Fine Arts

ELA (X) - Fine Arts (X)

Point and Shoot: Work Sample

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Matt demonstrates how he sets up his camera to record himself.

Ai Weiwei: Breaking Restrictions

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Journalist Silke Ballweg interviews Ai Weiwei.

Cutie and the Boxer: Documentary Clips

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The Academy Award®-nominated Cutie and the Boxer is a moving account of the chaotic and unconventional 40-year love affair and creative partnership between action painter Ushio Shinohara and his wife, Noriko, also an artist. Ushio, who punches canvases with paint-laden gloves, is famous in Japan and in Manhattan’s art circles, yet wider recognition has eluded him. Noriko, 21 years his junior, put her artistic ambitions on hold to be a wife and mother — and an assistant to her demanding husband. Now, Noriko’s acclaimed “Cutie” series of drawings, depicting the relationship between the title character and a volatile figure named Bullie, is turning their world upside down. Winner, Directing Award: U.S. Documentary, 2013 Sundance Film Festival.

MN Original | Glensheen the Musical at the History Theatre

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Learn about the history of the murders at Glensheen mansion in Duluth, MN and reflect on dramatic adaptations of historical events. 

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The Diary of Anne Frank 3: The Suffering of Millions

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Students examine how filmmaking techniques—such as music, voice-over narration, and camera cuts—build tension and capture the viewers’ hearts and minds in this excerpt from the 2010 MASTERPIECE version of The Diary of Anne Frank. In this dramatic scene, we watch as the Frank family and other residents of the secret annex meet the fate they have dreaded throughout their two years in hiding: they are discovered by the police. As students explore the music, voice-over narration, and camera cuts in the scene, they also consider the ways in which the filmmakers interpret the impact and message of the diary. This resource is part of the MASTERPIECE Collection.

Caution: Guns are in the closing scenes.

Click on the links below to download customizable Teaching Tips and two Background Essays for this resource.

Teaching Tips | Historical Context Essay | Anne Frank, the Writer Essay 

American Aloha: Hula Beyond Hawai'i

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Few American icons are as well known for their popular kitsch as the hula dance. From old Hollywood movies to entertainment for tourists, the hip-swaying girls in grass skirts and colorful lei have long masked an ancient cultural tradition. After years of being shadowed by stereotypes, the hula is experiencing a rebirth that celebrates Hawaiian culture across the American mainland.

Poet Goldbarth Reads from his Work

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Albert Goldbarth reads "Rereading Attempts at Poetry From My Earliest Teenage Years," "If We Were Honest," "Too Here" and "How Simile Works."

ReadyFor 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.

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ELA
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30 min.
ReadyFor Breakout Edu Kit

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