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Arts Toolkits

This web site provides K-12 teachers with high-quality teaching resources that bring the world of music, arts, dance, and drama into the classroom. Four toolkits include lesson plans, idea cards, glossaries, and many special features. The lesson plans are based on video segments taken from KET programs. There are materials for dance, drama, music, and visual arts. Each discipline has its own section and special features that help make that discipline come alive.

Published by KET (Kentucky Education Television) in 2007

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Curriculum Information For Resource

Grade Level(s):Pre-K, K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Curriculum Areas:Performing Arts
Fine Arts
Themes/Keywords: Dance
Visual Arts

dance, drama, music, visual arts, virtual arts experiences, virtual field trips

Essential Question(s)
1. How does expression through the arts (drama, music, visual art, and drama) speak to being human?

Discussion Question(s)
1. How do we make the arts relevant to students?
2. Who are local artists to be celebrated?
3. What careers exist in the arts?
4. What are some ways to offer students self expression through music, drama, dance and the visual arts?

Extension and Activities
1. Suggest that groups of students explore the different arts toolkits and select a lesson to use with younger children.
2. Download arts terms and definitions from the primary Dance section and have students create a word wall.
3. Explore some of the virtual field trips and engage students in these experiences.

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pictureRoxanne Clement
Media Center Specialist
Bay Farm School - Alameda, Ca

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