Fine Arts

Fine Arts (X) - ELA (X) - Middle (X)

Timeline: Music & Cinema

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Timeline: Music & Cinema is a card game played using 110 cards. Each card depicts a historical event on both sides, with the year in which that event occurred on only one side. Players take turns placing a card from their hand in a row on the table.

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Middle
High
Content Area: 
ELA
Social Studies
Fine Arts
Play Time: 
15 min.
Timeline: Music & Cinema

Draw Out the Story: Ten Secrets to Creating Your Own Comics

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Copies: 7

From single-panel jokes to long graphic novels, comics come in endless shapes, sized, and styles. But when you think of it, they all do one thing: tell stories.

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800L
Draw Out the Story: Ten Secrets to Creating Your Own Comics

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Curriculum resource for teachers includes:

  • 20 Reproductions
  • Teachers guide to lessons and activities for fifth and sixth graders (book)
  • Teachers guide to lessons and activities for fifth and sixth graders (cd)

The teachers guide includes four lessons designed to teach a subject through works of art. The four subjects are:

Breakout Edu Kit

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The Breakout EDU kit includes everything you need to play over 350 games created for the classroom environment. The kit includes access to the new BreakoutEdu Platform to be used while using the kit.

Grade Level: 
Primary
Elementary
Middle
High
Professional
Content Area: 
ELA
Math
Social Studies
Science
Fine Arts
Health/Phys. Ed.
LOTE
Computer Science
Special Education
Family/Consumer Science
Business/Technology
ELL
Library
Other
Play Time: 
30 min.
Breakout Edu Kit

The Extraordinaires Design Studio

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The Extraordinaires Design Studio is the creative thinking game for problem solvers ages 8 to 108. If you've ever wondered what it's like to invent a music player for a robot, a remote control for a pirate, or cooking utensil for a vampire teen, this is definitely the game for you.

Grade Level: 
Elementary
Middle
High
Content Area: 
ELA
Fine Arts
Family/Consumer Science
Business/Technology
Play Time: 
20 min.
The Extraordinaires Design Studio

MN Original | MacPhail Center for Music

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Watch how MacPhail Center for Music’s partnership with Ascension Catholic School in North Minneapolis brings classical musical education to children who might not otherwise have the opportunity.

This program, which began in 1989, serves as a model for more than 90 other community partnerships that bring musical education to many diverse communities throughout the state.

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Shoshone Parfleche | Wyoming's Native Americans

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Students will gain an understanding of the Shoshone tribe while learning about the Shoshone Parfleche from the WyomingPBS video.

The Tailor | A World of Stories

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Megan Hicks uses origami and storytelling to celebrate the ingenuity of a grandmother who reuses a piece of fabric in a number of beautiful ways.

This resource is part of the KET A World of Stories collection.

Documenting Communities | Media Arts Toolkit

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Berea College’s Partners for Education partnered with communities in 10 Kentucky Appalachian counties to develop the Our Creative Promise website to showcase the region’s creative assets. They invited schools in each county to engage students in creating artworks to celebrate the unique attributes of their communities. Students wrote poetry, painted murals, created sculptures, recorded interviews, and wrote songs. Media arts were integrated throughout so that their projects could be added to the regional website. Each county profile has a section entitled “Youth Lens,” where student multimedia creativity is showcased.

MN Original | Off-Leash Area Theater

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Watch now: Off-Leash Area was co-founded by theater artist Paul Herwig and dancer Jennifer Ilse to bring together elements of theater, dance and music. The contemporary performance company creates original performances set in locations varying from proscenium stages to garages.

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The Monkey's Heart | A World of Stories

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Donna Washington tells the story of a clever monkey who outwits a crocodile.

This resource is part of the KET A World of Stories collection.

MN Original | Librettist & Composer Dominick Argento

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Watch now: In 1962, the Walker Art Center commissioned Dominick Argento to compose an opera for Center Opera, now known as Minnesota Opera. More than 50 years later, Minnesota Opera continues to emphasize new works by contemporary librettists and composers, including a 2014 revision of Argento’s “The Dream of Valentino,” which premiered in 1993 at the Kennedy Center.

Among the many awards to his name, Argento has a Pulitzer Prize and a National Opera Association Lifetime Achievement Award. He is also Composer Laureate for the Minnesota Orchestra.

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MN Original | Visual Artist Clarence Morgan

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Watch now: Clarence Morgan’s abstract art reflects an interest in geometry and line, and is a departure from his classical training in figurative painting. He combines painting, drawing and collage to create intricate works that represent order among chaos.

Morgan works side by side with fellow artist and his wife, Arlene Burke-Morgan. An art professor at the University of Minnesota for more than two decades, his personal work can be found in the collections of many museums including the Walker Art Center, the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, and the Weisman Art Museum.

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MN Original | Greater Twin Cities Youth Symphonies

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Learn how Greater Twin Cities Youth Symphonies (GTCYS) provides rigorous orchestra experiences for young musicians of all ages and abilities.

Under the dynamic leadership of Artistic Director Mark Russell Smith, more than 850 students ages 8-18 from across the Twin Cities region now play in GTCYS’ academic-year orchestras and two summer programs.

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MN Original | The Steeles

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Learn about the musical Steele family. Singing together since childhood, J.D., Fred, Jearlyn, Jevetta and Billy Steele have been entertaining audiences around the globe for decades. Born in Gary, Indiana, five of the six Steele children found their way to Minneapolis where they eventually formed their musical group, The Steeles.

The siblings have performed on Broadway, on stages around the world, and with musicians such as Prince, George Clinton and Mavis Staples.

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