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How Do We Create Character?
The team at Unity discusses character formation and objectives.
How Do We Define Genre and Audience?
The team at Unity look at the impact of genre and audience in storytelling decision making.
How Do We Use Digital Storytelling in the Classroom?
Unity provides offline and online tasks for digital storytelling to use in every classroom
The Role of the Producer
Aurore Dimompoulos gives an insiders view on all the different skills needed to be a Producer in the fast-paced environment of a major global technology company.
Ball Culture of New York City
Ball Culture can be traced as far back as the 1860s in New York City, where LGBTQ+ people began to create safe spaces where they could express and celebrate their identities freely.
Bluegrass Music
Kentucky’s Appalachian Mountains was the birthplace of Bluegrass Music and Bill Monroe who became the Godfather of the Bluegrass
Moved by Math | Math and Me
When we use art to weave math into stories, we make it fun and memorable. In this activity, you will use your imagination to create art that adds extra noses, eyes, and maybe even animal features to people. You will need: washable markers, crayons, paper, blunt tip scissors, and a glue stick.
Moved by Math | Follow My Code
Math and art are at the core of technology and digital communication. In this activity, you will create sculpted characters and draw visual codes that direct movements around a dance floor.
Social and Emotional Learning | The Best of Me
When you draw upon your strengths, you see the many ways that your skills and personality shine. In this activity, you will create illustrations, that show how you interact with others.
The Golden Age of Sci_Fi Literature
Coinciding with the Machine Age, the Golden Age of Sci-Fi Literature saw American authors combine factual science with fantastical fiction to take readers into the farthest reaches of the imagination.
Engaging Fully
In this video, students will rewrite and illustrate a classic story to make it more inclusive.
Trust Each Other
In this video, students will create an illustration with a friend or classmate about an important topic, like Energy and the Environment, then trust each other to give and receive constructive feedback.
Extend Expectations
In this video, students will create a personal plan mobile that represents the relationships, interests and paths they will take in the future.
What is Ideation?
The team at Unity discuss how they formate their ideas and put them into action.
The Role of the Technical Accounts Manager
Ciaron O'Connor talks about what it's it like being a Technical Accounts Manager in the fast-paced environment at a major Global tech company. He gives detailed information on the non-traditional path he made into the role and talks about what his job entails on a day-to-day basis
The Role of the Technical Evangelist
A Technical Evangelist is constantly learning and presenting information passionately to a large room of people a, whilst constantly learning. Somewhat of a globetrotter, Liz Mecuri highlights the fact that most business travel is not glamourous at all!
The Birth of Photojournalism
At the height of the American Civil War, New York photographer Mathew Brady pioneered the art of Photojournalism - and brought the harsh realities of war home for the very first time.
Protest Music of the Vietnam War
In protest against the Vietnam War - one of the most divisive conflicts in US history - American musicians wrote and performed hundreds of songs calling for peace and criticising the US government’s handling of the war.
Musical Theatre: From Athens to Broadway
Musical Theater originated in Ancient Greece, but in the late 19th century the artform took America by storm.
Moved by Math | Math Path
Art helps us to understand math ideas as we observe, talk about and sketch what we see. In this activity, you will sketch outdoors and use multiplication to turn your draft drawings into art filled with patterns.
Writing Art | Hand Drawn Selfies
Self-portraits are images that look outward and inward. In this activity, everyone will create a hand drawn selfie to explore self identity and experiment with what represents the person that others see
STEAM | Steps to Success
Developing 21st century learning skills helps young people prepare for the careers of tomorrow. This activity involves imagining and sketching work in the future and making personal connections to careers in science, technology, engineering, art, and math. Together, discuss what future workplaces and jobs might look like and how skills and interests could lead to steam careers.
Steam | In My World Game
Skills and mindsets that students can cultivate today, like curiosity, imagination, open-mindedness, persistence and growth mindset, prepare them for STEAM careers. Work together to design a game that explores many paths to STEAM careers.
9/11: Art From Ashes
September 11, 2001 is a day etched into the memories of millions. Art around the world is being used to explore and understand.
Accept and Learn From Mistakes
In this video, students will interview an elder, then create an illustrated postcard that shows what they learned about mistakes helping people to grow.
Imitate Nature's Solutions
Nature solves problems in surprising and inventive ways. In this activity, children will create a biomimicry card game and think about the ways in which nature can be imitated to solve real-world problems.
STEAM Teams Wear Many Hats
Collaboration helps us see problems from new perspectives. In this activity, children will learn about the Boston Molasses Flood and ask STEAM questions to solve the mystery.
Finding Fascinating Problems
Our brains like questions, movement, and visual exercises. In this activity, students will research and illustrate how the brain works when actively engaged in finding and solving fascinating problems.
Teams Pitch Solutions
Children form STEAM teams that work on fascinating real-world problems, design solutions, and then pitch their ideas to others. They build skills in articulating points of view, embracing others’ ideas, and finding new ways to collaborate.
Let's Be Creative
Art is a great way to share your thoughts and feelings with others – but how does someone be creative? By following four steps: create, present, respond, and connect!
The Pedagogical Use of Stories in Education
How we combine storytelling in education with digital technologies to supercharge learning.
What is Project Management?
The team at Unity discusses the way they breakdown Project Management
What is Unity?
Aurore from Unity introduces the power of the Unity editor platform and resources for students and teachers
The Role of the Associate Producer
Kat Woolley talks about how she became an Associate Producer for a major global tech firm and what her role involves. Coming from a background of interactive media, she highlights how being able to multi-task is a must!
War of the Worlds: The Hoax of a Century
The infamous 'War of the Worlds' radio broadcast was a 'fake' news report of a devastating alien invasion advancing on New York City - that changed broadcasting forever.
Chicano Art Movement
The Chicano Art Movement was an explosion of Mexican-American culture that established a unique artistic identity in the United States - and raised up a new political voice.
Graffiti: Street Art or Vandalism?
Do you see Graffiti or Street Art? Explore the "pioneering era" of graffiti that took place during the years 1969 through 1974, as well as its enduring appeal today.
Moved by Math | Prices and Percentages
Combining art and math can help you understand prices and making good choices. In this activity, you will create a collage of images that will help you understand the difference between what you want and what you need. You will need: markers, scissors, a glue stick, paper pad, picture frame, optional recycled newspaper for store flyers.
Moved by Math | Draw a Code
Ancient people drew symbols on cave walls to tell stories. Today, visual communication is everywhere. In this activity, you will create unique stories made with pictures, your own visual code.
Moved by Math | Visual Symbols
Visual symbols are everywhere, helping us find what we need, identify locations and communicate with others without using words. In this activity, you will learn about the power of simple images by using shapes and lines to design original symbols that others can count on.
Writing Art | Change Poems
Poetry helps us explore our inner selves and see the self we show others. In this activity, you will write poems that describe who you are and how people change.
Writing Art | Celebrate and Honor
Art and writing offer us opportunities to celebrate traditions and honor those who have made a difference. In this activity, everyone will create a sculpture and write an accompanying tribute plaque to celebrate someone in their family or community.
STEAM | Design Innovations
Designers and engineers create new products by identifying unmet needs. Then defining, exploring, and assessing solutions. This activity uses the IDEA Design Thinking Process to re-imagine and improve items used every day at home, school or in your community.
Social and Emotional Learning | Everyone Has Feelings
You build social and emotional skills by thinking about what other people feel and recognizing feelings in yourself. In this activity, you will create a book that illustrates a variety of feelings.
Social and Emotional Learning | Buddies Keep Me Company
Traveling in pairs can be double the fun, in this activity you will create and trade buddies to learn how to see situations from others' points of view.
Social and Emotional Learning | Gifts of Kindness
You learn about responsibility and kindness by focusing on what you can do to help others.
Vietnam Veterans Memorial
The Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington DC, is rightly recognised as one of the most touching and solemn war memorials in the world. But when plans for the memorial were first unveiled, many Vietnam veterans and US political leaders were outraged.
Yellowstone: The First National Park
The first dedicated National Park anywhere in the world, Yellowstone attracts 318 million visitors every year. It was saved for posterity by the work of two pioneering artists.
What if Objects Told Stories?
In this video, students will explore an old object, then sculpt their own and develop a story based on fact and fiction.
How Can Details Energize Stories?
When you look and listen carefully, details inform what you see and hear. In this activity, you will write a story using adjectives and adverbs, then create an illustration that shows what happened next.
Cause and Effect
Looking closely at art helps us imagine a story and predict how it could change. In this activity, you will use a piece of art as a story starter – then predict what could happen next.
Celebrate Strengths
In this video, students will create a hand-drawn selfie, using words and symbols that celebrate their personal strengths.
How Words Make People Feel
In this video, students will create a mask that reveals how other people’s comments make them feel.
Kindness and Belonging
In this video, students will plan an adventure with friends, assume leadership roles based on their strengths, and think about how they would welcome a new team member.
Let's Build Stories
Whether we start with a personal experience or by looking at art, when we ask questions, we build stories. Your imagination helps bring the characters, setting and plot to life.
Let's Read Art
Using SEEK questions helps us to discover and learn about the world – and see art in new ways!
The White House
The White House is perhaps the most iconic work of architecture in America - learn how it's design and style represents power, democracy and liberty.
Moved by Math | More or Less
When you draw pictures, your art shows what you think and feel. In this activity, you will create drawings of what you see outside your window. And, with some help form number sentences that use addition and subtraction.
Moved by Math | Harvest Hunt
Drawing and sculpting helps us to understand math ideas. In this activity, you will learn about sorting and multiplying by creating an imaginary garden full of 3D fruits and vegetables, and use them to play math games
Writing Art | Late Arrivals
When stories talk about the passing of time, it helps us to understand how things change. In this activity, you will create illustrations that will reflect the beginning, middle and end of a story.
The Harlem Renaissance
The Harlem Renaissance was an explosion of African American culture and creativity that began in 1920s New York.
Respect Diversity
In this video, students will view a piece of public art, then create a sculpture or mural that values diversity and celebrates the positive contributions people have made to our world.
Let's See Your Thinking
By inviting us to think in new ways, and see how different ideas are connected, idea webs help us build brain power!
Let's Write With Intention
When authors and artists make art, they intentionally make decision – and the Intentional Writing Framework can help you create art too!
Why Tell Digital Stories?
The significance of storytelling and how technology changes the way we tell stories in the digital age.
The Digital Storytelling Process
The team at Unity introduces the digital storytelling workflow process.
How Do We Create a Narrative?
The team at Unity introduces their take on Narrative
Why Storytelling is so Powerful
How our emotional response to storytelling can inform animation and gaming.
Developing 21st Century Skills Through Storytelling
How storytelling builds on students existing technological skills to build the 21st century skills they need to thrive in future careers.
What is the Process of Production?
The team at Unity takes you through the stages of Production
The Role of the Art Director
Peet Lee, takes us through how he came to be an Art Director at Unity Technologies. He gives an insight into how the creative space is changing with the advent of more powerful software programs and artificial intelligence.
The Golden Age of Illustration
The Golden Age of Illustration flourished at the turn of the 20th Century, when artistic flair collided with new technology.
Moved by Math | Order it Again
Shapes, lines, sizes and patterns are all part of math - and art. In this activity, you will create characters with modeling clay, then put them in order in lots of different ways. First to last, shortest to tallest, biggest to smallest.
Moved by Math | Foot Traffic
People measure all types of things every day: distances walked, sizes of clothing or a room, quantities of food and time for cooking. In this activity, you will trace your feet and cut them out to use as non-standard measures, then create pictographs to represent the data you collect.
Abstract Expressionism
By showing people that art can be used to express what we feel, rather than what we see, Abstract Expressionism changed how we define what art is.
Indigenous North American Tattoos
To Indigenous Americans, tattoos aren’t just decorative, they’re also sacred, rich in artistry and meaning, and of huge social, cultural and religious significance.
Stories Need Personality, Place, and Plot
In this video, students learn how place and plot can shape a character’s personality.
Ask Deeper Questions
Asking questions helps turn curiosity into inquiry! In this activity, children will learn more about different types/ levels of questions by creating an Inquiry Ladder and challenging themselves to think about bigger, essential questions.
Let's Look and Sketch
Observing helps us connect what we see to what we know and want to know. In this activity, you’ll make sketches to learn about the patterns, shapes, colors and lines we see in nature.
Let's CREATE Relationships
The ways we interact with and talk about others can CREATE positive productive relationships. Let’s learn about the CREATE Relationships tools!
Let's Explore STEAM Teams
New inventions and improvements are almost always made by teams – innovation is a team sport! This video will explore how STEAM teams work collaboratively to solve problems.
Federal Art Project
Thanks to Franklin D. Roosevelt’s ambitious New Deal plan, American artists were able to keep working during the Great Depression. The work they produced remains a key part of the American landscape.
What Makes Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde a Classic?
First published in 1886, Robert Louis Stevenson’s Strange Case of Dr Jeykll and Mr Hyde struck fear into the heart of Victorian readers. A sinister story of a split personality, its psychological themes still resonate today.
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