The Whole Schools Initiative

Institute and Retreat Handouts

Universal Design for Learning

  • “Abraham Lincoln” by Steven Vincent Benet and Rosemary Benet

    "Abraham Lincoln" by Steven Vincent Benet and Rosemary Benet

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  • Parts of a Plant

    Students will learn the four parts of a plant and will create labeled illustrations in a style similar to Vincent van Gogh’s “Sunflowers”.

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  • Violets, Daffodils, Roses and Thorn

    Students will create and choreograph a dance focusing on the stages of a flower and how it grows under different conditions

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  • Artful Angles

    Students will explore and create non-representational art made from geometric shapes and angles.

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  • Shapeolution

    Students will create shapes with and by using their own bodies.

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  • What does William (T)tell?

    The students will study sequential patterns and order in music, and relate them to sequential patterns and order in long division.

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  • Pantomime Shadows

    Students will expand knowledge of measurement by comparing and contrasting shadow murals made in the style of Ellis Gallagher.

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  • Square Dancing Through Perimeter and Area

    Students will successfully measure the perimeter and area that their bodies cover while participating in a square dance.

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  • What’s Your Expression

    Students will create a set of data by illustration different facial expressions inspired by Rembrandt’s “Night Watch” that will then be graphed.

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  • Huichol Yarn Painting

    Students will explore how cultures throughout history have developed art forms that served to record their history, beliefs, and important events in their lives.

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  • The ABC’s of Walter Anderson

    Students will create Walter Anderson inspired block prints about an animal from Mississippi that they have researched.

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  • William Tell Overture Sheet Music

    William Tell Overture Sheet Music

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  • Kandinsky Art

    Students will learn the importance of Wassily Kandinsky, and how his art relates to mathematical and visual arts concepts.

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  • The Art of Making Letters

    Students will create a work of art that spells out their name in the style of Jasper Johns.

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  • Koi Nobori: Carp Kites

    Students will create an original kite inspired by the Koi Nobori kites used to celebrate Children’s Day in Japan.

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  • The Starry Night Time and Day Time

    Students will represent the rotations of the Earth, Sun, and Moon though movement.

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  • Spreadsheet of All Lesson Plans

    Spreadsheet of All Lesson Plans

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  • Multiplication Movement

    Students will work in groups to create an original choreographed sequence to explain a multiplication fact of threes.

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  • Time Capsule Cave

    Students will create their own cave drawings to communicate their ideas through symbols.

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  • About Abraham Lincoln

    Students will analyze how artists present Abraham Lincoln's personality and presidential accomplishments through portraits and will create their own presidential portrait.

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  • Name Squares

    Students will recognize and illustrate alphabet letters in their names

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  • Students will create and choreograph a dance focusing on the stages of a flower and how it grows und

    Students will create an original piece of artwork using transformations and tessellations.

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