Saturday, May 22, 2010

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, the Inventor of Sherlock Holmes, Was Born

Sir Arthur Ignatius Conan Doyle (1859 – 1930) was a Scottish physician and writer, most noted for his stories about the detective Sherlock Holmes, which are generally considered a major innovation in the field of crime fiction, and for the adventures of Professor Challenger. He was a prolific writer whose other works include science fiction stories, historical novels, plays and romances, poetry, and non-fiction.

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Lesson Plan Information
Title: Sherlock Holmes: Teaching English Through Detective Fiction
Objectives: Teaching English to low level students through the study of Arthur Conan Doyle’s short stories featuring the famous detective, Sherlock Holmes.
Grade Level: 9 (adaptable)
Subject: English / Language Arts/ Literature
Materials: Sherlock Holmes' films
Handouts: Questions for The Adventure of the Speckled Band.
Time Needed: As needed.
Provided by: Yale-New Haven Teachers Institute (Author: Pamela J. Greene)

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Salvador Dalí, the Painter of The Persistence of Memory, Was Born

Salvador Dalí (1904 – 1989) was a prominent Spanish Catalan surrealist painter. Dalí was a skilled draftsman, best known for the striking and bizarre images in his surrealist work. His painterly skills are often attributed to the influence of Renaissance masters. His best-known work, The Persistence of Memory, was completed in 1931. Dalí's expansive artistic repertoire includes film, sculpture, and photography, in collaboration with a range of artists in a variety of media.

- Wikipedia

Lesson Plan Information
Title: Drawing with Dali - Persistence of Memory
Objectives: Introduce surrealistic art movement through the artwork of Salvador Dali.
Concepts / Vocabulary: Surrealism
Grade Level: 5
Subject: Art history
Materials: Dali's print of The Persistence of Memory, Colored pencils, erasers, markers, white drawing paper.
Time Needed: Two 50-minute class periods
Provided by: A Lifetime of Color