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"Imagination is more important than knowledge."
Albert Einstein

ArtsEdNet, The Getty Museum’s Arts Education Web Site, offering a wealth of lesson plans and curriculum guides, publications and links

ARTSEDGE: A program of the Kennedy Center that supports the place of arts education at the center of the curriculum through the creative and appropriate uses of technology. ARTSEDGE helps educators to teach in, through, and about the arts.

Chicago Arts Partnership in Education (CAPE): serves students by advancing the role of the arts in K-12 public education. CAPE catalyzes and supports school improvement through the creation of partnerships that integrate the arts into the overall educational program of Chicago public schools.

Local Learning: The National Network for Folk Arts in Education. A project of City Lore, a cultural organization dedicated to the documentation, presentation, and preservation of America's living cultural heritage. The Local Learning website and CARTS (Cultural Arts Resources for Teachers and Students) newsletter is filled with folklore, history, culture, and arts-in-education resources and educational activities.

Learning Through Art: Learning Through Art, an artists-in-the-schools program of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, encourages teachers and teaching artists to design art projects that support student learning across the curriculum.

Neighborhood Bridges Founded in 1997 by Peter Brosius, artistic director of the Children's Theatre Company of Minneapolis, and Jack Zipes, Professor of German and Comparative Literature at the University of Minnesota, Neighborhood Bridges is a comprehensive program of storytelling and creative drama designed to help children develop their critical literacy skills and to transform them into storytellers of their own lives.

Open Educational Resources: OER Commons is a site for shared educational resources. 

President's Committee on the Arts and Humanities (PCAH): The President's Committee supports the Coming Up Taller program, which recognizes and supports outstanding after-school arts and humanities programs, especially those that reach underserved children and youth.

Smithsonian: Now aligns more than 1,200 free educational resources to standards of learning in every state.  Simply by entering the name of the state into the search engine, teachers can find lesson plans, virtual exhibitions, photographs and artworks, and databases of research information that apply to their curriculum. The state standards are correlated to all subjects-from language arts and social studies to mathematics and technology.

Spiral Workshop: Spiral Workshop has a dual mission: to be a studio where teen artists can explore artmaking in a cultural studies context, and to be a laboratory to develop curriculum projects that can be taught in middle school and high school art classrooms.  

Teaching for Artistic Behavior: Choice-based teaching and learning delivers in-depth curriculum in the context of student-centered work.

Teachers and Writers Collaborative (T&W): brings writers and educators together in collaborations that explore the connections between writing and reading literature and that generate new ideas and materials.

Ties That Bind: A project of the Colorado Creative Industries state folklorists, this is an online version of a multi-media resource for Colorado folk arts for classroom teachers, designed to help educators address Colorado Content Standards in history, geography and other disciplines. This comprehensive tool contains essays, lesson plans, lists of additional resources, and audio and video media that can be seen and heard directly on the site. Contact Ronna Lee Sharpe, CCA Western Region Folklorist, 970-242-0971 ext 221

Who’s Dancing Now?:  Public Broadcasting Corporation website that offers lesson plans and other arts education resources by region.

Young Audiences, Inc. has over thirty regional and state chapters across the U.S., with programs that support their mission, “to make the arts an essential part of all children's education.”