Art, Books, and Creativity (ABC) is a model arts integration curriculum developed by the National Museum of Women in the Arts. The curriculum unites visual arts and language arts through the creation of artists’ books, while also maintaining a specific focus on the cultural contributions of women artists. ABC promotes visual literacy and critical thinking by developing students’ skills in observation, reflection, and arts creation.

ABC is designed for use by 4th- and 5th-grade teachers, regardless of their level of training in the arts. The curriculum’s concepts, goals, and activities can be differentiated by classroom teachers, art teachers, and literacy specialists for use in other grades (especially 3rd-12th) and learning situations.

The TeachersConnect blog and the multimedia resources on this website provide professional development and ongoing support for teachers implementing ABC.

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Jul 16, 2015

Institute 2: Evaluation as Growth

Think about how you will help students evaluate their finished work.  What are some ways you can help students see critique as a means of growth in a subject area?


Jul 16, 2015

Institute 1: Final Project & Productive Questions

Productive questions get students to look beneath the surface of ideas. It requires moving away from assumptions and familiar thoughts, and staying with the questions as one works to comprehend and then act on them. You might ask students, “what …
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