Who was the first Black woman in North America to be elected mayor? Daurene Lewis, from Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia. Sh
Do animals have feelings? Read about famous animals who have displayed human like emotions. Create expressive “pet portr
Students strengthen observation and memory skills with primitive style paintings depicting holiday and/or seasonal activ
Antony and Cleopatra have been the subject of a tale fraught with drama for many years. Cleopatra was always depicted we
Show Way by Jacqueline Woodson not only is a great story about the African American culture and the significance of quil
Our vocabulary and lives are filled with words, sayings and things from other countries. They have become part of our ev
What shapes are people’s houses? Discover diverse dwellings—and make dioramas representing them—from around the world.
Students extend the story in the book Extra Yarn by placing themselves into the storyline.
Does something need to be perfect to be beautiful? Middle school students will reflect on broken objects and create “fra
Bananas are a ubiquitous fruit—but what do children really know about them? Explore how banana plants grow, their fibers
Design a miniature Statue of Liberty—to scale! Inspire small groups of future engineers, poets, lawyers, and journalists
Create a deck of cards using historical people as subjects. Along with the name of the person include fun facts. The car
Create a multi-media weaving that pops with texture and is crowned with a majestic bird drawing.
Students use their knowledge of geometry to skate the Polar Regions with the Arctic animals!
Billboards, commercials, vibrant packaging…. Invite students to focus intently on just one of the many stimuli they are
Engage students in real life problem solving by inviting them to play the role of artists commissioned to create works o
Customs and traditions connect cultures, peoples and families. This art piece celebrates the connective fibers of our fa
In the cold and ice George Washington and his troops crossed the Delaware River in 1776 in Durham boats to surprise the
Charles Darwin was a naturalist and geologist best known for his evolutionary theories. While visiting the Galapagos Isl
Students can create anything 2-dimensional on a Crayola® Dry-Erase Board. Take a digital image and upload to a class dro
Create a city of geometric shapes and primary colors as seen through the eyes of the artist, Piet Mondrian.
Inspire discussion of basic human needs and world peace with this mobile design project. Integrate social studies, langu
After enjoying the book “Smelly Socks” by R. Munsch with the class, discuss the biographical information that can be gat
Have fun with color in a way that Andy Warhol did! Use copy machine copies as the basic work while students focus on the
The book, Swimmy by L. Lionni, inspires a paper painting mural by students recreating a major event in the book! Art an
Polka dots with stripes…peanut butter burritos…that’s just the beginning of “mismatches” for delightfully diverse Mariso
Where do children feel most at home? Children identify and represent settings where they feel comfortable and cozy.
Families are on the move—today and yesterday. Explore children’s journeys to new lives through powerful poetry and art.
Students create textured illustrations of endangered species in their environments with this lesson in ecology and scien
What happens when seeds are planted? Children document plant growth from planting to harvest.
WOW! Traveling in a new form of transportation across new terrain must be a very exciting experience; students create bo
Transform everyday buildings into a magical mathematical lesson. Students construct their own buildings through the disc
My Blue is Happy by Jessica Young is a delightful book about colors for children young and old. It explores the concepts
Robert Rauscheberg is an American pop-artist and one of the many artists supported by FAPE (Foundation for Art and Prese
Alex Katz is an American figurative artist and one of the many artists supported by FAPE (Foundation for Art and Preserv
Explore the community helpers theme by having students imagine and express themselves as adult workers in this color fil
Create a Polar Bear in his habitat, surrounded by the colorful Northern Lights using blended watercolors.
George Washington did have false teeth, but were they made of wood? Find out what they were made of and create a poster
Watch interest in trees and ecology grow as students create a forest of 3-D trees representing multiple species.
Combine bold lines and contrasting colors like a Fauvist to create a vibrant autumnal still life.
When students say, “I have nothing to write about,” use this team teaching activity to inspire creative writing through
Explore the sights of New York City by creating a storyboard and characters from a favorite book.
Build compare/contrast skills and promote interracial harmony with this primitive art peace quilt honoring the lives of
Encourage freedom of expression with this activity focused on the art of Jackson Pollock.
Be inspired by Sol LeWitt’s installation and create a five pointed star.
Explore abstract expressionism by studying the works of Wolf Kahn and create a unique landscape using Crayola® Oil Paste
Help students understand the size of history with an in-depth, interactive exploration of ancient cultures culminating i
What happens when animals squeeze inside a warm doghouse on a cold, rainy day? Windy, wet weather and flying fur create