Nicole Atkins and XPN | 07/06/10
Singer-songwriter Nicole Atkins is performing at the XPoNential Music Festival on the Camden Waterfront this weekend. State of the Arts producer Christopher Benincasa chats with the Jersey shore native about sharks, couch surfing, touring in mini-vans, and, of course, making music. For more information about the festival, check out jerseyarts.com/festivals and xpn.org.
Keith Haring at Grounds for Sculpture | 08/02/10
Artist Keith Haring, who died in 1990 at the age of 31, is famous for his iconic, graffiti-inspired art – starting in the subways of NYC, then taking the international art world by storm. In Keith Haring: A New Dimension, Grounds for Sculpture has presented a selection of Haring’s lesser-known sculptural work. State of the Arts producer Christopher Benincasa talks with curator Ellen Landis about the exhibit and the legacy of the one-man phenomenon that was Haring.
My Place Asia Australia
My Place Asia Australia is an innovative educational exchange between Australian schools and students and their counterparts in China, Japan, Korea, India, Indonesia and Vietnam. Partnerships are established between groups of schools in Australia and the above named countries. This website has been designed to link with current curriculum in the Visual Arts and Studies of Society and Environment with a specific focus on studies of Asia for middle school students. The teachers' guide provides pre
Boogie Beebies aims to get children off their seats and boogying along to pop songs especially created for them. In each programme, the viewer is introduced to a song created around a fun, child-friendly location. The song explores aspects of that location, using it as the basis for a series of moves that will make up a dance-routine.
California Foundation for Agriculture in the Classroom Lesson Plans
California Foundation for Agriculture in the Classroom Our mission is to increase awareness and understanding of agriculture among California's educators and students. Our vision is an appreciation of agriculture by all. Agriculture is the very basis of civilization—the food we eat, the clothing we wear, the material of our homes and many of our traditions and values…all coming from agriculture and collectively setting the pace for a nation's standard of living. As generations of Americ
Twitter in Plain English
A short introduction to the micro-blogging service Twitter.
Directory of Open Access Journals
Directory of Open Access Journals. This service covers free, full text, quality controlled scientific and scholarly journals. We aim to cover all subjects and languages. There are now 1964 journals in the directory. Currently 482 journals are searchable at article level. As of today 81975 articles are included in the DOAJ service. The aim of the Directory of Open Access Journals is to increase the visibility and ease of use of open access scientific and scholarly journals thereby promoting thei
Safe at School Art Curricula: High School
Fifteen lesson plans teaching conflict resolution through art. Students will explore the use of abstract shapes and the feelings they evoke; learn about the emotional and physiological affects of color; learn to use visual instead of verbal language to have a conversation; work together to create a mural that models cooperation and conflict resolution and use modern packaging materials to create a safe place.
Student-authored multimedia tutorials that cover a variety of study skills topics (e.g., time management, essay writing, note-taking, textbook reading)
Fair Use: You Be The Judge
Students will challenge their knowledge of copyright law and fair use and apply it as stakeholders in the legal drama of Walt Disney Studios v. Faden.
Peer-to-Peer File Sharing
In this lesson, students will examine the state of Internet file sharing and copyright law. Building on the homework exercise from Lesson 2, students will decipher the various players who have a vested interest in the heated peer-to-peer (P2P) file sharing debate: technological innovators, the entertainment industry, lawyers, courts, educators, and, of course, the file-sharers.
Fair Use: Remix Culture, Mashups, and Copyright
In this lesson, students will focus on defining the concept, purpose, and impact of fair use in U.S. copyright law. Students will refine their understanding of fair use through the lens of the increasingly popular remix culture of music, visual art, and video.
A Brief History of Copyright and Innovation
From the framers of the Constitution, who were worried about books and pamphlets, to present-day stakeholders, who are concerned about DVDs, MP3s, and the Internet, the story of copyright law is an ongoing struggle to balance copyright holders' rights with and the public interest. New technologies constantly challenge that balance. In this lesson, students will examine the historical relationship between copyright law and technological innovation in the U.S. Working in teams, they will research
Definitions of Copyright: What Do They Know?
In this lesson, students will begin to explore the often-perplexing world of copyrights by defining the essential elements of U.S. copyright law. Beginning with the Copy Quiz game and a free-form class discussion, students will tease out collective and individual ideas about the rights of creators and users. Then students will be asked to reflect on their experiences making and using creative works online and write down the questions that they want answered by the end of the unit.
But What Does It Mean? Symbolism in Artwork
In this elementary-level lesson, students will learn about the importance of symbolism and prior knowledge in the interpretation of artwork. After defining symbolism and seeing a simple example, students will analyze and identify symbols in The Artist in His Museum, 1822, a self-portrait created by Charles Willson Peale in 1822. They will then be given additional factual information about Peale's life and be asked to revisit their initial perceptions and confirm or revise their thoughts. Finally
Hurricane Katrina: Tempest in Crescent City
Tempest is a side-scrolling platform game set in New Orleans during the Hurricane Katrina Disaster of 2005. The game's main character is Vivica Water, a young woman from New Orleans who moved to New York after surviving the storm. The game takes place in a dream Vivica has where she searches for her mother and helps her neighbors as the hero she wishes she could have been. Tempest is meant to be a fun adventure game that also addresses meaningful, accurate and difficult historical situations. In
The effects of the Post-War era on Downtown Los Angeles and its surroundings.
Students will study the negative effects of the Post War era on downtown Los Angeles. Specifically, the students will study the negative impact of the "white flight" from the city into the suburbs by Anglo Angelinos. The students will create a before and after poster of Downtown Los Angeles and the urban area (to be presented to the class) with information about historical places or people, found on the ISLA website. The focus of the downtown LA, comparison will be on the changing face of the ar
Understand and use Blind Contour to create an image.
Judaica Sound Archives
The primary mission of the Judaica Sound Archives at FAU Libraries is to collect, preserve, and digitize Judaica sound recordings; to provide educational programming to highlight the contents of this rich cultural legacy; and to promote the use of this unique scholarly resource for students, scholars and the general public.