduct guided internet research on the recycled product that they use to create their fashion designs. They discuss how their recycled material is generally reused and how they used it in designing their garments. Finished garments,inspired by global environmental awareness, reflect what students learned.
Middle School , High School

Fine Arts, Technology Media

Photography, Digital Media, Software Programs

Fireworks
http://www.teachnet-uk.org.uk/2006%20Projects/Art-Fireworks/Fireworks/index.htm
This project introduces students to Macromedia/Adobe Fireworks, a photo editing software program.

Fine Arts, English Language Arts, Technology Media

Photography, Writing, Internet, Visual Arts

Five Frames: Digital Storytelling with Stills
http://teachersnetwork.org/grantWinners/Teachnet09_AnneKornfeld.htm
Using comics and graphic novels as a basis, students create a story that hones their skills by working within the structure of 5 frames. Students employ visual thinking to explain an idea. Finally, the 5-frame story provides an opportunity for students to use basic technology to create stories and have the ability to share and interact with a broad audience.
Middle School

Fine Arts, English Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, Technology Media

Forensics 101
http://teachersnetwork.org/readysettech/sedewitch/forensics.htm
This unit is an introduction to forensic science, and combines fun, hads-on activities with the application of skills from math, science, literacy, art, and technology. Students solve mysteries, learn about the work of forensic anthropologists, and the F.B.I. Students are already familiar with the many crime dramas and reality shows they see on television--these activities are fun for middle school students to explore in pairs and small groups.
Elementary, Middle School

Fine Arts, English Language Arts

Art History, Graphic Arts, Painting

Frida Kahlo: A Look in the Mirror
http://teachnet-lab.org/santab2003/tnetarchive/jessica/fridaweb/sb_frida_jr.htm
In this unit the students learn about a famous Mexican female artist and her style of painting. They learn what a self-portrait is by making one of themselves, and learn to look at art by criticizing their own work after analyzing it.
Middle School

Fine Arts, English Language Arts, Technology Media

Art History, Painting, Writing, Internet, Visual Arts

Georgia O'Keefe: Wake Up and Smell the Roses
http://www.teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/llangsner/okeefe.htm
Students create a watercolor painting in the style of Georgia O'Keeffe and respond critically to a variety of her works displayed on various Web sites.
High School

Fine Arts, Technology Media

Graphic Arts, Digital Media, Software Programs, Visual Arts

Getting Down with the Alphabet
http://teachersnetwork.org/teachnetusa/smcmahon/alphabet.htm
Students in a photo club decided to develop an Alphabet Book. They were engaged in an activity that requires higher-order thinking and problem-solving skills. The students become more aware of their surroundings and were excited to be at school. They learned how to use digital cameras, scanners, printers, Abobe Photoshop, Apple iMovie, and AppleWorks.
Middle School , High School

Fine Arts, English Language Arts, Social Studies

Drawing, Graphic Arts, Non Fiction, Writing, Community Culture

Good Advice: By Students, For Students
http://teachersnetwork.org/grantWinners/TeachnetDisseminator_MerylMeisler_Fall07.htm
Students who are completing their first year at a new school create an illuminated manuscript--a handbook for incoming students. The students reflect on their first year. From their own experience, they give advice to the incoming students about how to be academically successful and enjoy their new school.
Elementary

Fine Arts, Science, Social Studies

Crafts,Drawing, Painting, Earth Science, Community Culture, Geography Habitats

Got Biodiversity?
http://www.teachersnetwork.org/readysettech/seymour/seymour2.htm
This Ready-Set-Tech grant winning unit combines online resources with an interdisciplinary curriculum to help elementary-level students learn more about biodiversity on our planet.
Middle School , High School

Fine Arts, Foreign Language, Social Studies

Art History, Ancient Civilizations, Community Culture, Geography Habitats, Global History

Grandi Uomini della Storia Italiana
http://resources.teachnet.ie/dfarina/2006a/
This unit introduces students to famous Italians throughout history. Pages are written in both English and Italian, and can appeal to either a foreign language class or a history class.
Middle School , High School

Fine Arts, English Language Arts, Social Studies

Art History, Literature, Poetry Creative Writing, Writing, American History, Community Culture

Harlem Renaissance Artists and Writers
http://teachersnetwork.org/grantWinners/TeachNetGrant08_BethElstein.htm
Students read, analyze, and discuss poems and relate them to their own life experiences, as well as to what they have learned about the African American experience in their history classes. They write original poems about their own experiences, using the poems we have read as models.
Middle School , High School

Fine Arts, Social Studies, Technology Media

Photography, Geography Habitats, Digital Media, Software Programs, Visual Arts

Human and Physical Coast Geography
http://www.teachnet-uk.org.uk/2006%20Projects/Geog-Coastal_Geography/index.htm
This resource, aimed primarily at Key Stage 4 (UK), but useful for other key stages is delivered primarily through PowerPoint, and links to a variety of student activities and relevant websites, and also the teacher's own photographs and diagrams.
High School

Fine Arts, Technology Media

Drawing, Graphic Arts, Digital Media, Software Programs, Visual Arts

Illustrated Children's Books
http://www.teachersnetwork.org/everywhere/profiles/wittfeld.htm
In this unit of study, students will research (online) the Caldecott Award as it relates to the visual arts; select and research a specific illustrator who has received a Caldecott Award and submit their findings using an online submission process; write and illustrate a book for a small child with a cultural connection; create decorated "paste papers" for use in creating book images in a collage process; and, manipulate created images using Adobe Photoshop software to develop pages.
Middle School

Fine Arts, Technology Media

Art History, Painting, Software Programs

Impressionism
http://www.teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/llangsner/impress.htm
To become acquainted with the period of Impressionism, students visit and research museum Web sites. They sketch ideas for an original landscape painting in the Impressionist style, exploring the various brushstrokes and color palettes used by the Impressionists.
High School

Fine Arts, Business Careers, Technology Media

Drawing, Media Literacy, Visual Arts

Introductory Skills for GCSE
http://www.teachnet-uk.org.uk/2006%20Projects/DT-Skills_Course/index.htm
This is a course of six lessons, establishing a basic knowledge of equipment, media, product analysis, presentation, and drawing techniques for GCSE (General Certificate of Secondary Education) Graphics Products and Product Design.
Middle School , High School

Fine Arts, English Language Arts, Social Studies, Technology Media

Drawing, Graphic Arts, Journalism, Non Fiction, Writing, Community Culture, Digital Media

Invisible Workers
http://teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/mmeisler/workers.htm
Invisible Workers gives students insight into the under-appreciated people whose jobs affect our everyday lives. The students interview people who work in a variety of fields and learn about the requirements, opportunities, and unique characteristics of their jobs.
Elementary , Middle School

Fine Arts, English Language Arts, Technology Media

Graphic Arts, Reading Literacy, Writing, Digital Media, Software Programs, Video

iRead, iWrite, iMovie 2
http://www.teachnet-lab.org/miami/2004/duarte.htm
With technology as its vehicle iRead, iWrite, iMovie2 is an interdisciplinary project where learners will work collaboratively using project-based learning. This project will enthusiastically embark learners on a journey into the realm of movie making while creating a love for reading and writing at the same time.
Elementary, Middle School

Fine Arts, Science, Science, Technology Media

Physics, Scientific Method, Internet

It's Wheely Fun: Design and Make a Vehicle
http://resources.teachnet.ie/cohanluain/2005/index.htm
Get your class to design and make a vehicle and then to carry out investigations using their vehicle. This website has all the worksheets, activities and investigations you might need to undertake this enjoyable activity with your class.
Middle School , High School

Fine Arts, Music, Social Studies

Performing Arts, American History, Community Culture

Jazz
http://resources.teachnet.ie/amhiggins/teachjazz
Students will find out a little about Jazz, by completing a series of written, listening and research assignments. Through these tasks they will learn about the origins of Jazz, the main musical features of Jazz, some Jazz styles, instruments and musicians.
Elementary

Fine Arts, Technology Media

Art History, Crafts, Internet

Kids as Collectors, Creating Mini-Museums
http://teachnet-lab.org/santab2003/tnetarchive/kristenburke/sb_kristen_treasures.htm
Creating a mini museum was inspired by the natural curiosity of eight and nine year olds who find anything in their natural world interesting and worthy of further investigation. Through the use of the Internet, students experience and have an understanding of the variety and uniqueness of museum collections.
Middle School , High School

Fine Arts, Foreign Language

Performing Arts

Language through Drama
http://www.teachnet-uk.org.uk/2006%20Projects/MFL-Languages_through_Drama/index.htm
This project aims to bring together students to learn and practice foreign languages through drama. The added benefits are to link the languages curriculum with a vocational course and to give students invaluable practice in both language speaking and presentation.
Elementary

Fine Arts, Health Phys Ed

Performing Arts

Let's Dance
http://teachnet-lab.org/santab2003/tnetarchive/hansen/dance/dance.htm
Let's Dance is a unit where students learn and choreograph dances over a three month period and then perform their dance steps at an assembly.
Elementary

Fine Arts, Technology Media

Art History, Crafts, Performing Arts, Sculpture, Video

Let's Meet the Artists
http://teachersnetwork.org/grantWinners/TeachnetDisseminator_BruceWilson.htm
students work cooperatively in pairs or small groups and learn about different art techniques as well as the different periods of art. They conduct research on a specific artist and write a script incorporating what they have learned. The students create puppets using celluclay and present a puppet show. They are actively involved in a movie project and learn about the many different jobs involved in making a film.
Elementary, Middle School

Fine Arts, English Language Arts, Special Ed, Technology Media

Crafts, Writing, American History, Internet, Software Programs, Visual Arts

Let's Meet the Presidents
http://www.teachersnetwork.org/readysettech/wilson/presidents.htm
This project incorporates Internet use, American history, and hand-made puppets, used to create student iMovies. First, children research the topic of an American president. They were encouraged to choose a president they had never heard of before, or one they wanted to learn more about.
Elementary , Middle School

Fine Arts, Social Studies, Technology Media

Crafts, Performing Arts, Sculpture, American History, Video

Let's Meet the Presidents
http://teachersnetwork.org/readysettech/wilson/presidents.htm
This project incorporates Internet use, American history, and hand-made puppets, used to create student iMovies. Students were encouraged to choose a president they had never heard of before, or one they wanted to learn more about, wrote a report on that president, crafted a puppet, and performed skits for the entire school.
Elementary

Fine Arts, Foreign Language, Technology Media

Drawing, Video

Libros y Amigos: Publishing Bilingual Books
http://teachersnetwork.org/teachnetusa/tjackson/libros.htm
Students publish bilingual books in hard copy and on the Web, using basic Spanish phrases and vocabulary that tie in with their class's current thematic unit. They write, illustrate, and publish using a variety of technology.
Elementary

Fine Arts, English Language Arts, Social Studies

Sculpture, Reading Literacy, Community Culture, Geography Habitats, Internet

Life Sized New York City Landmarks
http://teachersnetwork.org/grantWinners/Teachnet10_KristinCilento_LifeSizedNewYorkCityLandmarks.htm
Students learn about the history of New York City, landmarks and geography. This unit merges literacy, art and Social Studies together to give students an enriching learning experience. The culminating project for this unit requires the students to create life sized New York City Landmarks.
Elementary

Fine Arts, English Language Arts, Science, Social Studies, Technology Media

Non Fiction, Writing, Internet

Lions and Tigers and Bears - Oh My!
http://teachersnetwork.org/grantWinners/Teachnet09_JeffreyGross.htm
Students will develop both individual and collaborative research projects focusing on different animals. The students will research their chosen topic and then document their work by creating a detailed work of "non-fiction" art.
Middle School

Fine Arts

Art History, Painting

Looking & Responding to Paint
http://resources.teachnet.ie/jroberts/2004
This project enables pupils to explore the various aspects of paint under the headings of colour, line, shape/form/pattern and texture. On each page pupils are asked to visit various online art galleries to look at and respond to famous paintings using the knowledge they have learned.
Elementary

Fine Arts, English Language Arts, Technology Media

Art History,Drawing, Sculpture, Writing, Email, Internet, Visual Arts

Looking at and Responding to Construction
http://resources.teachnet.ie/jroberts/2005/
This is a project that gives students a chance to tell us what they REALLY think about sculpture and buildings. They will respond in writing and various artistic forms.
Middle School

Fine Arts, Social Studies

Graphic Arts, Community Culture

Manga Mania
http://teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/asalcedo/manga.htm
Manga (pronounced "ma-n-ga") are Japanese graphic works that are somewhat similar to American comic books, although they go far beyond the boundaries of what Americans understand as "comics" or "cartoons." They provide a unique and valuable insight into Japanese society in a format that holds a great deal of interest for students.
Middle School , High School

Fine Arts, Social Studies

Photography, Geography Habitats

Map Skills for Geographers
http://www.teachnet-uk.org.uk/2006%20Projects/Geog-Map%20Skills/index.htm
This self-navigating project takes you through scale and distance, contours, grid references, and use of maps with photographs.
Elementary , Middle School

Fine Arts, Social Studies

Sculpture, Community Culture

Mask Making:Dogon Tribe
http://www.teachnet-uk.org.uk/2008%20Projects/Art-Mask_Making/Dogon_tribe/Project_outcomes.html
In this unit students explore the culture of the Dogon tribe in West Africa and investigate ceremonial mask and costume making. They use this information to develop independent skills at researching, developing their own ideas, making a mask and evaluating the outcome

Fine Arts, Social Studies

Sculpture, Community Culture

Mask Making:Dogon Tribe
http://www.teachnet-uk.org.uk/2008%20Projects/Art-Mask_Making/Dogon_tribe/Project_outcomes.html
In this unit students explore the culture of the Dogon tribe in West Africa and investigate ceremonial mask and costume making. They use this information to develop independent skills at researching, developing their own ideas, making a mask and evaluating the outcome
Middle School

Fine Arts, Technology Media

Art History, Drawing, Graphic Arts, Internet, Software Programs, Visual Arts

Masterpieces Past and Present
http://teachnet-lab.org/santab2003/tnetarchive/hansen/stacy_art_%20teachnet/sb_stacy_art_cover.htm
This project integrates Art History and Studio Art and is designed for middle school students. The lessons include art history, and they teach the elements of art and fundamentals of design by using examples of historical masterpieces.
Middle School

Fine Arts, English Language Arts

Performing Arts, Sculpture, Literature, Poetry Creative Writing, Writing

Monsters & Myths
http://teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/shea-bischoff/monsters.htm
This is a comprehensive interdisciplinary unit pairing English/Language Arts and the fine arts for intermediate school students. The lessons introduce myths from many cultures as a unique genre of literature.
Elementary

Fine Arts, English Language Arts, Mathematics, Social Studies, Technology Media

Crafts, Reading Literacy, Arithmetic, Geometry, Numbers Statistics, American History, Community Culture, Internet

My Country 'Tis of Thee
http://bostonteachnet.org/quinn/quinn.htm
Who wrote the Pledge of Allegiance and The Star-Spangled Banner? What do these verses mean? Why do we observe Veterans Day and Flag Day? Youngsters use emerging language, math, and social studies skills to discover answers to these and other questions.
High School

Fine Arts, Technology Media

Art History, Sculpture, Internet, Visual Arts

Non-Objective Constructed Sculpture
http://www.teachersnetwork.org/teachnetusa/pwittfeld/wittfeld.htm
In this program, students work through a series of activities that teach them to look at design within other images and to build on the captured design as a format for a piece of artwork. Because students conduct their own research through a guided format, they stay focused on the desired topic and outcome, and they bring a variety of information and personal reflections to the classroom environment for sharing.
Elementary

Fine Arts, English Language Arts, Social Studies, Technology Media

Photography, Non Fiction, Reading Literacy, Writing, Digital Media, Internet

NYC From A to Z
http://teachersnetwork.org/grantWinners/Teachnet10_MichaelNappi_NYCFromAtoZ.htm
This unit will engage students in the creation of an ABC book about New York City. Students will build comprehension skills as they research, visit, photograph and document sites of interest and importance in NYC. The ABC book will give a contextualized purpose to field trips, show students the importance and historical significance of places in students communities and also serve as a motivation for students to read and write.

Fine Arts, Social Studies

Graphic Arts, Geography Habitats, Global History

Oh, Canada!
http://www.teachersnetwork.org/IMSL/ps6/canada.htm
This unit will provide students with an overview of Canada through research and map-making. During the next four sessions, students will be researching their territory or province and making one large map of Canada.
Middle School

Fine Arts, English Language Arts

Performing Arts, Literature, Reading Literacy, Writing

On my Honor Webquest
http://teachersnetwork.org/grantWinners/PowerToLearn_ClaireCasaccioTraceyButler.htm
This unit is centered on the reading of Marion Dane Bauer's Newbery award winning novel, On My Honor. Through participation in a variety of engaging learning activities, students arrive at a better understanding of the novel and its themes as a result of the relationship that is established between the reader and the text.
Middle School

Fine Arts, English Language Arts

Art History, Painting, Writing

Painting Waterlilies and Sunflowers
http://www.teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/llangsner/garden.htm
Through the use of technology and the Internet, students are given the opportunity to visit the paintings of Monet's house and gardens in Giverny and the collection at the van Gogh museum in Amsterdam. Visits to their favorite artist's homes, gardens, and museums provide valuable information on their lives and works. This is a wonderful motivational tool for students to design their own Impressionist paintings.
Elementary

Fine Arts, English Language Arts, Technology Media

Photography, Reading Literacy, Writing, Internet, Media Literacy, Software Programs

Pandas, Flamingos and Blogs
http://teachersnetwork.org/grantWinners/Teachnet10_BruceWilson_PandasFlamingosAndBlogs.htm
This science unit gives children an opportunity to observe and record animal behavior using web 2.0 technology through the use of blogs and webcams. Students record observed behavior on a daily basis in a blog. They then conduct research on the animal that they are observing. Finally, they make a digital picture book ab out their animal.
Elementary , Middle School

Fine Arts, Science, Technology Media

Drawing, Graphic Arts, Biology, Earth Science, Geography Habitats, Digital Media, Email, Internet

Penguins Marching into Your Classroom - Expires October 27th!
http://teachersnetwork.org/teachnetusa/jpennycook/penguins.htm
Students will receive mail from Antarctica. Design a postcard about penguins and have it sent back from the bottom of the world.
High School

Fine Arts, English Language Arts, Technology Media

Graphic Arts, Poetry Creative Writing, Digital Media, Software Programs, Visual Arts

Photoshop Brush and Shape Tools
http://www.teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/landerson/brush_shape.htm
This program is comprised of two step-by-step introductory Photoshop lessons with screen shots and clear descriptions of the correct tools to select. It enables students to be creative and includes manipulating and writing about shapes along with technological development.
Middle School

Fine Arts, English Language Arts, Science, Technology Media

Drawing, Writing, Earth Science, Internet, Video, Visual Arts

Plants Talk Back!
http://teachersnetwork.org/grantWinners/Teachnet09_MerylMeisler.htm
Middle School Earth Science students conduct hands on scientific study of plant life by growing Lima beans. In their digital art component, the students create animated movies with audio voice to their plant's needs, wants and desires.
Middle School

Fine Arts, English Language Arts, Mathematics

Art History,Drawing, Graphic Arts, Writing, Geometry

Positive Perspectives Posters
http://teachersnetwork.org/teachnetusa/meisler/perspective.htm
Positive Perspectives Posters motivates the entire school community. Students use one-point perspectives to create posters that are displayed in the hallways to lift teachers and students spirits and inspire them to always do their best.
Elementary, Middle School, High School

Fine Arts, Technology Media

Art History, Visual Arts

PowerPoint for Art Work
http://www.teachnet-uk.org.uk/2006%20Projects/Art-Presentations/Presentations/index.htm
In this project, we look at the benefits of using PowerPoint to present art work, and for referencing good sources of supporting materials.
Elementary

Fine Arts, Social Studies

Drawing, Geography Habitats

Primary Map Skills
http://www.teachnet-uk.org.uk/2006%20Projects/P_Geog-Mapping _Skills_Y6/Bridgeindex.html
This resource has been produced for students to explore the reason for maps, the use of compasses, and the employment of scale to draw maps of their classrooms.
Elementary

Fine Arts, Technology Media

Art History, Painting, Internet, Software Programs, Visual Arts

Pupils Looking and Responding Using Paint
http://resources.teachnet.ie/ooleary/2005/
This project explores how children can respond to a masterpiece using the Microsoft Paint program. Step-by-step instructions are provided to assist students in creating art.
Elementary

Fine Arts, Mathematics, Social Studies, Technology Media

Graphic Arts, Geometry, American History, Community Culture, Digital Media, Visual Arts

Rebuilding the World Trade Center Site: A 9/11 Tribute
http://www.teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/chornik/wtc.htm
Students develop the concept of what a memorial is, evaluate proposed designs for structures to be built at the World Trade Center site, use drawing and painting tools to design their own structures, learn writing and word processing skills to describe their designs, and develop the concept of area as they determine the number and size of the structures that can be accommodated at the WTC site.
Elementary

Fine Arts, Social Studies

Crafts, Sculpture, American History, Community Culture

Recreating New York
http://teachersnetwork.org/grantWinners/TeachnetDisseminator_IreneVelazquez.htm
Students create small replicas of the places in New York City that they studied. The students gain knowledge on the Internet and the different types of information they can find, such as text and images. Students will be able to apply this knowledge to all academic areas and future research projects.
Elementary , Middle School

Fine Arts, English Language Arts, Mathematics, Science

Crafts, Graphic Arts, Writing, Numbers Statistics, Earth Science, Scientific Method

Recycle for Life: Science Through Art
http://teachersnetwork.org/impactii/profiles02_03/saturday.htm
Recycle for Life: Science Through Art educates and empowers children to make a difference by promoting environmental issues through art. Students draw conclusions and make comparisons from real-life data, and the art projects provide them with exciting hands-on experiences that stimulate comprehensive and informative nonfiction writing. During this inquiry based program, they discover the value of reducing waste and determine how to change wasteful behavior in school and at home.
High School

Fine Arts, Mathematics, Technology Media

Graphic Arts, Geometry, Software Programs, Visual Arts

Repeat Patterns
http://www.teachnet-uk.org.uk/2005%20Projects/Art-RepeatPattern/repeating%20patterns/Index.htm
In this project pupils will use a range of software applications to explore and create motifs that are then built up into repeating decorative patterns.
High School

Fine Arts, English Language Arts, Technology Media

Drawing, Reading Literacy, Writing, Internet, Software Programs

Researching Your Fashion Design Portfolio
http://www.teachersnetwork.org/grantWinners/Teachnet09_BelindaDavid.htm
Students will learn how to incorporate researched details into original fashion design collections. Students will conduct online research on current fashion trends, a visual artist, the traditional cultural dress of a specific ethnic group and fabrics.This research will become the basis for a Fashion Design Portfolio.
Middle School

Fine Arts, English Language Arts, Science, Technology Media

Reading Literacy, Writing, Earth Science, Digital Media

Running Water
http://teachersnetwork.org/GrantWinners/Teachnet10_MerylMeisler.htm
Students learn about conserving and protecting one of the greatest natural resources and necessities of life: water.
High School

Fine Arts, Business Careers, Technology Media

Graphic Arts, Digital Media, Software Programs, Visual Arts

Scratch
http://www.teachnet-uk.org.uk/2007%20Projects/ICT-Scratch/Scratch/index.html
Scratch is a new programming language from MIT which teaches all the basics of computer programming using a straightforward graphical interface and which allows students to create their own interactive stories, animations, games, music, and art.
Middle School

Fine Arts, English Language Arts

Art History, Crafts, Reading Literacy, Writing

Sculpting a Modern Art Chair with van Gogh and Gauguin
http://www.teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/llangsner/chair.htm
To further their understanding of the Modern Art movement, students see van Gogh in a different light--compared with Paul Gauguin--and explore Post-Impressionism and specifically van Gogh's "Gauguin's Chair" and "Van Gogh's Chair." students choose a modern artist whose work appeals to them, and they create a small three-dimensional cardboard chair that will be painted in that artist's style.
High School

Fine Arts, English Language Arts

Performing Arts, Literature, Poetry Creative Writing, Writing

Slam! Bringing Poetry to Life
http://bostonteachnet.org/irwin/sigproj.htm
This is not your usual poetry unit where students study Wordsworth, Longfellow, and symbolism. Slam! encourages high school juniors to bring their own words to life by introducing performance art through videos, guest speakers, CDs.
Middle School

Fine Arts, English Language Arts, Technology Media

Art History, Painting, Poetry Creative Writing, Digital Media, Software Programs, Visual Arts

So, So Surreal Self-Portraits
http://www.teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/mmeisler/surreal/surreal.htm
Take your class on a virtual trip back in time to 1924 when a Dada manifesto sparked the Surrealist movement in Europe and the United States. Students learn about the history of Surrealism and visit online galleries of notable artists of the past and present, immersing themselves in the dream-like qualities of Surrealism and discussing its influence on contemporary art, design, and entertainment.
Middle School , High School

Fine Arts, Music

Art History, Performing Arts

Sounds of Kandinsky
http://www.teachnet-uk.org.uk/2006%20Projects/Music-Sounds_of_Kandinsky/index.htm
Kandinsky considered music to be the most developed of the abstract arts and consciously made connections between developments in music and the visual arts. This project uses a Kandinsky painting to generate musical ideas for a group composition.
Middle School

Fine Arts, English Language Arts, Technology Media

Art History, Painting, Writing, Internet, Visual Arts

Spiraling Through the Guggenheim
http://www.teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/llangsner/spiraling.htm
Students experience original works of art through an online tour of the Guggenheim Museum in New York City. They value and appreciate the unique architecture of the building as well as develop an understanding of its design and relationship to Central Park.
High School

Fine Arts, Technology Media

Graphic Arts, Software Programs, Visual Arts

Swim with the Fishes: Creating Animated Aquariums
http://www.teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/landerson/aquarium.htm
This is a Flash unit with lessons in creating a background scene, drawing fish, and animating them. It is a multi-lesson unit with step-by-step instructions. First, students create a scene for the fish to swim about in. Next, students create a fish using various software tools of their choice. Finally, students "tween," or animate, the fish across the screen.
High School

Fine Arts, English Language Arts, ESL

Art History, Painting, Writing

Symbolism, Prepositions, and Description: The Art of Vanitas
http://teachersnetwork.org/EnglishLanguageLearners/Art_Kornfeld_Symbolism.htm
Students discover the world of the 16th and 17th century Dutch still-life painting known as vanitas. Through a variety of modalities, students use adjectives and prepositions in order to respond to and write descriptive sentences about the vanitas. They create their own personal vanitas with objects that are important to them.
Elementary

Fine Arts, Science, Social Studies

Crafts,Drawing, Painting, Earth Science, Geography Habitats

Take a Walk on the Wild Side
http://www.teachersnetwork.org/readysettech/seymour/seymour1.htm
Take a Walk on the Wild Side is a highly enjoyable unit on ecosystems that helps students achieve standards across the curriculum. Lessons on ponds, oceans, deserts and rainforests are included. Students demonstrate mastery of science concepts through presentations and visual art designs.
Middle School , High School

Fine Arts, Business Careers, Mathematics, Technology Media

Drawing, Graphic Arts, Geometry, Visual Arts

Technical Drawing
http://www.teachnet-uk.org.uk/2006%20Projects/DT-Technical_Drawing/index.htm
This project focuses on the development of technical drawing skills at Key Stage 3. With the use of suitable equipment and processes, this project encourages students to visualize and construct graphics and shapes.
High School

Fine Arts

Graphic Arts

Technical Drawing: Conic Sections
http://resources.teachnet.ie/jcrotty/
This tutorial addresses technical drawing of three conic sections: parabola, ellipse, and hyperbola.
Elementary

Fine Arts, English Language Arts

Graphic Arts, Writing

The Alphabet Project
http://www.teachnet-lab.org/chicago/abc.html
This project helps 5th grade students create new posters for the lower primary students that depicted the alphabet through pictures. They brainstormed ideas, wrote poster proposals, took digital pictures of students, edited pictures, and printed them.
High School

Fine Arts, Technology Media

Graphic Arts, Internet, Visual Arts

The Art of Designing a Logo
http://teachersnetwork.org/GrantWinners/Teachnet10_LisaFerranti.htm
In this WebQuest unit, the students learn that there are meanings behind every color and typeface, and when a graphic designer crafts a logo, that person is creating an identity for the client or business. As the project title implies, students will learn that it's all about choosing wisely. Then they will be able to effectively design a logo in Adobe Illustrator for their business.
Middle School

Fine Arts, English Language Arts, Foreign Language, Technology Media

Graphic Arts, Non Fiction, Poetry Creative Writing, Digital Media, Software Programs, Visual Arts

The Bleeding Edge
http://www.teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/mmeisler/bleeding_edge.htm
The Bleeding Edge is an on-line zine that explores blood as a metaphor. Languages and visual iconography are forms of cultural expression.
Middle School

Fine Arts, English Language Arts, Social Studies, Technology Media

Writing, Global History, Digital Media, Software Programs, Visual Arts

The Buddha Chronicles
http://www.teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/mmeisler/buddha.htm
Each student or team of students invents an imaginary character that has the ability to time travel to Japan. In preparation for meeting an enlightened being, students take their characters on several virtual tours. They visit modern and historical sites in 20th century Tokyo and then travel back several centuries to Tokyo during the Edo period.
High School

Fine Arts, Science

Painting, Chemistry

The Chemistry of Color
http://teachersnetwork.org/CD_NotTeachingToTheTest/JamesKopchains_Chemistry.htm
The Chemistry of Color is a 5-to-6 day unit designed to incorporate the preparation of pigments and binders for paint into the standard high school chemistry curriculum to more closely tie in the material in the chemistry class with real-life applications. In the unit, the students learn how to prepare pigments from precipitates derived from double replacement reactions, and then to combine it with solutions and binders to derive paint which can be applied to painting surfaces.
Middle School

Fine Arts, English Language Arts, Technology Media

Drawing, Graphic Arts, Painting, Poetry Creative Writing, Digital Media, Visual Arts

The Creative Process
http://www.teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/mmeisler/creativeprocess.htm
Students are lead, step by step, through the creative process using a creative writing assignment as the vehicle. They focus on how to come up with an initial idea, how to refine and flesh out the idea, and how to express meaning. This same process is then applied to making a visual work of art using collage as the medium, or creating a Web-based project.
Elementary

Fine Arts, ESL, Science, Technology Media

Drawing, Internet, Software Programs

The Four Seasons
http://www.teachersnetwork.org/TeachNet/westchester/blaufarb.htm
ESL students often come from parts of the world where the seasons are very different from those in New York. In this lesson, students learn to identify the four seasons of the year, describe the weather patterns and create a picture to represent each season, and identify at least one holiday that occurs in each season.
Elementary

Fine Arts, English Language Arts, Technology Media

Crafts, Literature, Community Culture

The Keeping Quilt: Quilting Across the Curriculum
http://teachnet-lab.org/santab2003/tnetarchive/Tracee/quilts/room30/quilts/sb_tracee_quilts.htm
After students read The Keeping Quilt, they research their own family, create a family tree, and design their own quilt as a culminating project.
High School

Fine Arts, Science, Social Studies

Art History, Scientific Method, Community Culture, Global History

The Renaissance
http://resources.teachnet.ie/modubhain/ren
This unit addresses the Italian Renaissance in painting, architecture, new inventions and culture. There is a teachers' guide as well as student-directed activities. There is an indepth study of Leonardo Da Vinci and his contributions as a part of this unit.
Elementary

Fine Arts, English Language Arts, Technology Media

Reading Literacy, Writing, American History, Geography Habitats

The Valley of Gardens, A History of the Santa Maria Valley
http://teachnet-lab.org/santab2003/tnetarchive/jessica/jessica_2004/Santa%20Maria/sb_jessica_santamaria.htm
The Valley of Gardens is an in-depth unit about the local history of The Santa Maria Valley in California. It can be used as a unifying yearlong theme. A mural that is ever changing and growing serves as a constant review of what has been learned about the local area, as well as a tool for learning new material about the subject.
Middle School

Fine Arts, English Language Arts, Technology Media

Literature, Reading Literacy, Internet, Visual Arts

Through the Looking-Glass Chess
http://www.teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/mmeisler/chess.htm
This program invites students to explore the metaphor of chess while reading Lewis Carroll’s classic Through The Looking-Glass, the sequel to Alice’s Adventures In Wonderland
Middle School

Fine Arts, English Language Arts, Social Studies, Technology Media

Drawing, Graphic Arts, Poetry Creative Writing, American History, Software Programs, Visual Arts

Totem Transformations
http://www.teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/mmeisler/totem.htm
The unit is introduced in the Humanities class, as students learn about the origins of Totems in Native American folklore. In the computer lab, students read Totem stories and explore the meaning and symbolism behind the myths using various Web sites. Students write their own myth and poems describing how each of them found their own totem anima. While writing and editing their stories and poetry in Humanities, the students are using their time in art class learning how to draw representational self-portraits using guidelines and proportion.
Elementary

Fine Arts, English Language Arts, Technology Media

Graphic Arts, Literature, Writing, Internet, Visual Arts

Transforming Fairy Tales
http://www.teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/jwilliams/fairytales.htm
This program gives students the opportunity to use the computer to write, draw, explore the Internet, and combine all of these elements. They learn that technology enables the creation of a project that combines genuine learning with fun. In one application, fourth graders write their own fairy tales, which can be based on familiar stories or their own ideas.
High School

Fine Arts, ESL

Art History, Crafts, Painting

Translations in Colors
http://teachersnetwork.org/EnglishLanguageLearners/Art_Cohen_Translations.htm
In the tradition of a story quilt, students create an art quilt or mural based on their research of modern paintings. Each group creates a picture in a genre of a modern painting. The pictures will be united like the squares in a quilt and mounted on the wall to form a mural.
High School

Fine Arts, English Language Arts, Social Studies, Technology Media

Graphic Arts, Writing, Geography Habitats, Software Programs

Travel By Design Brochure Creation
http://teachersnetwork.org/grantWinners/Teachnet10_AllisonChase_TravelByDesignBrochure.htm
Students serve as representatives for a small travel agency entitled Travel By Design. They create and design a travel brochure for the country assigned. The brochure will provide prospective travelers with information that will entice them to visit that country.
High School

Fine Arts, ESL

Graphic Arts

Travels With . . .
http://teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/morey/hometown.htm
This project helps students to design a book cover illustrating their hometown or native country. This lesson is part of the Project Arts program and involves team teaching with an art teacher. Because many ESL students dont have clear memories of their native lands, the Internet was used to find photos that provide a visual frame of reference for their original homes. The book is titled Travels with (students name) to (student's hometown or country.)
High School

Fine Arts, English Language Arts, Technology Media

Graphic Arts,Photography, Writing, Digital Media, Software Programs, Visual Arts

Tutorial: Creating a Collage
http://www.teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/landerson/collage.htm
This tutorial shows students how to create an electronic photo collage. The students choose a subject matter that reflects their interests--it can pertain to school, the individual, family, or a specific event or events.
High School

Fine Arts, Technology Media

Graphic Arts, Digital Media, Software Programs, Visual Arts

Tweens for Teens: A Beginner's Guide to Animation
http://www.teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/hruan/tweens.htm
This unit introduces students to some basic tools to create animation for their web projects using Photoshop and Flash. It improves their artistic skills in design and makes their projects more attractive and exciting. Topics covered are: the use of layers in Photoshop; how layers are used in animation; how movies are made; and the special uses of Flash.

Fine Arts, English Language Arts, Technology Media

Graphic Arts, Poetry Creative Writing, Digital Media

Typography and Pictures Send a Message
http://teachersnetwork.org/grantWinners/TeachNetGrant08_RosalieCooper.htm
Students create four pieces of poetry using typography and support them with four photographs. These photographs coincide with the poems and are altered in Photoshop to send a message to the reader.
Middle School

Fine Arts, English Language Arts, Technology Media

Drawing, Poetry Creative Writing, Digital Media, Software Programs, Visual Arts

Unseen Perspectives
http://www.teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/mmeisler/perspectives.htm
In Unseen Perspectives, students see themselves and their surroundings from different perspectives and gain insight into how others might see them. In Humanities or English class, they discuss how and why they act differently at home versus school, with adults versus children, with friends versus acquaintances, etc., and talk about the unseen sides of themselves.
Middle School , High School

Fine Arts, Technology Media

Crafts, Graphic Arts, Software Programs

Using ICT to Manipulate and Reconstruct Abstract Images
http://www.teachnet-uk.org.uk/2004%20Projects/Art-Abstract%20Images/abstract-images/index.htm
This project provides a context through which students understand abstraction and the purpose of manipulating images.
Elementary , Middle School

Fine Arts, Technology Media

Graphic Arts, Digital Media, Software Programs

Using LOGO
http://www.teachnet-uk.org.uk/2006%20Projects/ICT-Logo/Logo/index.htm
This project focuses on the creation of turtle graphics using the free version of the LOGO programming language. It is designed to teach students to learn to problem solve in a virtual environment through the medium of computer control and programming.
Middle School

Fine Arts, English Language Arts

Art History, Painting, Reading Literacy

Vincent van Gogh
http://www.teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/llangsner/vincent.htm
Students use computer technology as a resource to learn about the Post-Impressionist artist, Vincent van Gogh. They analyze and interpret van Gogh's painting "The Starry Night" then create a line drawing entitled "Scary Night".
Elementary

Fine Arts

Crafts

Visual Arts for All
http://resources.teachnet.ie/ffleming/Pages/index.htm
Lesson ideas for using art with children aged infant to elementary levels; emphasis on attentive looking, the creative process, visual awareness, patterns of development, and balance between making and responding.
High School

Fine Arts, Technology Media

Photography, Media Literacy, Software Programs, Visual Arts

Visual Communication Through Photography
http://www.teachersnetwork.org/everywhere/profiles/langford.htm
This project allows students to explore themselves visually and to share their work globally. Photography becomes a powerful outlet for students allowing them to communicate important ideas in a way that is both fulfilling and fun.
Elementary

Fine Arts, Foreign Language, Music, Social Studies, Technology Media

Art History, Painting, Internet, Software Programs, Video

Viva Mexico
http://www.teachnet-lab.org/miami/2002/rduarte.htm
Viva Mexico is based on interactive units that build students research skills. The students have fun surfing the Internet while acquiring information for the different activities they participate in. Once students reach a particular website, it is up to them to gather the information to be used in the presentation. Students complete a series of four lessons with numerous activities in each lesson. Because the lessons are in different disciplines, particularly art and music, the learning process becomes enhanced, more enjoyable and long-lasting.

Fine Arts, Social Studies

Graphic Arts, Community Culture

Welcome to the World of Color Webquest
http://teachersnetwork.org/grantWinners/PowerToLearn_MaryKohmuench.htm
This web quest is designed as an advanced set of lessons in the study of color. Students will have the opportunity to test their knowledge of color and do extensive research on a specific color that they will present using Microsoft PowerPoint or in the form of a movie or in the form of a brochure saved in pdf format to the class.
Elementary

Fine Arts, Science

Drawing, Astronomy

We're On a Mission Web Quest
http://www.teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/chornik/mission.htm
After completing shared activities to learn about the United States' Mars Exploration Rover mission, students work in cooperative groups, study a NASA mission, and design a mission into space as part of a Web Quest.
Middle School

Fine Arts, Science, Technology Media

Graphic Arts, Chemistry, Scientific Method, Digital Media

What's (The) Matter?
http://teachersnetwork.org/grantWinners/PowerToLearn_MerylMeisler.htm
What's (The) Matter? challenges the students to become scientists and educators whose task it is to teach younger kids what "matter" is in an interesting and imaginative way.
Middle School

Fine Arts, English Language Arts, Technology Media

Crafts, Painting, Non Fiction, Writing, Internet

Women's History Scrolls
http://www.teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/mmeisler/womenscroll.htm
In this program, each student creates a scroll depicting the life and/or achievements of a woman. The woman can be famous, historical, contemporary, legendary, fictional, or someone the student knows and admires. In preparation for their work, students use the Internet to find out about the lives of significant women.
 
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