American Art at the Core of Learning
Chicago, Illinois

To support the three-year Terra Foundation initiative “American Art at the Core of Learning,” which helps Chicago cultural organizations address the new Common Core State Standards in English Language Arts, which have been adopted by Chicago Public Schools and districts nationwide. The initiative provides grants for museum-based programs that address the Common Core standards and a learning community for educators at 13 organizations with American art holdings plus the schools and teachers they work with. The program will produce classroom curricula, model teaching strategies, and a web-based resource for teachers and new museum-based programs for teachers and students.