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ERIC Number: ED477332
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002
Pages: 9
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
Monsters. ArtsEdge Curricula, Lessons and Activities.
Klass, Steve
How have "monsters" been viewed in society, what purpose do they serve, and why are they necessary? In this language-arts-based curriculum unit for grades 9-12, students explore the ways "monsters" are depicted in literature, music, and drama. According to the unit, students will: define what a monster is; read the classic "Beowulf"; then read John Gardner's "Grendel"; and execute a concluding project which requires them to create, name, describe, and visually depict a "monster." The lesson presents an overview; suggests grade level; cites subjects and subtopics; lists equipment and materials needed; and gives teacher resources and extensive National Standards for Arts Education as well as other national standards and Virginia State Standards. It provides instructional objectives and strategies, followed by a detailed, step-by-step instructional plan for the classroom. It also suggests assessment and extension activities. (NKA)
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: Teachers; Practitioners; Students
Language: English
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.