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PaPaInk

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2 to 12
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This site displays a number of collections of children's artwork, much of it created in response to specific projects or sites operated by third parties. It's a good general resource...more
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This site displays a number of collections of children's artwork, much of it created in response to specific projects or sites operated by third parties. It's a good general resource for examples of artwork from young people of all ages. It would also be a great source to see how children have reacted to learning about specific topics such as world hunger and the holocaust.

tag(s): painting (66)

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Color Theory

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6 to 12
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This is a nicely constructed site offering lots of examples of color theory and how artists have selected and used colors in their work. The site includes ideas for assignments ...more
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This is a nicely constructed site offering lots of examples of color theory and how artists have selected and used colors in their work. The site includes ideas for assignments and links to a number of other related resources.

tag(s): colors (79)

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The Visual Blues of Jacobs Lawrence, Aaron Douglas and Romare Bearden - Yale University

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7 to 12
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Explore the influence of the Harlem Renaissance on the work of three visual artists who show us a "visual Blues of the African American people." ...more
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Explore the influence of the Harlem Renaissance on the work of three visual artists who show us a "visual Blues of the African American people."

tag(s): blues (21), harlem (9)

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Take advantage of the free lesson plans and classroom activities on this site! This site would be great during a unit on the Harlem Renaissance.

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Visual Blues- On the Move: Visual Art Syntheses of the Blues Impulse - Yale University

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6 to 12
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This unit brings the blues to life as students experience the blues as both creators and observers of visual blues art. ...more
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This unit brings the blues to life as students experience the blues as both creators and observers of visual blues art.

tag(s): blues (21)

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Egyptian Art & Archaeology

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Use the images in the exhibit for a visual discovery activity. Select 3-4 images, placing them on a slide-show presentation. Have students take notes on each of the images, noting what they observe, infer and predict about each one. After the presentation, have a class discussion based around student notes. This would be great review activity before an assessment, allowing students to apply the knowledge just learned. This would be a great resource for a world history classroom.

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Diego Rivera Murals

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6 to 12
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This site documents a Diego Rivera mural created in San Francisco in 1940 for an exposition there. The site includes both overviews of the mural panels as well as sections ...more
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This site documents a Diego Rivera mural created in San Francisco in 1940 for an exposition there. The site includes both overviews of the mural panels as well as sections showing highly detailed segments of the artwork. An interesting presentation of this resource.

tag(s): painting (66)

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Printmaking - What's in a Print - The Museum of Modern Art

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4 to 12
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This site about printmaking from the Museum of Modern Art provides animated illustrations, a gallery of print examples, and explanations of several different printmaking techniques....more
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This site about printmaking from the Museum of Modern Art provides animated illustrations, a gallery of print examples, and explanations of several different printmaking techniques. Elementary students can understand the basic concepts; middle and secondary students can use the demonstrations as a starting point for their own printmaking efforts. Outstanding work - but requires the Flash 5 player, a "must-have" plug-in which is available from the TeachersFirst Toolbox.

tag(s): art history (69)

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Use this site as a learning station or center during a unit on printmaking or the evolution of prints. Allow students to examine the activity in cooperative learning groups, before allowing them to create their own prints!

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The Florence Art Guide

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4 to 12
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This Italian site offers an introductory, museum-by-museum tour of Florence, providing historical background and samples of collections for each location. Good introductory reference...more
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This Italian site offers an introductory, museum-by-museum tour of Florence, providing historical background and samples of collections for each location. Good introductory reference for an art or history project, or for a basic introduction to the collections. Easily navigable by students.

tag(s): museums (49)

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Use this site as a learning center or station during a unit on Renaissance art in Europe. There is art that encompasses other time periods, but a good majority of it is from the Renaissance era. Allow students to peruse the site in cooperative learning groups, with the intentions of presenting their own summary of what they read on the site. Have students use a mapping tool such as Mapskip (reviewed here) to create a map of local landforms (with audio stories and pictures included)!

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Paul Cezanne, The Web Museum of Paris

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7 to 12
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Pioch provides information and images of Cezanne's work and his place in art history, including a 2 page biography and over 12 images. The site also links to related artists ...more
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Pioch provides information and images of Cezanne's work and his place in art history, including a 2 page biography and over 12 images. The site also links to related artists to build a context for his work.

tag(s): painting (66)

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Michelangelo

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6 to 12
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This is an elegantly designed history of Michelangelo created by a web design firm by the same name. The presentation and content are both top-notch, making this one well worth ...more
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This is an elegantly designed history of Michelangelo created by a web design firm by the same name. The presentation and content are both top-notch, making this one well worth a visit if you're studying Italian Renaissance art.

tag(s): painting (66), sculpture (21)

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Use this site on a projector or interactive whiteboard to discuss and informally assess prior knowledge as you start your study of the Italian Renaissance. This site offers biographical information about Michelangelo, in addition to images of some of his work. Share this site on the interactive whiteboard or projector to show students some of the images created by the artist. Within the teacher resources page there is a search option that allows you to search their resources for specific words and phrases. This would be a great tool for students working on research projects or papers as the results will be similar to a google search, without the junk. For this use, save the site as a favorite on your teacher web page or wiki to allow students to access it in and out of the classroom.

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Mary Cassatt, The Web Museum of Paris - University of N. Carolina

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7 to 12
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Pioch provides information and images of Cassatt's work and her place in art history, including a 2 page biography and over 12 images. The site also links to related artists ...more
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Pioch provides information and images of Cassatt's work and her place in art history, including a 2 page biography and over 12 images. The site also links to related artists to build a context for her work.

tag(s): painting (66)

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Share this site on an interactive whiteboard or projector, afterward allowing students to access it in cooperative learning groups. Have students create online posters on paper or do it together as a class using a tool such as Padlet (reviewed here). Posters can be easily printed out and hung for display around the classroom! Use this site for any unit on impressionism, art history, or the importance of Paris on art in the 19th century.

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Japan - Images of a People - Smithsonian Institution

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6 to 12
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This site, from the Smithsonian Institution's "Art to Zoo" series, offers a complete introduction to Japan and its arts, including discussion ideas and lesson activities. All materials...more
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This site, from the Smithsonian Institution's "Art to Zoo" series, offers a complete introduction to Japan and its arts, including discussion ideas and lesson activities. All materials are available as downloadable Adobe Acrobat PDF files, so you can print out the entire unit. (A color printer works best, of course.) You can download the Adobe Acrobat reader from the TeachersFirst Toolbox.

tag(s): japan (61), japanese (42)

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Take advantage of the free lesson plans that are offered on this website, as they come with pages of vocab, student work, discussion questions, and closing questions. In a unit about early Japanese history, share the "color inserts" on an interactive whiteboard or projector, to show students the cultural history. These images would be a great introduction into a discussion on arts reflection of society, Confucianism, Taoism, and the symbolism of Japanese Calligraphy.

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Impressionism

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6 to 12
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Here's an art site that combines excellent images with well-developed instruction. The approach used by this shockwave-enhanced site is engaging enough for younger students, yet includes...more
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Here's an art site that combines excellent images with well-developed instruction. The approach used by this shockwave-enhanced site is engaging enough for younger students, yet includes enough detail and information for more serious, older art students. The comparisons between impressionist and classical technical styles are particularly interesting.

tag(s): france (40), french (88)

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Edgar Degas, The Web Museum of Paris - University of N. Carolina

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7 to 12
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Pioch provides information and images of Degas' work and his place in art history, including a 2 page biography and over 12 images. The site also links to related artists ...more
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Pioch provides information and images of Degas' work and his place in art history, including a 2 page biography and over 12 images. The site also links to related artists to build a context for his work.

tag(s): france (40), french (88)

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Use this site on a projector or interactive whiteboard to discuss and informally assess prior knowledge as you start your study of impressionism. Save the site on the classroom computers, and have students look at in cooperative learning groups. An excellent project would be to have students create online posters on paper or do it together as a class using a tool such as Padlet (reviewed here).

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Baroque Art & Architecture - National Gallery of Art

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6 to 12
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This site - Triumph of the Baroque - is designed to accompany the National Gallery of Art's exhibition by the same name. The site covers a number of aspects of ...more
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This site - Triumph of the Baroque - is designed to accompany the National Gallery of Art's exhibition by the same name. The site covers a number of aspects of baroque artistic style, providing a working example for each section. This makes it a nice art history teaching tool for either individual use, teacher reference, or group presentation.

tag(s): artists (75)

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Use this site as a learning center or station during a unit on the Baroque period. To assess what students are learning from the site,have students use a tool such as Woices (beta) (reviewed here). This site allows students to create audio recordings AND choose a location (on a map) where the story takes place. This allows students to connect the events of this era of the Renaissance to a geographic location. This would be a useful resource in an Art history or World History classroom.

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The Art of Tibet

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This is a beautifully-designed on-line exhibition which shows Tibetan artistic and cultural items in stunning detail. The narrative explains the significance of the items in Tibetan...more
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This is a beautifully-designed on-line exhibition which shows Tibetan artistic and cultural items in stunning detail. The narrative explains the significance of the items in Tibetan culture while explaining some of this history of this ancient land. Suitable for inclusion in any survey of oriental or east Asian art and culture.

tag(s): china (66), india (36)

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Use this site as a resource for a picture-walk in your classroom during a lesson on early Himalayan/Indian Culture. Select 10-15 of the most striking images of this site, print, and hang around the classroom at designated areas. Have students rotate between pictures, every 30-45 seconds, jotting down what they observe and infer. This activity works best if the images selected reflect different aspects of the culture - from agriculture, class-systems, economy, etc. If looking for a graphic organizer to structure the notes more, we recommend using Graphic Organizer Maker, (reviewed here).

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ArtLex

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Here's a no-holds-barred dictionary of art terms and information. Beginners will find the basics; serious students and art history buffs will find additional people, terms, and information....more
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Here's a no-holds-barred dictionary of art terms and information. Beginners will find the basics; serious students and art history buffs will find additional people, terms, and information. If you need an art definition, this is the place to look.

tag(s): dictionaries (56)

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Save this site as a favorite on your teacher webpage for students to use as a review when needed. Students can refresh on terms before a test OR to begin an arthistory class, use this site as a way to quickly get students up to speed with the vernacular.

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Artchive

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7 to 12
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This smartly designed site offers an expanding collection of digital art images, as well as a half dozen different "exhibitions" and sections dealing with other art and design issues....more
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This smartly designed site offers an expanding collection of digital art images, as well as a half dozen different "exhibitions" and sections dealing with other art and design issues.

tag(s): images (265)

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Good information for teacher use, and also as an idea starter for students.

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Art and Culture

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Here's a nice resource for retrieving short bios and explanations of people and events in the history of art, music, and other cultural disciplines. While the write-ups aren't remarkable,...more
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Here's a nice resource for retrieving short bios and explanations of people and events in the history of art, music, and other cultural disciplines. While the write-ups aren't remarkable, the use of time lines and other graphical devices helps users understand the relationship of the selection to other events and issues. You'll need the Macromedia Flash/Shockwave player, available from the TeachersFirst Toolbox.

tag(s): biographies (86), news (261)

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While the information is not exactly encyclopedia worthy, this site is an interesting way to connect cultural figures together. Use this site as a way to get students interested to continue further research on cultural figures. Provide the site as a resource for any one working on a research project.

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Women of Color as Artists - Yale University

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6 to 8
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An introduction to Black and Hispanic female artists, past and present. After analyzing paintings, murals, and sculptures, students create their own works of art using the styles and...more
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An introduction to Black and Hispanic female artists, past and present. After analyzing paintings, murals, and sculptures, students create their own works of art using the styles and techniques presented throughout the unit.

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