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Visual Arts, Science
Grade: 2
Duration: Two weeks
Summary: Students integrate science learning about solids and liquids and how ice is formed to create ice sculptures that incorporate found objects and the elements of art.
Visual Arts, English Language Arts
Concentration: Create or Make
Grade: 6
Duration: Over the course of a month
Summary: The 6th graders read a historical fiction book called A Nest for Celeste.  The historical portions of the book focus on the life and work of John James Audubon. A Nest for Celeste is a unique chapter book.  It has illustrations on nearly every page.  This unique and beautiful book created opportunities for students to “read” the illustrations, compare and contrast the illustrations with the text, make predictions about the storyline, and experience how artwork can enhance our understanding of the written word. Drawing on inspiration from the book students wrote an argumentative essay about...
English Language Arts, Music
Concentration: Create or Make
Grade: 3
Duration: Over the course of a month
Summary: This unit will teach students about communicating respectfully and how to show respect when providing feedback to a peer. Students will create a musical composition that reflects their feelings about respect and tolerance. Students will also write about what they have learned about respect and tolerance. As a culminating activity, teachers will combine their writing and musical composition into a digital story illustrated with work generated in the visual art classroom about the theme of respect and tolerance.
Visual Arts, Math
Concentration: Create or Make
Grade: 9
Duration: 10 Days
Summary: Students observe and explore hyperbola, circle, ellipse, and parabola in their everyday world through math and art. Students will recognize, analyze, and graph the equations of the conic sections (parabolas, circles, ellipses, and hyperbolas) and use the forms to create a sculpture.
Visual Arts, English Language Arts, Music
Concentration: Perform or Present
Grade: K
Duration: 10 Days
Summary: Students integrate music, writing, illustration, and narration to produce a book commercial to promote a favorite book from the Froggy series. In the process of the unit students learn how media can influence choices and how image and music can convey meaning.
Visual Arts, Math
Concentration: Create or Make, Engineering
Grade: 5
Duration: 10 Days
Summary: Students are introduced to the principle of mathematical nets by describing, classifying, and deconstructing 3-D forms in math and using the concept of nets for designing and creating a form in clay.
Spanish, Visual Arts
Concentration: Create or Make
Grade: 9-12
Duration: One Week
Summary: Students will gain knowledge and understanding of Day of the Dead celebration through art and the Spanish language.
Theatre, Social Studies, English Language Arts
Concentration: Perform or Present, Reading and Writing, US History
Grade: 5
Duration: Three weeks
Summary: The essential question, “Can I be  an agent of change?” was the question explored by fifth grade students as they researched social issues from Minnesota history. Students combined their research and personal meaning of the issue through poetry/image and translated it to a spoken word presentation.

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