Art Education Teaching Resources


Art History Web Resources

Smart history

Smarthistory was desgined to be an alternative to the typical art history textbook. You can search by period, style, artist, and even theme. You'll find videos, images, essays, and suggestions for further reading.

Art Babble

This site aggregates videos from a range of reputable sources like museums and galleries. Here, you'll find interviews with artists, curators commentary on exhibitions, and other documentary or podcast style videos.

Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History (Metropolitan Museum of Art)

The timeline runs from prehistory to modern day and includes maps, essays, images, and various ways to browse the timeline. This is a great place to begin your research.

Art 21

Ongoing series on contemporary artists. Full length episodes, bonus material, biographies and much more can be found on the series website.

Oxford Art Online

CSUSB's subscription includes Grove Art Online, The Oxford Companion to Western Art, Encyclopedia of Aesthetics, The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms. These resources serve as a good starting point to find encyclopedia-style entries on artists, styles, and periods.

Art History Web Resources

Educause (higher ed)

Includes professional development resources primarily targeted at college level educators but can often be applied more broadly.

Annenberg Foundation: Arts in Every Classroom (K-5)

Professional development on the topic of creating engaging arts lessons for elementary students. Site includes 14 videos that examine real examples of art lesson plans.

North Carolina State University: Center for Universal Design

When we think of accessibility, we often think of creating alternatives for those with physical or mental challenges. However, universal design seeks to challenge our notions of education by improving how we design lessons for all learners. Find resources here to improve your effectiveness across many learning styles and capabilities.

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