Unit Planning Guide

Author: Donna Ogle, Ed.D., Professor of Education at National Louis University Steps for unit planning: Decide on grades and subject areas for the unit. Draft the theme or focus of the unit (thinking of content to be learned, possible big ideas and essential questions). Also think of the general time frame for this unit; for […]

Guides for Museum Professionals for Writing about Artworks

In recognition that teachers need engaging informational texts for student readers, learning community members produced a collection of texts about art and artists written especially for students to read independently. The art studies found on this website are informational texts that can be used alone or in the context of classroom lessons. Art studies give students the opportunity […]

Common Core Questions for Discussing Artworks

Art Inquiry + Common Core Anchor Standards in Reading Below are sample questions—each aligned with a Common Core Reading Anchor Standard—that can be used with students to analyze and interpret works of art. Many of these questions came from the modeling of museum-teaching practice that took place in American Art at the Core of Learning, […]