We’ve gathered together some of our favorite resources from the internet into one place for you. Performing Arts – Delve into activities connected to past and present CCLYT musicals! Arts Education – Keep up to date on the latest news and resources in arts education. Fun Pages – Fun activities for kids and parents to explore through the computer and take out into the world. Community – Learn about the ever growing arts community in New Orleans.
Common Core and the Arts – The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) are a state-led initiative to ensure that students leave school with the knowledge and skills required to succeed in college and in their careers. The resulting changes to the expectations of arts educators can be profound. AEP is providing this (ever-growing) selection of resources to help AEP Partner Organizations, arts educators, school leaders, and policymakers develop a better understanding of the Common Core and what the movement means for the arts. American Alliance for Theatre & Education – The American Alliance for Theatre & Education connects and inspires a growing collective of theatre artists, educators, and scholars committed to transforming young people and communities through the theatre arts. Educational Theatre Association – Shaping lives through theater education Americans for the Arts – Arts Education Network – Learning and participation in music, dance, theater, and the visual arts are vital to the development of our children and our communities. Through advocacy, research, partnerships, and professional development, Americans for the Arts strives to provide and secure more resources and support for arts education through the Arts Education Network. Creative Drama Classroom – Most of these lesson plans work with a large age range (with appropriate adjustments in level of sophistication). These lessons are presented with fairly specific instructions, for the most part, but should not be understood as carved-in-stone methods. Every teacher will have her or his individual slant on these activities.
Theater Activities for Kids – With theatre activities, kids will awaken their inner dramatist. They can act, direct, dance, and sing for an applause-ready audience. They can even make props to enhance the show. Science Kids – Fun Science & Technology for Kids! – Enjoy these free technology lesson plans that are perfect for teaching students about a range of cool technology topics. Try the great hands on lessons or fun computer activities for kids and make the most of the useful teaching ideas and education resources. The activities include movie making, robotics, web design, soldering, building Lego cars and digital photo editing with Photoshop. International Children’s Digital Library – The ICDL is a rich resource which can be used in a wonderfully wide range of situations by children, parents, teachers, librarians and others from all walks of life. Children can expand upon the stories to create games; parents can extract themes to help explain important lessons; teachers can utilize the multicultural nature of the collection to teach languages; librarians can enrich community outreach programs with tales from around the world and; of course, anyone can just open a book to read for pleasure. Digital Camera Activities for Kids – Digital cameras are a great way to learn and have fun with kids. They are relatively cheap and are convenient because unusable pictures taken by inexperienced young hands can be deleted and retaken. This makes the activities with them a lot of fun. There are several activities using digital cameras that are perfect for kids. 100 Free Things to do with Your Kids This Summer – A blog of free or low cost summer activities. PBS Kids – Each of the educational shows your children watch on PBS have their own learning section through PBSKids.org. Try sing-a-long songs, sorting and counting games, watch videos and more. Cool Math – An amusement park of math and more..Lessons and games designed for fun! National Geographic for Kids – Watch animal cameras, learn interesting tidbits about animals, see and share photos of nature, learn about different countries and try science experiments. These activities don’t even begin to scratch the surface of the National Geographic Kids website. There’s even a “Little Kids” section for the younger explorers in your house. Mama Media – a fun and funky kids page (great site – takes time to load) Great Links for Kids Great Sites for Kids
Arts Council of New Orleans – The Arts Council of New Orleans is a private, non-profit organization designated as the City’s official arts agency. Now in its 36th year, the Arts Council serves as one of eight regional distributing agencies for state arts funds and administers available municipal arts grants and the Percent For Art program for the City of New Orleans. New Orleans Museum of Art – The New Orleans Museum of Art (NOMA), New Orleans’ oldest fine arts institution, opened on December 16, 1911 with only 9 works of art. Today, the museum hosts an impressive permanent collection of almost 40,000 objects. The collection, noted for its extraordinary strengths in French and American art, photography, glass, and African and Japanese works, continues to expand and grow, making NOMA one of the top art museums in the south. The Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden – Home to over sixty sculptures from artists from all over the world and set in a stunning environment of meandering footpaths, the Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden is open seven days a week with free admission. The Sculpture Garden is closed on all legal holidays. Arts New Orleans – The premier resource for discovering New Orleans creative culture online. A project of the Arts Council of New Orleans, the website includes a local directory of arts venues, groups and artists in addition to a comprehensive, daily updated cultural events calendar. Search keywords, browse photos and watch videos all in one central location to help you find the perfect match for your arts and cultural interests. New Orleans Arts District – NOAD is located in the historic American Sector, close to the Mississippi River and the world famous French Quarter. The renaissance of this area began with the 1984 World’s Fair, and today is a thriving neighborhood of art galleries and world-class museums, restaurants, shops and private residences. Anchored by Julia Street, the Arts District is a short walk away from the New Orleans Convention Center and Louisiana Super Dome. New Orleans Theatre Association – Founded originally in 1984 as the new Orleans Civic Light Opera, today the new Orleans Theatre Association (NOTA) is the leading presenter of touring theatrical productions and other performing arts presentations in Louisiana. Mid City Theater – NEW ORLEANS’ NEWEST NEIGHBORHOOD THEATRE. Comedy, Drama, Cabaret and Music