What can the art of childhood reveal? Does it show burgeoning talent, exciting potential, or perhaps simply the beginning of a love to create? These are some of the questions explored in an online exhibition of The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, co-curated by award-winning illustrators Grace Lin and Jarrett J. Krosoczka. Together, with 17 other artists, they honor childhood creativity in Now & Then: Contemporary Illustrators and Their Childhood Art. Viewers see examples of each artist’s childhood drawings and how the drawings foreshadow the artists’ current creative interests. From stick drawings and crayon animals to beautiful watercolors and digital illustrations, the pairings inspire young viewers to make connections to their own creations—and their future potential. Lin and Krosoczka selected artists working in myriad formats—picture books, chapter books, and graphic novels—and chose contemporary artists, since one of the purposes of the exhibition is to show children where their own artistic journey could take them.
Veterans Day is coming up on November 11. It’s an opportunity to thank America’s veterans for their service and for students to learn more about veterans and their service. Below are a few ways to celebrate Veterans Day in your classroom.
‘Tis the season to be spooky, and what better way to do that than diving into all things Edgar Allan Poe. The Poe Museum located in Richmond, Virginia, provides teachers with informative facts to enhance any lesson plan, a Poe timeline, and adaptable lesson plans designed for middle school and high school classrooms, including “The Black Cat,” “Masque of the Red Death,” and “The Bells.”
Whether you’re teaching in person, remotely, or in a hybrid model, it’s critical to close learning gaps this school year. Renaissance Focus Skills help you prioritize instruction by focusing on the most essential skills first. Focus Skills are based on your state standards and show you what every student needs to learn for success. Download literacy and math Focus Skills for free.