Below are a listing of arts integration and visual arts lesson plans and videos designed to enhance classroom curriculum. Also included are stories created through past projects and exhibitions.
The Kennedy Center’s Digital Resources Library
Infuse the arts into your educational practices with our robust collection of free digital learning resources.
Wolf Trap On-Demand
Designed to meet pre-K to kindergarten learning outcomes, Arizona Wolf Trap teaching artists have created videos, teaching artist lesson plans, and classroom extension activities to be shared with you. With topics ranging from habitats to social emotional learning, these lessons are designed to be used in both the online and in-person classroom, and they are great for families too!
Viewpoints: How Do You Understand Art?
This video explains the range of responses people can have to the same artwork. The printable Viewpoints Guide highlights the key ideas of the video.
Click here for ways to use the video and Viewpoints Guide below in high school class critiques, on museum visits and as tools to teach Visual Arts National Standards skills for all three high school levels.
Click here for ways to use the video and Viewpoints Guide below with friends and family in a museum, and in other settings, such as adult art classes, social circles, library outreach programs, or through community centers.
A longer and more detailed video is available here:
https://scottsdaleartslearning.org/exhibition/viewpoints and www.creatingmeaninginart.net
How does a Museum Work?
This video, created by a consortium of museum educators from around the Valley, explores museum professions and features staff at Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art (SMoCA). Teachers can address presenting standards in their classrooms. Accompanying lesson plans and worksheets will be added soon! The video is especially for 5th grade, but it can be used in multiple grades.
This lesson plan was created by Dr. Mary Erickson and the Token 2.0 museum educator team. See other creative resources for teachers.
Ferenc Pavlics: Revolution to the Moon
For your S.T.E.A.M.-based history and social studies curricula, Ferenc Pavlics: Revolution to the Moon is an exclusive Scottsdale Arts documentary video and study guide narrated by Ferenc Pavlics, the lead design engineer of the Apollo Lunar Rover. This inspirational, first-hand account begins by relaying Pavlics’s experience as a refugee escaping the violent 1956 Hungarian revolution and his subsequent journey to the United States. Part II tells the incredible story of how Pavlics convinced NASA that a lunar roving vehicle could be constructed within the tight space, weight, and time constraints to fly on Apollo 15 (subsequently 16 and 17) with his handmade, one-sixth-scale, remote-controlled model.
This documentary was accompanied by residencies led by local artists and resulted in an exhibition in the ArtReach Space in the spring of 2016 through the Cultural Connections Through the Arts program.
Kyllan Maney: Tree Ring
Join artist Kyllan Maney and create a colorful radial design, using the natural rings in a slice of wood to guide you.
- Ink pens
- Tree cookie
- Black marker
Violins of Hope: Local Holocaust Testimonials
Hear stories from Holocaust survivors and their families. These videos were collected and exhibited in Violins of Hope exhibition in Center Space.