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.
In Chapter 2 of the Art, Books & Creativity curriculum, one of the two essential questions found at the top of the page under “Exploring Media and Materials” is: How do artists use art materials to cause different responses in …
Jul 19, 2012
During a summer workshop, a teacher serving as our media artist suggested that when students plan their final book project they make a chart listing their ideas.