AskERIC Lesson Plans
Offers K-12 Visual and Performing Arts lesson plans.
Creative and Performing Arts Lessons
Creative Drama and Theatre Education Resource Site
Creative Drama provides classroom ideas, theatre games, a list of plays for performance sorted by age appropriateness and cultural indications, and a list of recommended books to enhance your drama curriculum.
Dance Lesson Plans
Provides dance lesson plans for K-12.
A must have bookmark for any teacher. Art and Artists feature includes video clips, lesson plans, discussion guide, and activities related to works from the “cave paintings of Lascaux to the architecture of ancient Greece to the mobiles of Calder”.
Comprehensive arts lesson resource, including music, dance, drama and art lessons. Art theme units include major art movements (art styles), art reading comprehensions and theme related art projects. Artist comprehension page includes a tool for students to create artist biographies.
This is a wonderful resource for bringing theater into the classroom, to bring literature alive. Site resources include full scripts, lesson plans, and author interviews.
The Getty Museum
Arts resources at the Getty Museum include school visit information, professional development opportunities for teachers, lessons and curricula for K-12 teachers, an area just for kids, and an online listserv for teachers and educators. Background information and images from current collections are available.
Incredible Art Department
Comprehensive arts lesson and activity resource from Princeton Online. Most lessons include essential question(s), generalizations, resource information, vocabulary, materials needed, assessment and instructional strategies, curriculum connections, step by step procedures and images of finished student work. Offers a wide range of styles and artists from around the world.
The Kennedy Center ArtsEdge
Site provides lesson plans for K-12.
Extensive collection of free arts lesson plans. Topics include art history, architecture, cross curricular art, multicultural art, sculpture, drama, folk art, textiles, and recycling projects – just to name a few. Features an art library of articles related to art education.
LA County Arts Education Resource Directory
Countywide directory of LA arts education providers. The site is searchable by arts discipline, subject area, program type, grade level, and cultural origin.
Offers lesson plans for K-12.
Lesson Plans for the Arts
Offers lesson plans for grades K-12.
Lesson Plans Page
Vast selection of K-12 lesson plans related to visual and performing arts.
This site promotes arts integration through the study of popular music. Includes a database of over 3,000 songs and lyrics, the stories behind the songs, and multimedia resources for K-12 teachers.
National Standards for Theatre Education
PBS Arts & Drama
Comprehensive resource of information on various types of dance, drama, and music, specific works, and performers.
The online Smithsonian resource library includes heritage teaching resources that cover Black History, Women’s History, Asian Pacific Americans, Hispanic Heritage, and American Indian Heritage. Classroom resources also include biographical sketches, exhibitions, readings, and activities.
Social Studies & the Arts Resources
Pages in this site include “lesson information for teachers, interactive pages for students, and games to download”. Arts lessons, activities, and information pages include the following topics: technique, artists and styles and art for fun.
This site is full of lesson plans, thematic units, worksheets, teacher tools, and other cool stuff. There is a lot of advertising on the site, but worth searching through.
The Arts lesson library at teachingonline.org includes a visual performing arts index to printable visual art, music, and drama lessons and activities.
Offers printable reader’s theater scripts and plays.
Offers K-12 lesson plans.
TeAchnology provides links to a variety of resources that help teachers develop thematic units that are challenging, fun, and exciting for students. Site includes arts & crafts lessons, arts & humanities subject matter, art history, dance, drama/theatre, art sites to use with students, and visual arts resources.
US Department of Education – Just for Teachers
This includes current state and local initiatives, teaching resources across the curriculum from 35 federal agencies, over 40,000 lesson ideas and instructional materials, and hundreds of websites. Includes links to free teacher resources and materials.