Children’s Museum of the Arts’ curricula guides draw connections between interdisciplinary themes in CMA’s contemporary art exhibits and classroom learning using contextual information and reflective practice.
Project Based Learning (PBL) activities are linked to core subjects to make learning an integral part of your classroom curriculum. Images of artworks are provided to use as a source of inspiration for learning and to facilitate discussions that involve interactive looking, Visual Thinking Strategies (VTS), and critical thinking skills. The curricula guides are designed for diverse learners and implements Universal Design for Learning (UDL), multiple modalities, and multi-sensory activities.
Through the process of reflecting upon and sharing work with others, students build social-emotional and public speaking skills. These approaches to learning guide students to look at artworks, engage in dialogue, make connections to their lives, and express their identity through making and sharing art.