This section contains links to resources for teaching the Arts across all the disciplines. The links are arranged alphabetically.
Here you are able to search through the core National Film Unit (NFU) collection as well as find out about preservation work and the history and life of the film unit.
Historical Information on various countries and time period.
These New Zealand Curriculum guides provide comprehensive elaborations of the arts learning area including the disciplines of dance drama music – sound arts visual arts and art history. Pedagogies indicators context elaborations and learning progammes support underpinning key concepts. All materials strongly support arts teaching and learning in each discipline at curriculum levels 6 - 8 (NCEA).
Access an array of education kits designed to support teachers with information activities and ideas for visiting the museum. Resources also include pre-visit and post-visit activities. Though based on the Auckland Museum many of the kits contain material that would be useful to teachers elsewhere in the country. Of particular note are the kits on Maori Arts including kowhaiwhai and tukutuku patterns whakairo and more.
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The Dutch Golden Age led to a tremendous outpouring of still-life paintings in the 17th century. Since then, critics have generally belonged to two opposing schools of thought when it comes to interpreting them.
International Art History network.
This site is focused on helping teachers develop programmes of study. While it’s based on the Getty’s collection and American education system the information is easily transferable. The Building Visual Arts Lessons is divided into a number of sections including discussion of Elements of Art which looks at formal qualities in relation to images. Information is developed for practical classroom use and teachers can search lesson plans.
Japanese art has long been a source of fascination and inspiration for Western artists. From the 17th century onwards, Dutch imports of East Asian objets d’art created a frenzy among wealthy Europeans for exotic silks, ceramics, and other treasures.
Selection of images and essays about the art style and time period.
A vast site. Probably the most useful for Art History teachers is the Timeline of Art History a chronological geographical and thematic exploration of the history of art from around the world. Each timeline page includes representative art from the Museum's collection a chart of time periods a map of the region an overview and a list of key events. The user can compare and contrast art from different periods and geographic locations.
This timeline from 1841 - 2010 gives details of the development of photography in New Zealand while also making reference to international events within photography.
This link will take you to the NZQA art history resource site. This is a one stop site which contains achievement and scholarship standardsprevious examinations National Moderator's Reports Examiners reports and useful links to sites like TKI. Long term development includes the provision of annotated exemplars from previous exams. The previous examination reports contain information which will be useful for teachers preparing students for the upcoming external assessment.
This site covers exhibits relating to the art of painting and includes information about the most important pigments used through time.
A website to ‘sort through all the noise of the art world and shed light on modern and contemporary art.’ Topic pages on over 160 artists, art movements, graphic timelines, critics and a blog with great articles.
Virtual gallery of classic and contemporary painting, sculpture, as well as art critique, reviews, and links.
Collections of art works and research from the Getty Museum.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
A useful and comprehensive guide to drawing the human figure from the University of Evansville Indianna.
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.
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.
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.
This site contains materials for teaching Ngā Toi in Māori medium schools in Aotearoa New Zealand.
Information resources and guidance to support secondary teaching and learning.
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.
This New Zealand Ministry of Education website is intended to help teachers build on existing practice to create opportunities for all boys to succeed.
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 represents place-based socio-cultural awareness and knowledge of the whenua or land we come from.
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.
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.
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.
Examples of whanaungatanga in arts classrooms. Whanaungatanga involves relationships (between students school-wide and with the community) based on high expectations.