Activities Integrating the Arts into Other Disciplines
The Walters Art Museum in Maryland offers freeIntegrating the Arts activities that are ideal for visual arts teachers who want to integrate the arts into other disciplines or for non-arts teachers who want to venture into the world of art. Teachers can use the visual arts activities to teach concepts of social studies, science, language arts, and math curricula. Designed for middle school students but adaptable for elementary and high school, all of the content includes printable lessons and flash interactives. In the newest module, students explore Islamic art through the lenses of mathematics, language arts, science, and social studies. They can translate their name into Arabic, repair an ancient glass beaker using the refraction of light, or fire a lusterware vessel. In another module, students discover ancient, medieval, and Renaissance art through dozens of language arts, science, social studies, and math activities. They can assemble a Roman sarcophagus, create a suit of armor, or restore an ancient Mesopotamian relief to its original color. In the China module, students can trace the evolution of Chinese writing, follow a red dragon through an ancient tale, and learn about Chinese symbolism.
Do your students have what it takes to recognize hate and to try to stop it? The Stronger Than Hate Challenge invites students aged 13–18 to create a video; write a poem, song, or blog; or produce a painting or piece of artwork that demonstrates the chosen medium’s potential to create a community that is stronger than hate.
Works of art are special kinds of historical sources that spark inquiry in the classroom in remarkable ways. Developed by educators at the Art Institute of Chicago, Art + History is an innovative method for using art as a primary source for historical inquiry.
The freevideo gameOccupy White Walls by StikiPixels allows users to design their own art gallery. Available on gaming platform Steam, the building experience features 2,200 unique architectural elements and more than 6,000 artworks ranging from Old Master paintings to contemporary creations.