Arts Integration is an approach to teaching and learning through which content standards are taught and assessed equitably in and through the arts.  This archive page provides all of our best resources, lessons and ideas for Arts Integration in one location for K-12 classroom and arts teachers, schools and districts.

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5 Ways to Integrate with Music

By | 2017-10-03T09:59:02+00:00 October 11th, 2017|

Music can be one of the most difficult art forms to use for arts integration and STEAM.  Not because music itself is hard.  But because we as teachers are nervous about our own musical abilities.  [...]

Hyperlinked Planning and Instruction

By | 2017-09-26T11:32:16+00:00 October 1st, 2017|

One of my favorite tools for planning and instruction is simple, but effective: the hyperlink. With this tool, we have the ability to create connections to resources, websites, documents, images, and more, and as educators, this gives us a [...]

Technology Review: Gamestar Mechanic

By | 2017-09-26T11:19:42+00:00 October 1st, 2017|

Do you have students or children that enjoy playing video games? Do they dream of one day becoming a video game designer? Do they enjoy learning through interactive game-based techniques? Then try this online training program designed for kids [...]

Predicates and Cadences Arts Integration Lesson

By | 2017-09-26T10:45:43+00:00 October 1st, 2017|

Creating arts integration lessons for language standards can be tough.  Many of the E/LA standards connecting to language are fairly dry: nouns, verbs, apostrophes, etc.  Very few arts concepts and areas naturally align with these constructs or make an [...]

“The ART” of the Warm-Up

By | 2017-09-26T10:46:22+00:00 October 1st, 2017|

Recently, I was talking to an old friend, who has been a teacher for 6 years, about the difference between classroom management and behavior management strategies she uses in her science classroom.  (I should note that she teaches in [...]

Math Artwork Dice: Abstract Art

By | 2017-09-26T10:46:52+00:00 October 1st, 2017|

What if I asked each of you to bake a cake and supplied you with all of the ingredients to accomplish this task? What if I did not, however, provide you with a recipe? How would the cakes turn [...]