BPS Arts Specialists inspire thousands of Boston youth to explore identity, think critically, build community through creative process. The Visual & Performing Arts Department supports our teachers and school leaders with information, materials, structures and opportunities that deepen our collective work and embed it in district-wide systems.

BPS arts educators and administrators will find a wealth of resources on this page. Partner teaching artists and arts organizations can visit our Partners Connection page for resources and support. Visitors from outside Boston Public Schools are invited to contact us at info@bpsarts.org for further information.

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  • PBS Learning Media: February Resources

    Jan 31, 2017

    Check out these African American History Month resources from PBS Learning Media. Explore the topics for arts lesson plans, as well as inspiration for project content.Civil Rights: Then and NowHow do issues from the Civil Rights Movement resonate today? This special collection of videos, photos, lesson plans, letters, and interviews[…]

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  • ARTSEDGE: Kennedy Center African American History Month Resources

    Jan 31, 2017

    A wealth of resources awaits at ARTSEDGE. Learn about the African American experience through the arts — and discover the contributions of African Americans to the history and culture of the United States.Click here for lesson plans and more: https://artsedge.kennedy-center.org/themes/african-american-history

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  • Arts Integration & Collective Impact

    Aug 29, 2016

    Arts IntegrationArts Integration Connections - artsedge.kennedy-center.org - How arts integration aligns with major trends in education, including 21st Century Skills, Universal Design for Learning, Differentiated Instruction, and The Whole Child.Collective ImpactArts Education for America's Students: A Shared Endeavor - A statement created by the National Art Education Association and 12[…]

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