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The Kennedy Center's ARTSEDGE
http://artsedge.kennedy-center.org/

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This site provides a unique opportunity for teachers to share plans, learn about education news in the US, follow links to other internet resources...

B+ AESTHETICS:
Each of the 6 main pages has a large graphic, but loads fairly quickly. The 3rd tier of pages, however, breaks from the graphic "tradition" of the site, and throws the user off (slightly).

B+ ORGANIZATION:
From the Home Page, the user picks one of 5 categories, and each of those are broken down into subject areas. Once the user has surfed the site for 10 minutes or so, they'll have a good understanding of the site.

REVIEW:
The fun, colorful, and artistic graphics makes the user want to explore this site. It offers 5 categories: NewsBreak, Community Center, Web Spotlight, Search Lab, and Curriculum Studio. NewsBreak will keep you up-to-date with the happenings related to arts education in the US, and the Community Center has a wonderful resource for Job Openings, as well as a bulletin board posting center. But the Curriculum Studio, what a great resource for teachers. Posted here are 30+ lesson plans posted by other teachers. Or, you can submit a request for a lesson plan, or join curriculum connect to collaborate with other teachers. Web Spotlight and Search Lab point to some great arts resources on the internet.