Tools and Resources to Support Development & Implementation of a High-Quality Art Curriculum
Curriculum Building Resources:
- Black History Month: A list of resources curated by Doodles to integrate Black History into classrooms throughout February and beyond.
- List of Diverse Artists: A list, maintained by Doodles, of diverse and women artists with brief descriptions. A collaborative, growing list.
- Social Justice Books: A selection of multicultural and social justice books for children, YA, and educators, including more than 60 carefully selected lists.
- Anti-Racist Art Teachers: A collective that is “Working towards removing biases, stereotypes, and false narratives in art education.” Website has a number of resources to develop a quality curricula.
- Teaching Tolerance: A program of the Southern Poverty Law Center. Its core goals are to “foster inclusiveness, reduce bias, and promote educational equity” for K-12 students in the United States.a program of the Southern Poverty Law Center. Its core goals are to “foster inclusiveness, reduce bias, and promote educational equity” for K-12 students in the United States.
- The Global Oneness Project offers a collection of multicultural films, photo essays, and articles that “explore cultural, social, and environmental issues with a humanistic lens.”
- Facing History and Ourselves uses lessons of history to challenge teachers and their students to stand up to bigotry and hate.
- Culture Type: An essential resource focused on visual art from a Black perspective, Culture Type explores the intersection of art, history, and culture
- Films & Documentaries for Art Class: A list of art films / documentaries / artist interviews that are ideal for showing in an art classroom.
- Visual Thinking Strategies: A method of facilitating conversation around artworks that encourages critical thinking.
- Institute for Arts Integration: a good starter place to learn about and build art integration into your curriculum.
- Davis Publications, Adaptive Resouces: A series of free videos offering “practical advice and demonstrations of adaptations that will enable students with disabilities to engage in the creative process of making art.”
Cultural Institutions with Resources & Online Collections:
- The Museum of International Folk Art shapes a humane world by connecting people through creative expression and artistic traditions.
- The Kennedy Center is a leader in the field of arts integration. There website has many resources available to this end.
- Museum of Indian Arts & Culture: The mission of the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture/Laboratory of Anthropology is to serve as a center of stewardship, knowledge, and understanding of the artistic, cultural, and intellectual achievements of the diverse peoples of the Native Southwest.
- National Museum of Puerto Rican Arts & Culture: NMPRAC is the only national museum focused on Puerto Rican arts and culture.
- Japanese American National Museum: The mission of the Japanese American National Museum is to promote understanding and appreciation of America’s ethnic and cultural diversity by sharing the Japanese American experience.
- Museum of Natural History: Virtual Tours of the Museum of Natural History
- The Kansas African American Museum: Series of online learning (geared towards adults)
- IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts (MoCNA) : Online collection of works
- National Museum of African American History and Culture: Online resources, including resources for talking about race, and online exhibiitions
- Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum: Online Collection
- Museum of the African Diaspora (MoAD): MoAD offers programs that showcase the art, history, and cultural richness of the African Diaspora. Our goal is to explore and celebrate the beliefs, practices, traditions, and customs connected to these movements.
- The Mexican Museum: The mission of The Mexican Museum is to voice the complexity and richness of Latino art and culture throughout the Americas, and to engage and facilitate dialogue among the broadest public.
- The Contemporary Jewish Museum: The Contemporary Jewish Museum (The CJM) has distinguished itself as a welcoming place where visitors can connect with one another through dialogue and shared experiences with the arts.
- La Plaza Museum: LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes—LA Plaza—is an institution of stories that makes known the role of Mexicans, Mexican Americans, and all Latinos in shaping the past, present, and future of Los Angeles. We share these stories through permanent and changing exhibits, educational initiatives, and a diverse range of public programming.
- National Museum of African American History and Culture a fantastic collection of lessons and resources, not necessarily art related, that focus on thinking about social justice. They have sections for a range of ages, including early-elementary.
- A collaborative list of art supply brands put together by art teachers (the good, the bad)