The Art and Drama of the
Quality sites on the WWW that feature
Music, Visual Arts, and Theater Arts
Including links to . . .
lesson plans, integration ideas, graphic images,
state curriculum guidelines, and thematic unit planning.
for use in the K-12 classroom.

Why teach the arts?

Curriculum Connections

The Authors 
Why use this site?
How many times have you sat down at your computer to search the Internet only to find yourself interrupted before you have found the site you needed?   How many sites have you found that look impressive but really don't have the content?  This site was developed by teachers for busy teachers who support the arts and want to further the integration of the arts into their curriculum.  All links have been carefully selected and are accessible from our sites.  The sites have been chosen specifically to appeal to the classroom teacher who desires to integrate the arts into the curriculum but has limited time or resources on specific arts disciplines.
Why Teach the Arts ?
"The arts are the embodiment of human imagination, the
record of human achievement, and the process that
distinguishes us as human beings. We form human
communities and cultures by making art - through
stories and songs, drama and dance, painting and
sculpture, architecture and design..."
The Arts Education Partnership
(formerly the Goals 2000 Arts Education Partnership)
Priorities for Arts Education Research Report
from the Research Task Force 1997
Click on the icon to visit other sites.

Curriculum Connections
Mississippi Department of Education Curriculum Frameworks
Introduction to Fine Arts is a course designed to introduce students to art, dance, theater, and music. The full year course explores the relationship and the function of the arts in both historical and contemporary culture through creative projects, performance, oral presentation, cooperative learning activities, and research projects.
State Departments of Education
Provides links to individual state curriculum standards.
The Kennedy Center's ARTSEDGE
The mission of ASTRIDE is to help artists, teachers, and students gain access to and/or share information, resources, and ideas that support the arts as a core subject area in the K-12 curriculum.  Wonderful resources including a section of arts related web links specifically for children grades K-8.
AskEric Lesson Plans
The Ask ERIC Lesson Plan Collection contains
more than 1,000 unique lesson plans which have
been written and submitted to AskERIC by teachers
from all over the United States.

The Authors

Jerilou Moore 
Assistant Professor 
University of Mississippi 
School of Education 
Former School Teacher and Administrator
Evelyn Smith 
University of Mississippi 
School of Education 
Former Music Teacher
Nancy Watson 
University of Mississippi 
School of Education 
Former Library Media Specialist


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