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Lesson plans on the web
In Philosophy resources for educators, page 3.3
This page provides links to a variety of philosophical lesson plans for middle school teachers.
Format: bibliography
Lesson plans on the web
In Philosophy resources for educators, page 2.3
This page provides links to a variety of philosophical lesson plans for elementary teachers.
Format: bibliography
Resources for looking at art
A guide to some of the best websites, activities, and print resources for building visual literacy through the study of art.
Format: article
By Melissa Thibault.
Philosophy resources
In Philosophy resources for educators, page 2.2
This page provides a variety of resources related to elementary philosophy instruction.
Format: bibliography
Philosophy resources
In Philosophy resources for educators, page 3.2
This page provides a variety of resources related to middle school philosophy instruction.
Format: bibliography

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Teaching students to critically view art so as to become more reflective and discriminating in their opinions of various art forms.

See also aesthetic education.

Additional information

Many educators believe that aesthetics education should be infused in all classes, providing another hook for visual learners as they endeavor to incorporate new information into what they already know. Since students can learn to critically view art and relate it to their own lives, the emotional experience evoked by art can facilitate students’ ability to remember newly learned material.

Examples and resources

See the article “Resources for Looking at Art” for Web-based resources for building visual literacy through art.