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Ghanian Kente Watercolor Salt Project

Posted Eureka Lessons 7th Grade Social Science, Lessons

Ghanian Kente cloth with its beautiful geometric patterns and bright colors truly captures the vibrancy of West African culture.  It’s no wonder Kente cloth made a recent comeback in fashion.  If you’re a 7th grade history teacher looking for a fun activity to include in your West Africa unit, this inexpensive art project incorporates themes of geography, natural resources […]

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Artistic Styles of the Western Civilization (power point)

Posted Eureka Lessons 7th Grade Social Science, Lessons

This power point guides students through a series of artistic styles of western civilization through different eras- classical, medieval, and Renaissance.  It teaches them to think critically about art and how it reflects the periods from which they were created.  It also contains a bit of tasteful nudity- mostly side butt and half draped “boobies” so […]

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China’s 13th Century Agricultural and Commercial Developments

Posted Eureka Lessons 7th Grade Social Science, ART 6-8, English, Grade 7, HUMANITIES ELECTIVES, Lessons, Speaking and Listening

California Content Standard7.3.2- Describe agricultural, technological, and commercial developments during the Tang and Sung periods. Required Materials: Readings “Characteristics of the new Agriculture,” and “Growth of Trade and Commerce,” Marketplace ambiance audio clip, Rice Paddy ambiance audio clip, craft paper (2 sheets per student), water based paint, paintbrushes, cups (for rinsing paint) Activity Overview: Students will participate in a […]

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