"Why is learning in the visual arts essential to education in the 21st century?” ⇒ To strengthen LITERACY. The arts are an essential language. ⇒ To develop a GLOBALLY COMPETITIVE workforce. The arts develop essential skills for global competitiveness in the 21st century. ⇒ To nurture ENGAGED LEARNERS. The arts promote active and complex learning.
Advocacy Resources - MESSAGE • National Art Education Association
Link to "Learning in a Visual Age" National Art Education Association
school arts lesson plans dating back to 2004 available digitally
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Arts integration professional development: teacher perspective and transfer to instructional practice.
Advocacy Resources - NETWORK • National Art Education Association
NAEA's Special Needs Interest Group- includes back issues of the publication's column featuring strategies for working with special populations.
Steps to Art Early Childhood Arts Education Initiative Fact Sheet About the Benefits of Arts Education for Children Benefits of Arts Education Source: Americans for the Arts, 2002
Wow a pretty big site that organizes topics that will help with lessons, art work and art curriculum.