Welcome to the SPARK Teacher Resource Center! Here you can find tools from arts and content standards to lesson and unit plan templates that can help you build your own curriculum to integrate the arts into classroom learning.
Sample Unit Plans
Arts Integration tips, strategies and tools (The Online Institute for Arts Integration and STEAM from Education Closet)- Click Here
Google Arts and Culture- Click Here
Art21- Click Here
Craft in America- Click Here
Picturing America- Click Here
Art Institute of Chicago: Collection- Click Here
Chicago History Museum: Collection- Click Here
DuSable Museum of African American History- Click Here
National Museum of Mexican Art- Click Here
Smithsonian Museum of Natural History- Click Here
Smithsonian- Click Here
10 Tools for your Students’ Creativity Toolbox- Click Here
11 Digital Education Tools for Student and Teachers- Click Here
An interesting and elastic grouping of arts integrated lesson plans. Wide variation of depth; but some nice idealization.
An extraordinarily progressive and cutting edge website run by George Lucas Educational Foundation celebrates and encourages innovation in K-12 schools. A great avenue for inspiration as well as creative ideas that work.
The mission of Project Zero (out of Harvard's Graduate School of Education) is understand and enhance learning, thinking, and creativity for individuals and groups in the arts and other disciplines. Various links here will take you on a thoughtful journey, demonstrating what quality learning looks like and what it takes to make it manifest.
The Kennedy Center has long supported the arts integration and has developed programming and resources in support of work, collected on their ArtsEdge page. An abundance of links here will provide new ideas and point in new directions as well.