Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Free 5-12th Grade Lesson Plans and Educational Resources Offered With New Touring Exhibition

In connection with its touring exhibit, Innovation: American Masterpieces of Southern Craft and Traditional Art, the Southern Arts Federation is offering free educational resources developed by the exhibit's education curators Martin Rollins, Isaac Shelby Elementary School, Louisville, KY, and Judy Sizemore, Kentucky Arts Council.

Educators can select from a variety of resources to suit their needs. From one-off presentation slides and classroom activities to complete lesson plans that span an entire semester, these education resources connect to national arts standards and provide cross-curricular connections to vocabulary, math, geography, science, history and social studies as well as an exploration of particular media such as fiber arts, book arts, baskets, wood, clay, glass and metal. Materials can be used in conjunction with an in-person or online gallery visit, or as a stand-alone activity.

Click here to access the Free Educational Resources

Click here to access the Virtual Galleries

Click here to view the Exhibition Tour Schedule
(Georgia Exhibition is
March 1- May 18, 2008 at the Atlanta History Center)

Featuring more than 100 artworks created by masters living and working in the South today, Tradition/Innovation will tour to nine museums throughout the Southeast, January 2008 – Spring 2010. American Masterpieces, an initiative of the National Endowment for the Arts, is a major initiative to acquaint Americans with the best of their cultural and artistic legacy.