ERIC Number: ED477332
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002
Reference Count: N/A
Monsters. ArtsEdge Curricula, Lessons and Activities.
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)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Classroom Techniques, Cultural Context, High Schools, Language Arts, Learning Activities, Lesson Plans, Music, Student Educational Objectives, Student Projects, 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: Teachers; Practitioners; Students
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.