Issue 3: A Place in Space


Issue 3 of ‘Outside the Lines’, a virtual magazine supporting teachers in developing a high-quality, diverse, authentic, and integrated curriculum.


On a grand scale, cities and buildings are planned with a particular society’s attitudes and concerns in mind, demonstrated through the use of materials, as well as how the space is designed and navigated. It also shows if, and how, we acknowledge, protect, and support our communities’ more vulnerable citizens.On a private scale, our personal spaces can reflect our values, represent our history, or show what we are (or aren’t) able to prioritize.

In this issue, students will look at and collectively design a ‘city’ that addresses a particular challenge/issue. They then look internally to design and build a room that reflects the story of themselves that they wish to share.

Each issue includes:

  •  4 segments, designed to support learning around questions pertinent to our time.
  • Contents which include:
    • connections directly linked to ELA, Social Studies, or History.
    • artwork and artist examples
    • an art prompt or challenge
  • Flexible delivery options, including ideas for teaching in-person and remotely
  • Flexible material options

& Downloadable Teaching Supports:

  • A copy of the publication in PDF form to easily print student handouts.
  • Spanish translations of student handouts
  • A separate file linking to artworks on museum and gallery sites
  • Links to optional supplemental videos where applicable
  • Printable rubrics and assessments

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Our second annual Give With HeART Student Art Contest will close on midnight Eastern on Sunday, 12/04! 

There are a couple ways that you can participate: 

  • Submit artworks by students using Doodles Lessons (aged 5-11) that you have made with your class (link here​) 
  • Encourage students to attend a live art-making event with their caregivers (registration here​) 

Either way, if they win YOU win! Amongst their prizes, they'll receive a $150 gift card to Blick – for their class.