ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT

PAINTING
WHAT KINDS OF PAINTS DO ARTISTS USE?
HOW AND WHEN DID PAINTING BEGIN?
WHAT SUBJECTS DO ARTISTS PAINT?
WHAT IS ILLUSIONISM?
PERSPECTIVE
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DRAWING
WHAT DO ARTISTS DRAW WITH?
WHAT DO THE NUMBERS AND LETTERS ON PENCILS MEAN?
IS DRAWING ALWAYS BLACK AND WHITE?
SHADING
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SCULPTURE
WHAT DOES “THREE-DIMENSIONAL” MEAN?
IS SCULPTURE ALWAYS VIEWED FROM ALL SIDES?
HOW IS SCULPTURE MADE?
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ARTISTS
WHERE DO ARTISTS WORK?
HOW DO ARTISTS EARN A LIVING?
GALLERIES
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PHOTOGRAPHY
WHO INVENTED PHOTOGRAPHY?
WHEN DID CAMERAS BECOME PORTABLE?
HAS PHOTOGRAPHY INFLUENCED PAINTING?
HOW DOES COLOR PHOTOGRAPHY WORK?
WHAT DO DOCUMENTARY PHOTOGRAPHERS DO?
MOTION IN PICTURES
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DESIGN
WHAT MAKES A GOOD DESIGN?
WHY DO DESIGNS CHANGE?
HOW OLD IS FASHION DESIGN?
HOW IS A PRODUCT DESIGNED?
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DECORATIVE ARTS
WHO ARE THE GREAT DECORATIVE ARTISTS?
WHAT IS ART DECO?
WHY IS SOME POTTERY CALLED CHINA?
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ARCHITECTURE
WHY DO BUILDINGS LOOK SO DIFFERENT?
WHAT IS SUSTAINABLE ARCHITECTURE?
HOW DO ARCHITECTS WORK?
WHAT MATERIALS DO ARCHITECTS USE?
WHAT DOES CLASSICAL ARCHITECTURE MEAN?
SKYSCRAPERS
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MUSIC
HOW IS MUSIC CREATED?
HOW DO WE REMEMBER PIECES OF MUSIC?
LIVE PERFORMANCE
RHYTHM
PITCH
MELODY
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MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS
HOW ARE MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS CATEGORIZED?
HOW DO INSTRUMENTS GENERATE SOUND?
HOW DO ELECTRONIC INSTRUMENTS WORK?
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COMPOSITION
WHERE DO COMPOSERS GET THEIR IDEAS?
WHAT ARE THE PARTS OF A COMPOSITION?
WHAT COMES FIRST—WORDS OR MUSIC?
IS ALL MUSIC COMPOSED?
MUSIC TECHNOLOGY
SCORE
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POPULAR MUSIC
WHEN DID POPULAR MUSIC BEGIN?
WHAT STYLES OF POPULAR MUSIC ARE THERE?
THE CHARTS
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ORCHESTRA
HOW MANY MUSICIANS PLAY IN AN ORCHESTRA?
HOW ARE THE MUSICIANS ARRANGED?
WHAT DOES A CONDUCTOR DO?
GAMELAN PERCUSSION ORCHESTRA
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DANCE
WHY DO PEOPLE DANCE?
WHAT IS CLASSICAL DANCE?
DANCE SHOES
IMPROVISATION
CHOREOGRAPHY
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MUSICALS
WHERE DID MUSICALS ORIGINATE?
HOW ARE MUSICALS PRODUCED?
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OPERA
WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENT VOICES IN OPERA?
WHAT ARE THE PARTS OF OPERA?
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PRINTING
HOW DID PRINTING DEVELOP?
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WRITING
WILL HANDWRITING ALWAYS EXIST?
WHAT IS CREATIVE WRITING?
WHAT IS LITERACY?
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LITERATURE
WHAT WERE THE FIRST WORKS OF LITERATURE?
IS LITERATURE DIFFERENT AROUND THE WORLD?
WHY DO PEOPLE WRITE LITERATURE?
NOVELS
GENRES
PLOTS
MYTHS
NONFICTION
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POETRY
ARE THERE DIFFERENT TYPES OF POETRY?
WHAT IS THE OLDEST POEM?
WHAT ARE POETIC DEVICES?
WHAT IS METER?
DO POEMS ALWAYS HAVE RHYME AND RHYTHM?
IS A VERSE THE SAME AS A STANZA?
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THEATER
WHAT WERE THE FIRST PLAYS?
WHO IS INVOLVED IN MAKING A PLAY?
WHAT IS MIME?
IS DRAMA ALWAYS PERFORMED IN A THEATER?
TRAGEDY
COMEDY
STAGE
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CINEMA
WHERE ARE MOVIES MADE?
WHAT DOES A DIRECTOR DO?
HOW OLD IS CINEMA?
BOLLYWOOD
STUNTS
ADAPTATIONS
GENRES
HOLLYWOOD
SPECIAL EFFECTS
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WRITERS
WHAT MAKES A GOOD WRITER?
DO WRITERS GO OUT OF STYLE?
IS WRITING FOR CHILDREN DIFFERENT?
WHAT IS A NARRATOR?
WHY DO SOME WRITERS BECOME FAMOUS?
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ANIMATION
WHAT IS CEL ANIMATION?
HOW DOES STOP-FRAME ANIMATION WORK?
COMPUTER ANIMATION
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GAMES
HOW OLD IS CHESS?
WHO INVENTS GAMES?
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TOYS
WHY DO WE PLAY WITH TOYS?
WHAT ARE THE OLDEST TOYS?
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HOME ENTERTAINMENT
WHAT DID PEOPLE DO BEFORE TV WAS INVENTED?
WHAT IS HOME CINEMA?
IS DIGITAL BROADCASTING HERE TO STAY?
WHAT IS “HI-FI” MUSIC?
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SPORTS
HAVE PEOPLE ALWAYS PLAYED SPORTS?
WHEN DID SPORTS BECOME ORGANIZED?
WHAT ARE PROFESSIONAL SPORTS?
TEAM SPORTS
EXTREME SPORTS
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COMPETITIONS
WHAT WERE THE FIRST GREAT COMPETITIONS?
WHY ARE SOME COMPETITIONS SO FAMOUS?
THE WORLD CUP
SUPER BOWL
SPONSORSHIP
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OLYMPICS
WHO INVENTED THE MODERN OLYMPICS?
WHO RUNS THE OLYMPICS NOW?
WHAT IS THE OLYMPIC IDEAL?
ANCIENT OLYMPICS
TRACK AND FIELD
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