Curriculum/Lesson Plans


Extensive Standards aligned resource integrating arts with science, mathematics, literacy and social studies curriculum.

Ballad of America

This website contains songs and stories of the United States through traditional folk songs. Includes songs, song notes, and lyrics.

Crayola Creativity Central

In addition to fun online art activities for children, this site also provides lesson plans that can be searched by subject, theme, grade, media, or completion time. Information about art techniques and examples of kids art is also available.

Creative Drama and Theatre Education Resource Site

Creative Drama provides classroom ideas, theatre games, a list of plays for performance sorted by age appropriateness and cultural indications, and a list of recommended books to enhance your drama curriculum.

Dance Lesson Plans

Provides dance lesson plans for K-12.

Comprehensive arts lesson resource, including music, dance, drama and art lessons. Art theme units include major art movements (art styles), art reading comprehensions and theme related art projects. Artist comprehension page includes a tool for students to create artist biographies.


Extensive collection of free arts lesson plans. Topics include art history, architecture, cross curricular art, multicultural art, sculpture, drama, folk art, textiles, and recycling projects – just to name a few. Features an art library of articles related to art education.

LA County Arts Education Resource Director

Countywide directory of LA arts education providers. The site is searchable by arts discipline, subject area, program type, grade level, and cultural origin.

Lesson Planet

Offers lesson plans for K-12.

Lesson Plans for the Arts

Offers lesson plans for grades K-12.

Lesson Plans Page

Vast selection of K-12 lesson plans related to visual and performing arts.


This site promotes arts integration through the study of popular music. Includes a database of over 3,000 songs and lyrics, the stories behind the songs, and multimedia resources for K-12 teachers.

Social Studies & the Arts Resources

Pages in this site include “lesson information for teachers, interactive pages for students, and games to download.” Arts lessons, activities, and information pages include the following topics: technique, artists and styles and art for fun.


Offers printable reader’s theater scripts and plays.

Offers K-12 lesson plans.


TeAchnology provides links to a variety of resources that help teachers develop thematic units that are challenging, fun, and exciting for students. Site includes arts & crafts lessons, arts & humanities subject matter, art history, dance, drama/theatre, art sites to use with students, and visual arts resources.


YouTHINK “uses the power of art to foster critical thinking, engage diverse learners, and serve as a tool for social change.” Lesson plans and assessment downloads are organized around five themes: Civic and Social Responsibility; Who We Are as a Country; Visions of Home and Culture; Knowledge & Education; and The Environment. Site also includes professional development opportunities for teachers.