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Visual Art

Visual Art

Explore the many forms of visual art, from basket weaving to painting, and glasswork to furniture, with resources that encourage analysis, research, and practice. Preschoolers can practice their colors and discover how colors change when mixed with a lesson from the Abracadabra series. Middle and high school students can design self-logos and write descriptions of them after watching "The Art of Logo Design" from Off Book. The Math + Arts collection provides cross-curricular lessons that combine math with visual arts topics such as Shapes & Patterns, Perspective Drawing, and Totem Poles. Filmmaking, photography, and architecture, in addition to careers in art, the history of visual arts, and art institution, are all also explored.

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Music

Music

Encourage students to perform, analyze, and appreciate Music with resources that explore music from various time periods and cultures. Young learners can play Bubble Beats, an interactive lesson that challenges students to differentiate between beats. Middle and high school students can research different styles of music, from hip-hop to the blues to latin rock, and report on them to their classmates. Teachers can combine music and other disciplines with several lesson plans that include visuals and support materials, such as "Belarusian Waltz: Art as a Form of Protest," "Macbeth | The Metropolitan Opera," or "The Dancing Scientist | Take the Stage." Careers in music, music in world cultures, and music institutions are among the additional topics explored in Music.

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Theater

Theater

Discover the world of Theater with lesson plans, videos, interactive activities, and more. High school students will get an inside look at the life of a theater actor as they complete a four-square graphic organizer and watch a video in the lesson plan, "John Leguizamo's Tales From a Ghetto Klown - An Actor's Life." Younger students will explore what it means to be a playwright and come to know the different aspects of a script through the interactive, "Job Play: Playwright." Many theater classics, such as August Wilson’s The Piano Lesson, Shakespeare’s Otello, and Lorraine Hansberry's A Raisin in the Sun, are presented with lesson plans and teacher and student support materials. Theater styles, the history of theater, and theater in world cultures are a few of the additional topics explored in Theater.

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Dance

Dance

Encourage and explore the participation, analysis, appreciation, and history of Dance. Students can create diagrams to compare different styles of dance, from clogging to stomping to ballet. Teachers can collaboratively plan interdisciplinary lessons, such as choreographing, graphing, and performing a figure for a square dance, in the Math + Arts collection. Groups of students can explore cultures across the globe from the perspective of dance and present their findings to their classmates. The history of dance, dance as a profession, and technology in dance are among the additional topics explored in Dance.

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Pinkalicious & Peterrific

Art Adventure | PINKALICIOUS & PETERRIFIC™

When a rainstorm interrupts their backyard camp out, Pinkalicious and her brother, Peter, recreate the outdoors in their living room. They use their imaginations and, with their parents' help, combine drawing, painting, and found objects to make a new environment for a "camp-in."

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Pinkalicious & Peterrific

Cloud Art | PINKALICIOUS & PETERRIFIC®

When Mom invents a machine that transforms drawings into clouds, they are all eager to try it out. Peter learns about shapes as he draws a flower out of circles and ovals. Pinkalicious decides to make her favorite animal, a unicorn.

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Pinkalicious & Peterrific

Art Adventure Lesson Plan | PINKALICIOUS & PETERRIFIC™

In this lesson plan, children use their imagination, creativity, and visual arts skills to create a new indoor environment. After watching a video excerpt from the PBS KIDS series PINKALICIOUS & PETERRIFIC™, they explore different arts and crafts supplies, then work together to transform a classroom space into a whole new world.

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Peg + Cat

Rock Art - Peg + Cat | PBS KIDS Lab

Use this Peg + Cat game resource with children to count along as they pick up rocks and turn them into works of art. They can put the rocks they've won into a fabulous photo. Be creative, and have fun!

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Curious George

High Five - Curious George | PBS KIDS Lab

Use this game resource to help children make some great art with George. Monkey-hand painting: what better way to learn how to count by fives!

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