Fine Arts

Fine Arts (X) - Middle (X)

Edward Hopper (2011)

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Hopper, one of America's most admired artists, captured the shared realities of American life with poignancy and enigmatic beauty. His iconic images, set in unexceptional places, reveal the poetry of quiet, private moments.

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Middle
High
Length: 
00:30
Edward Hopper

Makey Makey

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Makey Makey is an invention kit for everyone! Use it to turn everyday objects into keys for your computer. This little device turns common objects into input devices and allows you to interface the real world with your virtual creations. Extremely fun when working with Scratch or Snap coding software.

Each kit consists of:
1 Makey Makey ™
7 Alligator Cables
1 USB Cord
6 Connector Wires
Instructions Sheet
Stickers

iTrack Dock Studio Pack

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Everything you need to record music on iPad complete with headphones, microphone and XLR cable.

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Green Screen Backdrop

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The 9 x 10' Chroma Green Digital Background from Westcott is the perfect addition to any studio that needs chroma key. The convenient size is good for small groups or individual, full-length shots. The background features a pole pocket and grommets on all four sides for easy hanging.
See record for Green Screen Stand if you need the support for hanging the screen.

Green Screen Stand

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The Impact 12' Background Support System will support seamless paper up to 11' in width, as well as accommodate the 12' width of any brand of muslin background. Total weight distributed across the length of the crossbar should not exceed 20 lb.
The system consists of 2 heavy-duty professional support stands with 3 positive locking knobs and tubular legs, a sturdy 4 piece crossbar that snaps together with positive button locking devices, and a heavy-duty canvas carry bag.

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

Compose Yourself

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You don’t have to know how to write music or even own an instrument to be a world-class composer. Created by the ever-famous composer and cellist, Maestro Philip Sheppard, Compose Yourself teaches children as young as six to play with music.

Grade Level: 
Primary
Elementary
Middle
High
Content Area: 
Fine Arts
Play Time: 
5 min.
Compose Yourself

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

Acting in Vocal Performance

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A young performer is preparing a well-known and challenging song in this video adapted from Broadway or Bust. She works with a coach to find a successful way to connect to the song and accommodate her type of voice and temperament. He suggests specific ideas to think about while singing and uses a scene partner to help her build the interpretation.

Raising the Bar | Cyberchase

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In this video segment from Cyberchase, Harry and Bianca have new jobs at a movie theater concession stand. They compete with each other to see who can sell the most snacks, and they report their sales using bar graphs. When their graphs are compared, it appears that Harry has sold more, but Bianca is not so sure, so she takes a closer look at the scale of each graph.

Scale City: Greetings from Sky-Vue Drive-In

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Greetings from Sky-Vue Drive-In takes students on a tour through the history of drive-in theaters and a visit to one that's still open and thriving in Winchester, Kentucky. Looking at shadows through the drive-in movie projector introduces the relationship of a shadow's size to its distance from the light source.

Making a Math Mess

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Making a mess is easy, but making a Math Mess requires a bit more coordination. Each Math Mess video requires teamwork, creativity, and a bit of math skill. Come behind the scenes to find out how the Math Mess video series was created!

Career Connections | Tire Designer

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A tire designer uses art, math, and engineering to create safe, cost-effective tires.

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.

For more MN Original resources, click here.

Analyzing its Geometry and Energy Efficiency | Treasures of New York: "Hearst Tower"

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Students solve a real-world mathematical problem involving the area of a triangle and learn about how energy conservation is applied to architectural design using video from Treasures of New York: Hearst Tower. Utilizing text-dependent discussion questions and classroom activities called “teaching tips,” students have an opportunity to take a deep dive into mathematics, STEM content and the arts.

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