ERIC Number: ED476526
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002
Reference Count: N/A
Light in the Storm. ArtsEdge Curricula, Lessons and Activities.
Bauernschub, Mary Beth
"A Light in the Storm" is one of a series of books about America and American history published by Scholastic. The book has been adapted for the stage by the Kennedy Center. The story, which takes place during the Civil War, inspired this 5-lesson curriculum unit that complements the play and allows students to study different aspects of lighthouses in depth: the actual Fenwick Island Lighthouse (or, A Suitable Job for a Woman), Civil War Music, Structures on a Light Station, and Historical Timelines. The unit is intended for elementary students in grades 3 and above and is interdisciplinary in approach. Each lesson offers an overview; suggests length and grade level; lists subjects and subtopics; cites dimensions of learning and intelligence being addressed; notes equipment and materials needed; lists teacher resources; and addresses National Standards for Arts Education and other standards. Each lesson also identifies instructional objectives and strategies; provides a detailed, step-by-step instructional plan; suggests assessment and extension activities; and lists teacher references. Among the materials attached are several handouts with relevant background information. (NKA)
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Civil War (United States), Class Activities, Classroom Techniques, Elementary Education, Interdisciplinary Approach, Language Arts, Learning Activities, Lesson Plans, Nonfiction, Social Studies, Student Educational Objectives, Teacher Developed Materials, Units of Study, Visual Arts
For full text: http://artsedge.kennedy-center.org/teaching_materials/curricula/curricula.cfm?subject_id=LNA.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Students; Teachers
Sponsor: National Endowment for the Arts (NFAH), Washington, DC.; MCI WorldCom, Arlington, VA.; Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Washington, DC.