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Paintings in the Louvre by Lawrence Gowing

"The Valpincon Bather" -- 1808 -- Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres -- The Louvre -- Paris, France

One of the best ways for a student to connect with art is through narrative, or story. Really, it’s not just appropriate for just students–we all connect through narrative. Narrative is how all of us see the world and how we connect with each other. We put together stories in our heads for situations in …

Exploring Narrative in Art: Tips for Teaching Art Appreciation Through Story

the Art Curator for Kids - Exploring Narrative in Art, Tips for Teaching Art Appreciation through Story

13 Books to Inspire Creativity in Preschool Artists - the first in our Exploring Art History with Preschoolers series

Art History for Preschoolers - 40+ Books to Study Great Artists

13 Books to Inspire Creativity in Preschool Artists - the first in our Exploring Art History with Preschoolers series ENGLISH

100 Historical Books For Kids- Part 2 | Le Chaim (on the Right)

100 Historical Books For Kids - Part 2

Historical Books for Kids Part 2 - “Since it is so likely that (children) will meet cruel enemies, let them at least have heard of brave knights and heroic courage. Otherwise you are making their future not brighter, but darker.

Kim Possible And Ron Stoppable Get Married | ... 14th art from the Stoppable Wedding Series. Kim and Ron get married

A brilliant fan-art by He is a fantastic artist on Deviantart. He does a great portrayal of Kim Possible and Ron Stoppable. This is his art from the Stoppable Wedding Series. Kim and Ron get married.

architectural watercolors LOVE Inspiration to get my watercolors out and paint some scenes from my travels!:

Fantastic drawings from all over the world…

architectural watercolors LOVE Inspiration to get my watercolors out and paint some scenes from my travels!: - Tap the pin if you love super heroes too! Cause guess what? you will LOVE these super hero fitness shirts!

Art Appreciation and Art History Books for Kids

Art Appreciation for Kids

Art Appreciation for Kids with Usborne Books(Favorite List For Kids)

13 fantastic books about real-life artists.

13 Novels About Real-Life Artists

Take a look at these novels that were inspired by real-life artists, including Pablo Picasso, Edgar Degas, and many more!

21 Biographies for preschool and early elementary. Great picture book biographies. From @noflashcards

21 Picture Book Biographies

21 picture book biographies These picture book biographies are incredible tools to teach children about history, about innovation, and empathy.

Fantastic beasts and where to find them

Fantastic beasts and where to find them

In today’s schools, there’s always a push for literacy integration, and I find stories to be amazing teaching tools in the art room.  I use picture books to supplement my lessons, introduce art history in kid-friendly ways, and begin discussions about creativity, defining art, art concepts, or art careers.

This resource could be used as a great starting point or supplement for a text set. Sometimes in art education, relevant books are hard to find. This art education website has a description of all the books and a link to where you can buy them.

Are you looking for a meaningful way to integrate writing in your social studies classroom?  Try historical journals!  A great way to integrate narrative writing and history!

Classroom DIY: Pioneer Journals

Colonial Journals for StoryPath/Colonial Boston! // Are you looking for a meaningful way to integrate writing in your social studies classroom? Try historical journals! A great way to integrate narrative writing and history!

Wow!!! Thick glue lines on cardboard, glue foil over, add textures with a dull pencil, wipe over with black shoe polish.  WOW!!!

Make It. a Wonderful Life: Owls, Foil, Glue, and Shoe Polish - DIY: Make some fantastic art work by tracing over a coloring book page with glue, covering it with foil and then sponging on and wiping off shoe polish.

Book List for Making Connections: Text to Self, Text to Text and Text to World Books | This Reading Mama

Book List for Making Connections

One important comprehension strategy we want readers to use is making connections. There are three kinds of connections readers make before, during or after reading: text to self – This reminds me of my own life… text to text– This reminds me of another b