Arts and Humanities

Arts and Humanities Sites
 
A Dramatic Education http://www.angelfire.com/nm/marston6 Lesson plans, activities and links for teaching dramaK-12.
Aesop’s Fables  http://www.umass.edu/aesopTraditional and modern fables illustrated and retold by U Mass art studentsK-4.
Artcyclopedia   http://www.artcyclopedia.com Online resources of artists, museums, etc.5-8 & 9-12.
Art Detective   http://www.edu.web.com/pintura Actual interactive art history adventure with hands on casesK-8.
ARTSEDGE   http://www.artsedge.kennedy-center.org   National Arts and Education Network links the Arts and education through technologyK-12.
Art Education and Adventures   http://www.sanford-artedventures.com Interactive hands on art activitiesK-12.
Art History Resources on the Web  http://witcombe.sbc.edu/ARTHlinks.html Provides links to resources for the study of art history and to virtual museums, costuming history, digital art, photography, archives, and links to museums from Afghanistan to ColumbiaK-12.
Architectural Design Images in History   http://www.greatbuildings.com On-line multimedia encyclopedia of world architecture complete with 3-D models9-12.
Art Projects for K-12   http://www.bwaynet/~starlite/projects.htm Collection of art projects such as stained glass, drawing, etc.K-12.
Arts and Humanities Resource Page for Students, Parents and Teachers  www.ft-thomas.k12.ky.us/moyer/Arts_&_Humanities/A&H.htm  A site offering approximately 100= links to visual arts, music, drama, dance and practical living that can be used for grades K-12.
Art Takes Time  http://members.aol.com/TWard64340/Index.htm Lesson plans and activities by time periods from cave art to modern day as well as links to virtual museums, etcK-12.
Characters of Greek Mythology  http://www.geosites.com/Athens/Oracle/5545/   Brief overview of Greek mythology gods/goddesses 5-8 and 9-12.
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Historic Landmarks Commission   http://www.cmhpf.org/kids Historical commission’s architectural guide in language for children5-8 and 9-12.
Children’s Music Portal   http://www.childrens-music.org Interactive recording, listening skills and Lesson plans for grades K-12.
Children’s Theatre and Creative Drama   http://www.childdrama.com Games and lesson plans for teaching dramaK-12.
Classical Insites’ Hall of Fame   http://www.wwnorton.com/enjoy/index/resources/clcomrcs.htm  Classical musicians and composers are highlighted 5-8 and 9-12.
Classical Music Navigator http://www.wku.edu/~smithch/music Provides an introduction to classical music’s form, style, glossary and most influential composers 5-8 and 9-12.
Classics for Kids   http://www.classicsforkids.com Interactive activities to teach students about classical musicK-12.
Connected to the Arts   http://www.artsconnected.org/toolkit/explore.cfm Watch animated tutorials, learn about elements of art, etc.  Designed for grades 4 and 5, but can be used K-12.
Creators’ Workshop   http://www.Creatorsworkshop.com/artlinks Provides instruction on clay animation, cartoon design, Cartoon animation, caricature and many other styles K-12.
Creative Drama and Theater Education   www.creativedrama.com  Resources on creative drama and theater education 5-8 & 9-12.
Curriculum for Dance  http://www.danceart.com 50+ lesson plans to teach dance from the basics to advanced levelsK-12.
Dance Lesson Ideas and Plans http://www.pecentral.org/lessonideas/dance Lesson plans on the history of dance and how to teach the actual stepsK-12.
Dance Lesson Plans  http://www.uen.org/Lessonplan  Introduction to dances of the U.S. and Mexico from the past to the presentK-4.
Dance Resources   http://cybersleuth-kids.com More lesson plans for teaching danceK-12.
DLTK's Printable Crafts  http://www.dltk-kids.com/  DLTK's Crafts for Kids features a variety of fun, printable children's crafts, coloring pages and more including projects for holidays, educational themes and some of our children's favorite cartoon characters.
Drama Lesson Plans   http://www.theatrelinks.com Idea bank full of lesson plans for drama K-12.
Drama Teacher’s Resource Room   http://www.sasktelwebsite.net/erachi Tons of tried and true lesson plans and drama linksK-12.
Drum Beats in Native American History  http://www.teachervision.fen.com One specific lesson plan on the use of dance and music in Native American culture5-8 & 9-12.
Fine Arts Emporium   http://www.Fineartsemporium.com/artschool On-line art instruction, vocabulary, actual imaging, etc.K-12.
Getty Arts Education   http://www.artsednet.getty.edu Lesson plans, curriculum ideas, galleries, etc. 9-12.
Great Renaissance and Impressionist Artists   http://www.geosites.com/BourbonStreet /Delta/2165/  A look at the artists of these two periods 9-12.
How to Read a Painting  www.kcsd.k12.pa.us/~projects/critic/index.html Techniques to teach students how to critique works of art as well as how to learn the principles, elements and designs of art9-12.
Introduction to Art   http://www.usborne-quicklinks.com A plethora of information on all aspects of art with a correlating book  5-8 and 9-12.
K-12 Resources for Music Educators   www.isd77.k12.mn.us/resourcesTons of music resources, links and lesson plansK-12.
Kenneth Taylor’s Drama in Education   http://www.kentaylor.co.uk Lesson plans by age group, with links, books, resources, etc.K-12.
Kidzone Music   http://www.nyphilkids.org Interactive site from the New York Philharmonic to teach music to children of different agesK-12.
Learn N.C.  http://www.learnnc.org/lessons Students learn the basics of dance with different shoes K-4 & 5-8.
Los Angeles Music Center   http://www.musiccenter.org/educators/ielessons.html Lesson plans that instruct teachers on the facilitation of student dance stepsK-12.
Mark Hardens Artchive   http://artchive.com/artchive/artists .html Alphabetical listing of 1,000+ forms, periods and artists complete with links to them. 5-8 and 9-12.
Modern Artists   http://www.the-artists.org Primer of modern artists and their styles9-12.
Movement as a Medium  http://www.scu.edu.au/schools Lesson plans that teach the basics of dance 9-12.
Mount Erie Art by Grade   http://mte.anacortes.k12.wa.us/art/artgrade.htm Designed for grades K-4, this site introduces basic concepts and art terms all the way from clay animation to pottery, etc. Can be used for grades 5-8 and 9-12.
Museum Stuff   http://www.museumstuff.com Gateway to most of the world’s famous museums and librariesK-12.
Music Education at Data Dragon  http://datadragon.com/education Tutorials and information on music genres, instruments, etc. with links to other music sitesK-12.
National Association for Music Education   http://www.menc.org Dedicated to all sub-domains of music Education 9-12.
National Art Education Association http://www.naea-reston.org Site dedicated to art education in Schools from early childhood to graduate school K-12.
National Endowment for the Humanities   http://www.neh.fed.us Support learning in literature, philosophy, History, the arts, etc.5-8 and 9-12.
National Gallery of Art for Kids   http://www.nga.gov Exciting animation and interactive links in conjunction with a virtual tour of N.G.A.  K-12.
Principles of Acting  http://www.abwag.com Lessons on different aspects of drama as well as an acting manual to copy9-12.
RWT:  A Harlem Renaissance Retrospective  http://www.readwritethink.org/lessons Unit focused on Harlem Renaissance’s dance revival, music, literature, art, culture, etc.9-12.
San Francisco Symphony for Kids   http://www.sfskids.org Interactive music site with composerizer, glossary, meet the composers, etc. for K-12.
Speed Art Museum   http://www.speedmuseum.org Louisville, KY Museum’s website with Art Sparks for kids.K-12.
Surfing With the Bard   http://www.ulen.com/Shakespeare  Produced for students to help them understand Shakespeare9-12.
Teach with Movies  www.teachwithmovies.org Lesson plans, activities, class projects, etc with the use of films in arts and humanities at a cost of $11.99 yearly5-12.
The Dickens Project   http://humwww.ucsc.edu/dickens/other.online.resources.html Links to useful sites for studying Victorian Age 9-12.
The Internet Classes Archive   http://classics.mit.edu On-line copies of classics such as The Odyssey, etc.9-12.
Thinkquest for Arts and Entertainment   http://www.thinkquest.org Many content area webquests, lessons and activitiesK-12.
This is a Series of Basic Art Lessons   http://home.att.net/~tisone/lessonpg1.htm A series form Dedre Tisone-Bartel offering activities and art history for grades 9-12.                                                                                    
Tux Paint  http://www.newbreedsoftware.com/tuxpaint/ Designed for young children.  It has a simple interface, sound effects, and a cartoon mascot who helps guide children as they use the program.
Visible Knowledge Program http://www.vkp.org Site connect high school teachers and students with college art instructors from around the world9-12.
Visual Arts and Principles of Design   http://www.princetonol.com Content vocabulary for teaching the elements of art9-12.
World Myths and Legends in Art   http://www.artsmia.org  Focuses on the mystique surrounding art associated with the development of world cultures 5-8 & 9-12.
Yale-New Haven Teachers Institute  http://www.yale.edu/ynhti/curriculum Provides lessons/units on art, music, dance, literature and drama for grades 9-12.

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