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November 2005

National Gallery of Art: Classroom
Super, easy-to-use site - a great addition to your "favorites" list.
Grade Level: K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12

The National Gallery of Art (NGA) Classroom offers lesson plans, activities, worksheets and other resources for teachers and students to integrate the arts into the curriculum.
The site is easily navigated and resources can be accessed by curriculum, artist or topic from the main page. Search results give a brief description of the resource.

The National Gallery of Art: Classroom offers teachers ready to use lesson plans that connect art to each of the major subject areas and a range of grade levels. Each lesson includes an overview, student activities, printable worksheets, resources and a glossary. Additionally, lessons are grouped into a number of topical categories such as portraiture, still life, sculpture, ancient art and dozens of others. Interactive student activities offer students the opportunity to design their own mobile; draw, paint and print their own medal; decorate cakes in the bakery; or become a myth-master with the game of gods and symbols. The NGA also has a host of free loan materials that teachers and home schooling parents will want to check out.


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