Learn about ways to integrate Multicultural Education in the classroom. Multicultural articles regarding philosophy and curriculum transformation.
for Multicultural Education
The Center for Multicultural Education at the University of Washington focuses on research projects and activities designed to improve practice in classrooms.
Rethinking Schools Online. For the past five years Rethinking Schools Online has provided news, commentary, and resources to teachers .
Young's Educational Voyage in Multiple Intelligences
Janet Young's Page on the Multiple Intelligences. Excellent information for parents, teachers, and students.
The rich diversity of today's society is clearly evident in many classrooms today. It is no longer enough to educate some of our children. Schools and learning environments must work for all and must reflect the cultures of the communities they serve.
This is a site that consists of art prints from different cultures, a
discussion of the artwork in context of the culture, history and background. It also include questions and activities for elementary , middle school and high school grade levels to discuss the four art disciplines-aesthetics, art criticism, art history, and art making.
The largest collection of free art lessons for K-12 on the internet
This is a superlink site to multicultural art related lesson plans,
resources, songs, crafts, developing curricula and effective ways to
implement it. This by far is my favorite site. It is loaded.
A very interesting site. Broad range of links to art materials, lesson
plans, book search, thematic resources, etc.
Teaching for Tolerance -Fight hate and Promote Tolerance- Lots of teacher resources
Teach Steps TO Tolerance- educational resources
A Bibliography of kids books that teach tolerance.
What is Multiple Intelligence Theory?
This site contains a synopsis of the MI theory, a short five minute survey you can take to get a feel of your intelligence, a video to view Howard Gardner, the MI founder, talking with students. You can also read short summaries of how MI has evolved since its inception, links to workshops and other resources, who are the critics and what they say about MI, explore the benefits of using MI in the classroom. There's also an annotated list of MI resources and links to lesson plans on the Disney Learning Partnership Teacher center. A very useful site.
This site is a multiple intelligences
bookshelf. There's a MI handbook,
lesson plans and more. View a chart showing before and after MI in 50 Boston area schools and its progress. Amazing!
Resources for Teaching with MI theory!
This site has condensed definitions of MI theory and each of the individual intelligences as well as links to resources.
Learning styles and the Multiple Intelligences
This site talks about learning styles
and how it relates to MI theory. It
has an interactive assessment of your learning style/MI and tips to make your learning style work for you.
This site has articles from Thomas Armstrong where he explains how MI is like a blueprint to learning. He gives very practical suggestions how to apply MI into your curriculum. A very useful example to adapt is how he uses MI to teach "time" to a class of 1st graders.
Schools that use MI Theory!
This site talks about SUMMIT, a project that investigates 40 schools nation wide that has been implementing the MI theory. It gives examples of some of implementations. There's a school in Renton, WA. How cool, we should check it out.
The Incredible Art Department-Sponsored by the Artswire organization in Virginia this is a great page for students and teachers of all levels.
1,000 Years of Chinese Textiles - Discover the wonder of silk garments dating back to 4,900 B.C.!
Symmetry & Pattern: The Art of Oriental Carpets - Oriental carpets are revered for their complicated patterns and symmetry. Look for wonderful examples on this site.
Keith Haring brought the art of graffiti to the heights of the Whitney Museum. This site has online activities for children and lesson plans and suggestions for the teacher reflecting the style and whimsy of the artist himself.
The Southern Poverty Law Center has a website dedicated to teaching tolerance. The activities and resources on this site include using the arts activities to reach and teach.
Institution and Smithsonian’s
Our national museums offer a wealth of information of integrating the arts in the classroom. Sign up for their online magazine for kids that arrives full of activities and articles related to the exhibits. There are links on the site to museums and resources celebrating our nation’s diversity. A great resource for teachers and parents.
American Art and Artists
This general website will point you to other resources for African American art and artists.
Pilot-Search- Arts and technology search engine
The Puppetry Home Page
Batik: Traditional Fabric of Indonesia - Batik designs and development. Art as clothing
Music4Kids is a music resource site where you can purchase any item relating the music education for children. It even has a system for finding lessons near your home.
Musical Mystery Tour
Musical Mystery Tour is a leading UK
music site for children.
As well as songs, many written and performed for BBC children's TV series 'Green Claws' and schools radio 'Song Tree', you'll find rhyming stories, pictures, musical instruments and fun things to do.
Kidzmusic's job is to help parents find the best in children's music, by scouring the schools and libraries and festivals and children's birthday parties to bring you the best of the best, the cream of the crop, the . . . you get the picture. What are your needs? How can we help you? Let us know, and we will do our best to bring it on.
University School of Music
William and Gayle Cook Music Library, Indiana University School of Music Worldwide Internet Music Resources. A huge list of websites with music support
Why include Music in the classroom?
Music is...., has research supporting the value of music education
& Roll Hall of Fame and Museum
Integrating music and song into history and SS lessons
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Arts and technology search engine
Online Poetry Classroom--great curriculum ideas
poetry pals: the k-12 student poetry publishing projectGreat lesson ideas
Pilot-Search: Poetry-an arts and technology search engine
The Poetry Society of America
Teachers & Writers - WriteNet-lots of lessons for creative writing, haiku maze
Favorite Poem Project-Americans saying the poems that they love
Poetry Daily, a new poem every day.-daily poetry fun for adults
This site has a nice list of sites that have scripts of varying complexity.
Why include drama in the classroom
Creative drama and Theatre education resource site includes an excellent overview of why and how to include drama in the classroom.
Storytelling and Reader's Theater
Proteacher has a great collection of sites to support storytelling and reader's theater in the classroom.
Theatre for Young Audiences, Creative Drama
Theatre for Young Audiences, Creative Drama, If you are looking for a great children's play to produce, or for some really effective lesson plans for your Drama classroom, you came to the right place! It also includes a bibliography of helpful books, definitions terms with discussion, proven monologues for young performers, a list of great links, and tons of other helpful stuff.
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include storytelling in the classroom
How does storytelling support children's literacy development? This Reading is Fundamental site gives great support for why storytelling supports literacy.
links and support
Storytelling Resources- In this page you will find links to web-pages concerning storytelling, mythology and folklore. If you want to look for collections of stories, go to this page.
Creative Ways to present old favorites and some less familiar stories:
"Traditional" and Nontraditional Telling (Puppets, Props, Crafts, Creative Dramatics etc.)
Preschool resources for storytelling
CHILDREN'S STORY TIME RESOURCES- a great resource page for preschool teacher's integrating storytelling.
The Origins of Storytelling
The Origins of Storytelling covers the purpose, history, and genres, of storytelling.
Storytelling groups and associations
A web directory of storytelling associations, networks, and groups
http://www.getty.edu/artsednet/-Site for educators to research ideas for the arts in education and what is happening through the Getty foundation.
Phi Delta Kappa International-Phi delta Kappan journal. Fantastic resource for educators.
Office: CABC: Center for Arts in the Basic Curriculum-Research articles on why art integration is essential to learning
Zephyr Press - Home Page-lots of books on brains, MI, teaching
Arts Education-Americans for the Arts site
CLWG: Children's Literature Web Guide - The children's Literature Web guides, awards, resources, discussion boards.
The Complete Works of William Shakespeare
Links to Education Resources
The Creative Movement page has a ton of simple movement lessons to incorporate into the classroom.
integrate the movements?
Creative Movement and Dance in Early Childhood Education is an article covering all of the benefits of integrating movement into the curriculum.
National Dance Education Organization
The National Dance Education Organization (NDEO) is an autonomous non-profit organization dedicated to promoting standards of excellence in dance education by providing the dance artist and the dance educator a network of resources and support, a base for advocacy, and access to programs and projects that focus on the importance of dance in the human experience
Sites for Teachers- Huge bank of educational sites, webquests, lessons, projects, etc.
PBS TeacherSource- Current themes with lessons, cable support, very cool
Bookmarks for M. Glavac-The busy educator's guide to the WWW - a site directory, It's huge!
ARTSEDGE Search-lessons, ideas, current theme support, and more
ASCD Home-association for Supervision and Curriculum Development.
Learning-An excellent site made by teachers in a school in New Zealand! Lots of curriculum ideas
Poetry pals: the k-12 student poetry publishing project--Great collaborative lessons, definitions, ideas on teaching poetry
Pilot-Search-Arts and Technology search engine
Awesome Library for Teachers - K-12 Education Directory for Teachers
AskERIC Lesson Plans
CEC Lesson Plans
McREL - Hotlinks by Subjects
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