Thursday, December 02, 2021

Spotlight on Peru

 

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/e/eb/Machu_Picchu%2C_Peru.jpg

EQ:

  • Which videos should I use to teach about Peru?

Engage:

  • Call back to the Peru segment from Walt and El Groupo
  • Students will be given a short intro to each video and will choose which to watch.

Explore:

  • Peru's Sacred Valley (47:00) Gordon Ramsay Uncharted National Geographic Disney+
  • The Lost City of Machu Picchu (44:00) National Geographic Disney+
  • Lost Temple of the Inca (44:00) National Geographic Disney+

Explain:

  •  Questions will depend on video students choose. 

Evaluate:

  •  Class discussion

Wednesday, December 01, 2021

Inca: Island in the Sky

  EQ: 

  • How did the Inca culture develop in Peru?

Engage:

  • None

Explore:

  • Vocabulary CeremonialTerracePlazaMasonryLidarAnomaly
  • Inca Island in the Sky 45:00) Lost Cities with Albert Lin National Geographic Disney+

Explain:

  •  When was Machu Picchu built?
  • What is the name of the language the Incas used?
  • What evidence are they looking for on top of the hill?
  • What are chullpas?
  • What shape of chullpas made the archaeologists believe they were Incan?
  • What was at the heart of Incan life?
  • What is the name of the volcano Albert Lin investigates?

Evaluate:

 

Articles of Confederation

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Articles_of_Confederation#/media/File:Articles_page1.jpg

EQ:
  • How well did the Articles of Confederation meet the needs of the new nation?

Engage:
Explore:
Explain:
  • Were the Articles successful?
  • What were the weaknesses of the Articles?
  • How did Shay's Rebellion doom the Articles?
Evaluate:
  •  Assessment

Sunday, November 28, 2021

Search for El Dorado

 


Eldorado

By Edgar Allan Poe

Gaily bedight,
   A gallant knight,
In sunshine and in shadow,   
   Had journeyed long,   
   Singing a song,
In search of Eldorado.

   But he grew old—
   This knight so bold—   
And o’er his heart a shadow—   
   Fell as he found
   No spot of ground
That looked like Eldorado.

   And, as his strength   
   Failed him at length,
He met a pilgrim shadow—   
   ‘Shadow,’ said he,   
   ‘Where can it be—
This land of Eldorado?’

   ‘Over the Mountains
   Of the Moon,
Down the Valley of the Shadow,   
   Ride, boldly ride,’
   The shade replied,—
‘If you seek for Eldorado!’


EQ:
  • Is El Dorado a real place?
Engage:
  • None
Explore:
  • Vocabulary: gaily, bedight, gallant, pilgrim
  • Digging for the Truth: The Search for El Dorado
  • Eldorado poem by Edgar Allen Poe
Explain:
  • How is the El Dorado that Josh Bernstein searches for like Poe's Eldorado?
  • How are they different?
Evaluate:
  • Draw and color a picture inspired by the poem. Try to include at least one detail from the poem.
  • Write a short story about you, the narrator, searching for El Dorado. 
  • This story should be at least 350 words long.

Thursday, November 18, 2021

Washington Crossing the Delaware Part 2

Emanuel Leutze "Washington Crossing the Delaware "

The painting of "Washington Crossing the Delaware" by Emanuel Leutze is a historically significant piece of art in the United States. It is so iconic it has become inspiration for pop art. Read about pop art here.

Below is one example of using the painting to create a pop art piece. Compare the two pieces of art, what is similar and what is different?
  1. Create your own piece of pop art using the knowledge you learned from the Wikipedia page. Use "Washington Crossing the Delaware" as your inspiration.
  2. Check with me if you have any questions.
EQ: 
  • What is pop art and why should it be a thing?
Engage:
  • Part 2 of the lesson
Explore:
Explain:
  • Is pop art based on original works ok? 
Evaluate:

  • Students will create a piece of art using Leutze's painting as inspiration.

Tuesday, November 16, 2021

Washington Crossing the Delaware Part 1

 


Washington Crossing the Delaware is a very famous painting. Its use in popular culture probably even led to a contest to pick the best George Washington impersonator to re-enact the crossing every year. Watch this video to find out more about the contest. 


After watching the video, lets look at the paining. What do you see? Can you find any historical inconsistencies? You can find more information about the painting of Leutze's Washington Crossing the Delaware.

Emanuel Leutze "Washington Crossing the Delaware "
The painting creates a lot of questions. Why was this painted? Is it historically accurate? Who is the artist Emanuel Leutze? Check out the article below to find out these answers.

Assignment 

In the comment section of this post answer the following questions:

  1. In "Being George" why do you think portraying George Washington is so important to the contestants?
  2. Why did Leutze paint "Washington Crossing the Delaware"? 
  3. Identify three historical inaccuracies in the painting. 
  4. Should art be historically accurate? Explain why or why not. 

Copy and paste the following frame for your comment:
  1. Portraying George Washington is important to the contestants because
  2. Leutze painted "Washington Crossing the Delaware" because
  3. Three historical inaccuracies in the painting are
  4. Yes, art should be historically accurate because/No, art should not be historically accurate because 
EQ: 
  • Should artists have a responsibility to make their art historically accurate?
Engage:
Explore:
Explain:
  • The students will examine pop culture homages to the painting. We will also discuss how the painting has been used for political reasons.
Evaluate:
  • In "Being George" why do you think portraying George Washington is so important to the contestants?
  • Why did Leutze paint "Washington Crossing the Delaware"? 
  • Identify three historical inaccuracies in the painting. 
  • Should art be historically accurate? Explain why or why not. 

Wednesday, November 10, 2021

1776 The Musical

  

Since 2015 the biggest musical, let alone history based musical has been Hamilton. Here is a clip from the Tony's. 


What you may not know is there was a musical over the same time period that started on Broadway in 1969 and later became a movie in 1972. We are going to watch the movie and try to parse what is factual and what is changed for the medium (besides the congressman not randomly breaking into song.)


EQ: Why did the Declaration of Independence get written and who wrote it?

Engage:
Explore:
  • Vocabulary: declaration, independence, self-evident, equal, endowed, inalienable, liberty, derive
  • Vocabulary: government, destructive, transient, accustomed, usurpations, assent, tyranny, justice
  • 1776 the Musical
Explain:
  • What held up the Continental Congress from declaring independence from Britain?
  • Who was the most ardent supporter of independence?
  • How did slavery complicate declaring independence?
Evaluate:
  • Worksheet questions
Extend:

Walt and El Group

EQ:
  • Why did Walt Disney take a group of animators to South America during World War 2?
Engage:
Explore:
  • Vocabulary: animation, movie, union, strike, goodwill tour
  • Vocabulary: overcoat, sketch, sophisticated, plaza, Nazi
  • Vocabulary: estuary, deforestation, gaucho, llano, pampas
  • Walt and El Grupo documentary
  • Selections from Saludos Amigos and The Three Caballeros
Explain:
  • Why was the Disney company reeling before the trip?
  • Why did the US Government pay for Disney's trip?
  • How did the trip to South America influence Disney's work and the work of his artists?
Evaluate:
  • How does Education for Death inform what you saw in Walt and El Grupo? 
Extend:

Tuesday, November 09, 2021

Map of South America

  

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Languages_of_South_America_(en).svg



EQ:
  • What are the official languages of the countries of South America?

Engage:

Explore:

Explain:

  • Identify the countries of South America
  • Identify the capitals of South America
  • Identify the official languages of South America

Evaluate:

Extend: 

Monday, November 08, 2021

Jefferson City Field Trip

Friday we will be traveling to Jefferson City to visit the state capitol and the now closed state penitentiary.

Let's first watch this video on the history of the building. If you pay attention you may be able to answer some of the tour guide's questions and look really smart!



Next is a video on the symbolic meanings of the Missouri state flag and the Missouri seal. In it you will learn about the colors of the flag and the reason we have grizzly bears all over the seal.



One of the most interesting parts of the capitol is the artwork that you find inside. We have two videos that talk about the artwork. While you are there you will tour the artwork with the guide and these videos will give you some insight into them.



Below is a photo of the Missouri State Penitentiary which is now closed. Listen carefully to the tour guides to learn the history of the site. 


https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Missouri_State_Penitentiary.jpg


EQ: Why should we take a field trip to Jefferson City?

Engage:
  •  Friday is the field trip.
Explore:
Explain:
  • What is the purpose of the state capitol?
  • What are some interesting facts about the capitol?
  • What should we learn about the penitentiary?
Evaluate:

Extend: