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V. TEACHING IDEAS, LESSONS AND CURRICULUM MATERIALS

The Arts, Culture & History

Recommended:

Visual Arts Online Workshops
This excellent and engaging site contains online workshops covering all the disciplines under the visual arts umbrella. Students of all ages can follow through a series of exercises and activities to develop skills and understanding. Includes teacher notes and student printouts.

Other Useful Sites:

ASIANART
Contains a growing number of rich resources including lessons and activities, artworks, background information and videos on a range of subjects particularly visual/performing arts and history from various countries and sub-regions in Asia from pre-kindergarten, college and beyond.

REGIONAL ARTS RESOURCES
A repository of Asian and other regional oriented resources, lesson plans for teaching arts, culture, philosophy & religion, history, languages to American youth to foster global citizenship. (free registration)

Seattle Art Museum (SAM): School and Educator Programs
This webpage introduces you to many SAM sites which have online art tours and interactive games, lesson plans and art activities, background information and discussion ideas, and glossaries, bibliographies, Web links, and more!

A Lifetime of Color 
This website offers useful resources such as lesson plans by grades (kindergarten to Grade 8); activities (which can teach the students arts techniques); Study section allows students to explore world arts and artist; and interactive games available in the Play section.