“Eco-Culture” Totem Poles
January 03, 2018

“Eco-Culture” Totem Poles

Who do we share the earth with? What do we know about our non-human neighbors? How can we pay tribute to nature? This engaging interdisciplinary unit seeks to answer these questions by having students create clay totem poles as a visual narrative of our complex and beautiful world. Students, driven by their own personal interest, […]

FEBRUARY: Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens
January 03, 2018

FEBRUARY: Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens

DETAIL: Isaiah Zagar (American; b. 1939). Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens. Immersive outdoor art installation and indoor galleries. Photographs courtesy of Garrett Ziegler. ONLINE EXTRAS click here for resources related to this art print  Want To Have This Month’s Full-Size Art Print and Lesson Plan For Your Classroom? Order Your Copy of A&A February 2018 Issue For Only $6 Download a PDF […]

AMPed Up Curriculum / Article 6 of 10
January 03, 2018

AMPed Up Curriculum / Article 6 of 10

Article 6 of 10 What’s Cookin’ by Debi West I always find it exciting for our students to have the opportunity to create artwork based on their everyday life, so what’s more “every day” and fun than cooking and EATING? Several years ago, while I was putting my AMPed-up advanced curriculum together, I was brainstorming lessons […]

“Draw” Like an Egyptian
December 11, 2017

“Draw” Like an Egyptian

The third-graders at our school know a lot about ancient Egyptian culture, and they are fascinated by some of the mysteries and secrets that were left behind in the ancient tombs of the pharaohs. When asked what they knew about ancient Egyptian burial practices, the answers came flying with hand after hand raised. With excitement, […]