ArtsEdge is the Kennedy Center’s educational network with a free digital learning platform for arts education. These resources include lesson plans, guides, video clips, and more.



Betye Saar

This PowerPoint presentation is suitable for grades 4–12 and provides information about the artist’s work during her six-decade career. Themes addressed include spirituality, prejudice, women’s issues, and memory.



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.



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.



How does a Museum Work: Who works there and what do they do?

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.


Violins of Hope

Local Holocaust Testimonials

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: and