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 25, 2013

Energizing Institutes!

As we look back on the 2013 ABC Institute and Advanced Institute, we wanted to extend our thanks also to all the educators who spent last week creating artists’ books, writing poetry and narratives, and sharing curriculum ideas here at …

Jul 18, 2013

Institute 1: More or Less

A teacher who was using the curriculum for a second year wrote this:  I have consciously chosen to focus more deeply on some of the concepts this year whereas last year I was just “trying to get through the lessons” …

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