With technology becoming more advanced, teachers have access to more information. The internet provides online resources (like the museum links) that provide a "wealth of knowledge" on any topic you could ever think of. Teachers could use this to their advantage by using these resources to help create lesson plans and models for their classroom. They can also use worksheets, activities, videos, and games as an interactive way to educate their students.
The Phillips Collection The Phillips Collection provides professional development training sessions that can help teachers (K-12) integrate art into lesson plans. They weave modern art and visual literacy skills to meet National Common Core Standards of Learning. This artwork can connect to learning in other subject areas such as language arts and history. For language arts you can use their artwork as a way to have students develop creativity and writing skills. All artists have a story behind their master pieces. As an assignment a teacher can have their students write a story about the art piece like why it is significant and why they think it was created. Another way of connecting to art is by using these art pieces that represent a time period that was very significant. Having the students research certain art pieces can help them learn more about not only art but the history behind it..
Smithsonian American Art Museum The Smithsonian American Art Museum provides free
educational material that corresponds to grade level and standards. They also
provide guides on how to teach the material with worksheets and digital
resources that can be used for kindergarten up to twelfth grade. Elementary
school teachers can use this resource to help students get more involved with
art. This museum is a great way to connect to our American culture from the
past to the present day time. It will help students learn about American
MoMA Learning MoMa Learning has a very organized approach to helping teachers find specific art, videos, power points, or other media that can be used in their lesson plans. Elementary school teachers (around fourth to fifth grade) can use some of their worksheets to get them to learn more about being figurative and abstract. Providing them with creative activities that can be used for children to develop skills in problem solving, perspective, and analysis. This artwork can help students understand term concepts and vocabulary. Some examples may include surrealism, nationalism, realism, and expressionism. Students can also use this as a history aid to understanding how these concepts played a part into history across the world.
Exploratorium As an elementary school teacher, this website would be very useful through access to publications and digital libraries. This museum also gives teachers the opportunity to build creativity in the classroom by “do it yourself” videos that provide crafty and inexpensive activity ideas that students can do in the classroom. This website can relate to subjects such as math because they use images to help understand math concepts such as geometry learning about angles, symmetry, and shapes. Because Exploratorium has so many art pieces that are from various places, teachers are able to connect this artwork to geography emphasizing new places and cultures around the world.
Integrating the Arts Resources that elementary school teachers could use would be individualized lesson plans, tours, and teacher resource kits provided by the Museum. The Traveling Trunk program is a great resource designed for fifth graders to serve schools that are farther away from the museum. It provides teachers with an assortment of books, images, and other media that can be used to educate students in the classroom about art. It’s also connected to the Common Core Standards for social studies, language arts, and visual arts. This artwork can connect to other subject areas such as diversity and history of ancient Egypt and the Renaissance.