Art Education Teaching Resources
Art History Web Resources
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.
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.
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.
Ongoing series on contemporary artists. Full length episodes, bonus material, biographies and much more can be found on the series website.
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
Includes professional development resources primarily targeted at college level educators but can often be applied more broadly.
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.
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.
In Print and More
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Library books at CSUSB are cataloged with Library of Congress Subject Headings. To explore items catalogued under the subject of art history, you may want to use terms for stylistic periods (Renaissance, Fauvism), artist names, and the term art history. For items specifically on the teaching of art, try art--study and teaching.
Though the online catalog is a great tool, sometimes it's helpful to go and browse the resources in the library. Art history and education are huge topics. In fact, all books with a call number starting with N are about some topic in the visual arts. If you choose to do go to the library, you might want to start in the following call number ranges: N81-390 (Art study and teaching).
Art as Experience / John Dewey
N66 .D519 2005
Professional Organizations and foundations
National Art Education Association
$35 annually for a student membership
California Art Education Association /
$15 annually for a student membership
College Art Association
$50 annually for a student membership
National Society for Education in Art and Design (UK based)
About $55 annually for a student membership
Tools for Teaching
Teaching and Lesson Planning Tools
Though the page now includes many of the Getty activities, if you click on the K-12 Teachers and Students, you can find a wealth of resources including curriculum building tools, lesson plans by artists, and grade level-specific guides to creating effective lessons.
The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art's tool for creating lesson plans. Find games, explanatory material and mini sites that explain exhibitions.
Offers a wide range of lesson plans on various topics that include an arts perspective. Here, you can find resources such as games, interactive media, and much more to help you engage students.
Design firm that creates interactive lessons for museums. Their site links out to these projects.
Developed by the Boston Children's Museum, this site has activities for children across a range of subjects including the arts.
Presentation and Technology Tools
A wonderful tool that has kept the principles of accessibility and universal design in mind. Educators can use recordings, images, video, and more to create online presentations. Students can comment on the content in multiple different ways.
An online presentation tool that allows you to navigate a map like visual space.
Create interactive online presentations that can range from a website or timeline experience to a more traditional presentation space.
Screen capture online app. No need to download any software. Simply click the record button, and create a screen capture you can share.
Online grading tool whose core features are free.