George Lucas Educational Foundation

Arts Integration

Bringing the arts into core curricula raises student achievement and improves student engagement. Discover and share strategies for integrating the arts throughout core subject areas.

  • Using Rubik’s Cubes to Teach Math

    A high school math teacher designed hands-on learning experiences and fostered deep engagement with Rubik’s Cubes.
  • Developing Curricula for SEL and the Arts

    Educators are working to encourage the development of social and emotional learning competencies through arts education.
  • Art as Text: Bridging Literacy and the Arts

    Young students can apply language skills to learn to 'read art,' including their own work.
  • 22 Powerful Closure Activities

    Quick activities from DJ summaries to paper snowball fights can be used to check for understanding or emphasize key information at the end of a lesson.
  • Using Art in Assessments

    An assessment called a one-pager has students use art to show what they know—and it can be used across the curriculum.
  • The 8 Minutes That Matter Most

    Like a story, lessons deserve compelling beginnings and endings. From pop culture connections to finishing with a level-up, here are eight strategies for holding students' attention.
  • 4 Reasons to Start Class With a Poem Each Day

    Make a daily habit of starting every ELA class with a poem—they’re short and intense, connect to other reading, and inspire student writing.
  • Why Arts Education Is Crucial, and Who's Doing It Best

    Art and music are key to student development.
  • Music as a Teaching Tool

    Incorporating music into almost any class can be a great way to teach content—and it doesn’t take special training or expensive resources.
  • 4 Benefits of Photography for Autistic Students

    A teacher who has used photography to build student engagement notes particular benefits for students on the spectrum.
  • Resources for STEAM

    Discover information, examples, and tools related to incorporating aspects of the arts, design, and the humanities into STEM-based school activities.
  • STEM to STEAM: Resources Toolkit

    Whether you are looking for resources on integrating science, technology, engineering, and math or on infusing the arts to transform STEM into STEAM, these curated compilations will help you plan different approaches to integrated studies.
  • Arts Integration: Resource Roundup

    All points of arts integration -- from benefits and implementation to linking the arts with core curriculum -- are covered in this roundup of useful Edutopia blog posts, articles, and videos.
  • Fuel Creativity in the Classroom With Divergent Thinking

    Teachers can inspire outside-the-box thinking for students by using problem-based learning, art, music, and inquiry-based feedback.