Integrating the Arts

Integrating the Arts

These resources use the visual arts to teach concepts of social studies, science, language arts and math curricula. Designed for middle school students but adaptable for elementary and high school, all content including the printable lessons and flash interactives align with the Maryland State Curriculum. Ideal for visual arts teachers who want to integrate the arts into other disciplines or for non-arts teachers who want to venture into the world of art. Activities can be assigned as homework or in-class assignments.

Note: These resources require both Adobe Flash and Reader.

Integrating the Arts: Islam

Integrating the Arts: Islamic Art Explore Islamic art through the lenses of mathematics, language arts, science and social studies. Translate your name into Arabic, repair an ancient glass beaker using the refraction of light, or fire a lusterware vessel in the newest module of the Integrating the Art series. This site is made possible by a generous grant from The Qatar Foundation International, LLC.


Mummies, Manuscripts and Madonnas

Integrating the Arts: Mummies, Manuscripts and Madonnas Discover ancient, medieval and Renaissance art through dozens of language arts, science, social studies and math activities. Assemble a Roman sarcophagus, create a suit of armor, or restore an ancient Mesopotamian relief to its original color! This module was made possible by a generous grant from the Helen P. Denit Trust.


Integrating the Arts: China

chinese cloud dragon Trace the evolution of Chinese writing, follow a red dragon through an ancient tale, and learn about Chinese symbolism in this module of the Integrating the Arts series.


Lesson Plans

Developed by Maryland State Teachers, these lesson plans are based on Integrating the Arts for use in your classroom. These were developed by teachers who participated in our Revive, Contemplate and Integrate workshop. Teachers worked in interdisciplinary pairs to select a work of art and developed lesson plans based on the object.


Professional Development

A museum educator will come to your next teacher in-service to present this site and discuss the many ways you can integrate the arts into your curriculum. Workshops are also held at the museum.


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