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Syllabus and Lessons

 Arts and Culture Syllabus
Class Rules

Lessons:

1. Lesson One - MUSIC HISTORY
Amadeus

Mozart:
Mozart_In_Search_of_Genius.pdf
Mozart Slides

Beethoven:
Beethoven Article
Ode to Joy Words
Beethoven Slides

Project #1:
Project 1 Guidelines
Project 1 Examples


2. Lesson Two - AMERICAN MUSIC GENRES
Ray Poster
Scott Joplin Slides
Jazz Music Slides
Nat King Cole Slides
Ray Charles Slides
Female Jazz Artists Slides
Elvis Presley Slides
Walk the Line
Johnny Cash Slides
Rock and Roll Slides

Journal Reflection 2

The Beatles Slides
Modern Music History Slides

Project 2 Guidelines

3. Lesson Three - DANCE
Birth of Hip Hop Slides
Ballet History Slides
A Ballerinas Tale

China Cultural Revolution Slides
Mao's Last Dancer

Irish Dancing Slides

Tap Dancing Slides
Journal Reflection #3: Journal Reflection 3
Project #3: Project 3 Guidelines

4. Lesson Four - ART HISTORY

The Italian Renaissance

The Medici

Medieval Art Slides

Medieval Heraldry

Coat of Arms TemplateHeraldry Symbols

The Northern Renaissance

​Journal Reflection #4: Journal 4 Guidelines
Project #4 Guidelines: Project 4
Project #4 Writing Example: Project 4 Article Writing Guide
Illuminated manuscriptBook of Hours

5. Lesson Five - MODERN AND CONTEMPORARY ART
Islamic Art Slides
Modern Art Slides
Van Gogh Brush With Genius
Vincent Van Gogh Slides
Van Gogh's "Starry Night" Slides

Surrealism and Dali Slides

Journal Reflection #5: Vincent and the Doctor Film Review

Frida Kahlo Slides

Jackson Pollock Slides

Wassily Kandinsky

Abstract Expressionism

Art of the Steal

Postmodern Art Slides

Roy Lichtenstein Slides

Andy Warhol Slides

Jean Michel Basquiat Slides

Banksy and Street Art Slides

Exit Through the Gift Shop

Journal Reflection #6: Modern vs. Postmodern Art

Ansel Adams

Cindy Sherman

Annie Leibovitz

Ansel Adams Documentary

Project #5: Favorite Modern or Contemporary Artist

6. Lesson Six - THEATER

What is Theater?

Romeo and Juliet

West Side Story
West Side Story

Journal Reflection #7: West Side Story VS. Romeo and Juliet

Victor Hugo Slides

Les Miserables

Intro to Musicals

Phantom of the Opera Notes
Phantom of the Opera

Phantom of the Opera - Musical vs. Book

Journal Reflection #8: Phantom of the Opera Sequel

Chicago

Rent

The Story of Rent

La Boheme Synopsis Assignment

Dreamgirls

Dreamgirls Slides
Project #6: Musical Character Mashup Project 6

7. Lesson 7 - FILM

History of Film

Charlie Chaplin

Casablanca

Casablanca

Oscar Micheaux

Sembene!

Exam Review Slides