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Appropriation - how to deal with the idea of appropriation in the Art Room

An Art of Education article on approaches to this topic.

Art and Creativity in Early Childhood Education

This site has lesson plans as well as handouts on art and literacy and how art impacts on overall learning.

Artes Mundi

This Welsh site provides access to an extensive education package and online gallery that can be downloaded (if you have enough memory). The package provides lesson plans and ideas for engaging students at all levels in critical dialogue. Foci include global warming and climate change.

ArtsConnectEd

Explore the combined collections of the Minneapolis Institute of Arts and the Walker Art Center through hundreds of new features in ArtsConnectEd. Search over 100,000 resources in the Art Finder, including works of art, texts, audio, video, and interactive resources.

Chinese Culture: A Visual Source Book

This site contains an array of information student activities discussion questions and teacher guide notes. It aims to support teachers and students to gain an understanding of Chinese culture. Specialist topics include calligraphy painting and graphic design.

Colin McCahon French Bay House: Teacher Resources

This site provides teacher support materials for years 7 - 10 and NCEA Visual Arts and Art History standards. It links to other key sites for art education.

Creative Thinking Hacks

A lecture by Scott Berkun that articulates stages and strategies that contribute to creative thinking. 

Educate the Children - Music lessons and units

This section of the UK Schoolsnet has music lessons and units suitable for years 1 and 2.

Enchanted Learning

The seasonal craft projects on this site are for preschool kindergarten and elementary school children. The crafts use materials found around the house like egg cartons cardboard paper boxes string crayons paint glue etc.

First School Years - Music Lessons

This section contains worksheets online activities flashcards and other educational resources to support the teaching and learning of music in Early Years Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2.

Literacy Online

Literacy Online is the New Zealand site to help primary and secondary teachers develop teaching and learning programmes across all learning areas based on the literacy needs of their learners.

Maui: A Pacific Super Hero

An integrated Primary School Arts resource based on super heroes aimed at level 3 of the curriculum. (level 3)

Music Learning Outcomes: Years 1 - 10 (Word 38KB)

This table of suggested learning outcomes collates the outcomes listed in each of the chapters of Into Music 1 Into Music 2 and Into Music 3 encompassing progressions in learning over years 1 - 10.

Nga Ringa Toi o Tahu

A series of videos available on the Te Runanga o Ngai Tahu Facebook page. Eight mini art documentaries exploring the practice and success of a number of talented New Zealand artists who also happen to be Ngai Tahu.

Singing to Learn Science

This British-based collection of science and health-related songs use familiar tunes suitable for year 1– 4 students. Topics include electricity plants well-being and exercise. Word or PDF (2380 KB).

The VLN Primary

The VLN Primary initiative aims to extend learning opportunities for our students by enabling online collaborations between schools. Here you will find more information  about  the VLN Primary,  online classes and tools .

General

Art and Creativity in Early Childhood Education

This site has lesson plans as well as handouts on art and literacy and how art impacts on overall learning.

Art Zone

NGA Kids from the National Gallery of Art (USA) provides several tools that allow kids to create art interactively. The site includes: a Collage Machine; Pixel Face an interactive portrait maker and drawing board; Cubits a geometric sculpture maker; 3-d Twirler for designing and texturising three-dimensional shapes; Diamonds; and RiverRun where 'young children orchestrate a flowing array of colourful shapes and patterns'.

Arts Queensland

Arts Queensland involves students in five arts disciplines: Dance Drama Media Music and Visual Arts. This site contains information on Arts Curriculum Support Policies and Procedures Arts Programmes and Arts Resources.

Creative Waikato

Creative Waikato supports the development of the creative arts in the Waikato for the benefit of the greater community. We can help with information, advice, support and funding for your arts or cultural project. The Waikato has a thriving and distinctive creative sector and our communities treasure its essential contribution to our lives. Our purpose is to strengthen, develop and invigorate the creative sector in the Waikato for the benefit of all.

Education and Disability Resource Center

Use this British education site as a reference tool for various issues in education that affect the entire community- Including Job Tips Neurological Developmental & Learning Disabilties Salary Statistics SATs Classroom Management Home Schooling Lesson Plans Bullying ADD Student Loans and Articles in Education.

Educators Reference Desk Lesson Plans - Arts

The Educators Reference Desk Lesson Plan Collection contains more than 1000 unique lesson plans which have been written and submitted to AskERIC by teachers from all over the United States. This page is focused on the Arts.

Exploring Te Ao Kori

Te Ao Kori (the world of movement) is a Māori celebration of life through movement and its many expressions. This resource describes learning experiences derived from customary Māori cultural practices and integrates the arts with health and physical education.

Figure Drawing Lab

A useful and comprehensive guide to drawing the human figure from the University of Evansville Indianna.

Group Activities Games Exercises and Initiatives

A site with a large index of free and purchasable team-building exercises games and group activities.

Guide to Field Trips (Word 26.5KB)

A downloadable guide to organizing trips and designing tasksheets for exhibition.

History of New Zealand Theatre

This NZ Film Archive education resource comprises 2 disks - part one and part two - with downloadable (PDF) teaching materials. Part one looks at ‘Early New Zealand Theatre’ and ‘Amateur Theatre’ while Part two focuses on some of New Zealand’s best known playwrights including Roger Hall Bruce Mason and Briar Grace-Smith. It also takes a look at the experimental theatre of companies such as Red Mole and Blerta.

HotChalk's Lesson Plans

HotChalk's LessonPlansPage.com is a collection of over 3000 lesson plans for primary and secondary levels developed at The University of Missouri and more recently by the users of the site.

Integrated Arts Programme - Arizona

This video and accompanying materials describe and justify an arts-integration programme in primary schools. While the programme relies on visiting arts specialists in the classroom there are ideas and rubrics that could be adapted by generalists.

LEARNZ

Register to find information about past and upcoming arts virtual field trips. Registration and enrolment in all trips is free for New Zealand registered teachers teaching in New Zealand schools.

Manaakitanga - Senior Secondary Teaching and Learning Guides for the Arts

Examples of manaakitanga in arts classrooms. Mannaakitanga is about values of integrity trust sincerity and equity. Through manaakitanga the teacher and fellow students recognise and affirm the identity of each student in open and trusting relationships.

New Zealand Curriculum Resource Bank

This tool organises resources and information that support professional learning and leadership as schools implement The New Zealand Curriculum. There is a selection of resources for The Arts in this database.

Nga Toi Online

This site contains materials for teaching Ngā Toi in Māori medium schools in Aotearoa New Zealand.

Re-assessment (Word 25KB)

This generic document provides succinct clear guidelines on the issue of re-assessment for NCEA.

Secondary Education Portal

Information resources and guidance to support secondary teaching and learning.

Secondary Schools Arts Coordinators’ Funding

Since 2009, schools have no longer been required to apply for their allocated funds or to provide activity reports to the Ministry. All state and integrated schools have received tagged funds for the Secondary Schools Arts Coordinators Project in their operational funding in instalments in January, April, July and October. The amount they receive depends on the number of students in each school, with a base amount of $1,000.

Schools determine how they use the funding – this may be to employ an Arts Coordinator or may also be used for their students to attend Arts events or to have artists/musicians come into their school.

Read the 2004 Evaluation Report of the project here.

Student Self Assessment Guide (Word 22KB)

A template for students to monitor and reflect on their own assessment progress.

Success for Boys

This New Zealand Ministry of Education website is intended to help teachers build on existing practice to create opportunities for all boys to succeed.

Tales from Te Papa

This teaching resource features 100 Tales from Te Papa mini-documentaries that showcase many of the unique pieces that Te Papa holds in trust for the nation. Each Tale is supported by curriculum links questions for students response templates teaching resources and links to relevant material on the Te Papa website. This resource is the result of a partnership between TVNZ 7 Vero and Te Papa.

Tangata whenuatanga - Senior Secondary Teaching and Learning Guides for the Arts

Tangata whenuatanga represents place-based socio-cultural awareness and knowledge of the whenua or land we come from.

Te Manu Aute

Te Manu Aute is a centre for gifted and talented students in the arts. Teachers and students can register for classes and materials that are multi-cultural and based on the Aotearoa New Zealand and Pasifika experience.

Theatrical Resources: Music Theatre International

This site provides resources to go with many of the most well-known shows like Fame Annie and Fiddler on the Roof. The study guides explore issues that are pertinent to the era and themes of the shows. A great resource for teachers who want to use the school show as an assessment tool.

Tino rangatiratanga - Senior Secondary Teaching and Learning Guides for the Arts

Examples of tino rangatiratanga in arts classrooms. Tino rangatiratanga is the principle of relative autonomy – the goal is to gain relative control over one's own life and cultural well-being.

Whanaungatanga - Senior Secondary Teaching and Learning Guides for the Arts

Examples of whanaungatanga in arts classrooms. Whanaungatanga involves relationships (between students school-wide and with the community) based on high expectations.

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