The ArtsCore Collaborative Lesson Plan page contains arts integrated lesson plans that have been created by Collaborative participants and used in their respective schools.
2D Attributes and Nets• Art • Math • Middle School
Students will learn about what a net is in mathematics. They will then explore how to represent a 3D figure as a net and how to categorize 2D shapes by creating their own net for a polyhedron. They will then make their own replicas of a HYBYCOZO sculpture and go on a field trip to their exhibit at the Paine Art Center and Gardens.
Supporting Documents: 2D Attributes and Nets Lesson Plan
Contact: Nick Kelley
7 Wonders Shadowboxes• Art • Bridge Day Lesson Plans • Grade 3-5 • Grade K-2 • High School • Literacy • Middle School • Social Studies • Uncategorized
The presentation discusses an interesting way to use art as a presentation tool in a literary environment. This will be presented through an example project where students used art techniques to help aid in a persuasive argument about geographical locations that should be considered as one of the seven wonders of the world.
Abstract Multi-Media and Music• AI Symposium Lesson Plans • Art • Grade 3-5 • Grade K-2 • High School • Middle School • Music
Focusing on music and emotion you can create unique abstract art. This is a lesson that can be used and adapted to any age group to help students analyze emotion and abstract thinking. Listen to music, grab art supplies and let the music guide your work!
Supporting Documents: Online or Face to Face Art Lesson Plan Template
Contact: Jessica Bock
Africa Comes to Life• Middle School • Social Studies
The Chilton Middle School sixth graders have been tasked with teaching their peers about Africa’s many countries and cultures. The four social studies blocks have been assigned a different area of Africa’s huge continent. It is their job to teach about the Land, Climate, Economy, and People. This is the research part of the project. Social studies is not just about researching information. The students are being assessed on their cooperative learning as well. They need to create their own project, jobs, and visuals for the final project, which will be shared on stage at the Engler Center. The students have chosen to create a newscast, a wax museum, a blend of both, and a play/power point. In addition to the hard work in social studies, the students are also learning to African drum in music, create African Cloths in Art, and identify African rhythms in band. They have also read A Long Walk to Water by Linda Sue Park and watched Disney’s feature film Queen of Katwe. A guest speaker who has traveled to Africa will also be presenting their experiences as well. This is an exciting arts-infused unit.
Contact: Amy Hanson
An Arts Integration Teacher’s Best Friends• Art • Bridge Day Lesson Plans • Grade 3-5 • High School • Literacy • Math • Middle School • Science • Social Studies
Integrating art into your content area can sometimes seem overwhelming. This activity gives a few hints (Teacher’s Best Friends) that make the task more manageable. Learn some fun breathing exercises, games, and permission to give grace, help make student engagement achievable. The techniques are true for all teachers, the games are geared to 3rd grade and up.
Supporting Documents: An-AI-Teachers-Best-Friends
Contact: Leigh Marmes
And. . . Action! Theater Games• AI Symposium Lesson Plans • Drama • Grade 3-5 • Grade K-2 • High School • Literacy • Math • Middle School • Science • Social Studies
Theater games to connect with multiple subject areas and scale for all grade levels. Get your students moving, discussing, creating, and thinking deeply!
Supporting Documents: Theater Games
Contact: Sarah Phelps
Art and the Cosmic Connection• AI Symposium Lesson Plans • Art • Grade 3-5 • High School • Middle School • Science
Students will learn that both artists and scientists are keen observers of the natural world and engage in creative problem solving. The elements of art – shape, line, color, value, texture – offer an amazing way to make sense of planetary geology and atmospheres. Students will choose a NASA image of a planetary body to inspire their own cosmic creation, practice four oil pastel techniques (scrumpling, feathering, stippling, and sgraffito), create a planetary surface using at least three of the elements of art, and write a paragraph explaining how each element of art in their drawing would be interpreted by a scientist completing geologic analysis.
Supporting Documents: Lesson Plan
Contact: Krista Frenz, Casey Abrahamson, and Mikayla Ross
Art in Motion: Teaching Science with Automata• AI Symposium Lesson Plans • Art • Grade 3-5 • Middle School • Science
Students will explain how gears and cams transfer kinetic energy to make their sculptures move; students will create moving sculptures or automata. They will use principles of science (energy in motion and transfer) to create interactive sculptures that can move.
Supporting Documents: Automata Lesson Plan
Contacts: Mary Pleiss
Arts Integration in a 4th grade classroom• Grade 3-5 • Science
AI in a 4th grade classroom
Supporting Documents: AI in the 4th Grade Classroom
Contact: Becky Lemke
Arts Integration Strategies• AI Symposium Lesson Plans • Art • Dance/Movement • Foreign Language • Grade 3-5 • Grade K-2 • High School • Literacy • Middle School • Music • Science • Social Studies
Get Engaged with Arts Integration!
Looking for ways to learn about how to improve and increase teacher/student engagement? Looking for ways to learn about how to improve and increase visible learning and collaboration? Join us for some hands-on learning in arts integration strategies! Arts integration is an approach to teaching in which students construct and demonstrate understanding through an art form (visual, music, dance, drama). Students engage in a creative process which connects an art form and another subject area and meets evolving objectives in both–it’s standards-based!. Learn some arts integration strategies and tips in visual arts, music, dance, and drama to apply to your classroom right away. Strategies featured will include Tableau, Operafy, Draw to Write, Museum Walk, Object Game, and more. Open to all subject areas and grade levels.
Supporting Documents: Arts Integration Strategies