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.
How might Visual Thinking Strategies support close reading of science, social studies, mathematics, or language arts texts? If you have adapted VTS for classroom use, what have you discovered?
Jul 24, 2019
Two key aspects of the ABC Curriculum are revision and publication. The goal is to provide multiple opportunities for our students to share, receive constructive feedback, and revise their text. Put yourself in your students’ shoes! Share (publish) one writing …