Art & Art History

Highly Recommended

Arts-based lesson plans and projects for classrooms.


Thousands of free art lesson plans. Impressive.


Wisconsin's Department of Public Instruction has created a digital library of resources for various subjects. 


"Simple, streamlined, 1-page PDF downloadable lesson plans designed and tested by real art teachers." (description from the website)


More Recommended Lesson Plans

A collection of links to lesson plans and lesson plan databases.

Unit plans developed by teachers in Core Knowledge schools and presented at Core Knowledge National Conferences.

"Find hundreds of hands-on, standards-based lesson plans designed to . . . integrate the arts into the daily curriculum. . ." (quoted from the website)

Hotchalk Lesson Plans Page: Art Lesson Plans, Ideas, and Activities Lesson Plans organized by grade range.

Many art lesson plans, student art exhibits, and links to other art sites.

NGA Classroom for Teachers and Students. Many teacher resources along with some lesson plans.

"PBS LearningMedia is the go-to destination for instant access to tens of thousands of classroom-ready, digital resources including videos, games, audio clips, photos, lesson plans, and more! You can search, save, and share with ease. Best of all, PBS LearningMedia is free for educators." (from the website)

Extensive unit plans developed by Yale University in collaboration with the New Haven Public Schools.


Other Art Resources

Present on the web since 1995, this is an impressive collection of art history links.

This is a search engine for finding information about artists and artworks.

Slides of artwork, organized by period, location and artist.

From the Metropolitan Museum of Art, this resource "presents the Mets collection via a chronological, geographical, and thematic exploration of global art history. Targeted at students and scholars of art history..." (from the website)

This database has over 8,600 original works of art made by children representing more than fifty countries and cultures.

Printed, audiovisual and electronic materials for classroom use.

Free educational materials, teacher guides, student worksheets, online interactives, online exhibitions, etc.


Revised: May 2018