Teaching Resources

10
Aug

Vincent van Gogh- 5 Fun Facts!

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Revered as one of the most famous and influential figures in art history, Vincent van Gogh lived a peculiar life. Within three of the Art in Action programs — Art Around the World, The Artist’s Vision, and Perspective in Art — students explore van Gogh’s work and contribution to the post-impressionist era of art. Students are encouraged to examine […]

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11
Jul

Art History for Kids

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Art in Action’s Fifth Grade curriculum focuses on American art. From colonial times to Pop Art, students explore how artists depict different periods in American history by creating their own prints, sculptures and paintings.  Artists like Winslow Homer, Faith Ringgold, William Harnett, and Ruth Asawa helped to shape this country’s art movements. Here are five moments […]

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11
Jul

Why is Arts Education Important for 21st-Century Learning? 5 Reasons to Go from STEM to STEAM

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For decades, teachers have proclaimed that arts education is important. However, with the increasing focus on STEM education, the arts are not always recognized as a vital component of 21st century learning. Although the emphasis on STEM is essential to meet the needs of our ever changing economy, at Art in Action we believe that putting the […]

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