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Center for Architecture

American Institute of Architects NY | Center for Architecture A leading cultural venue for architecture and the built environment in New York City, K-12 Education offerings include programs for schools, families and youth at the Center and in schools throughout NYC. Free web resources include Teacher Resource Packets on various architecture topics; These materials provide Pre and Post Visit activities for teachers attending one of our Student Day workshops. They include information, activities and resource links on many topics in built environment education.

Building Bridges Activity Guide - Learn about the design and structure of different bridge types to discover how each works to support the load of traffic and span long distance s

Architecture and Design Resources for High School Students - Discover resources and learning opportunities available for students in grades 9-12.

Kids Think Design – A Kids Design Collaborative Project

Kids Design Collaborative is a non-profit design resource dedicated to the education and inspiration of future designers. Its activities include: DESIGN DOSSIERS® a series of books on design for kids 9+ developed in conjunction with Paintbox Press. promotes design thinking and provides a showcase for kids' original projects

Arts Education

HUMBLE - Independent School District - Youth friendly interactive art websites.

Rice University Architecture Mentorship

Rice Architecture Recess Exercises - This K-12 program taking place at Rice University’s campus uses educational materials and techniques developed by Rice Architecture students to provide hands-on introductory workshops on architecture and design that teach students about the built environment.

Salvadori Center - Signup for free lessons on STEAM projects for elementary through middle school youth. Guides for adults engaging youth are included.

FILMEDonSTAGE – Free Streaming Broadway Musicals and Plays - is an online database for filmed Broadway and West End theater. strives to collect in its online database all professionally filmed Broadway and West End theater productions and grows daily as more productions are getting filmed and released to cinemas and home distribution.

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater - Ailey dancers are not performing in a theater, so they wanted to make sure you can still find comfort and joy in the beauty of dance by virtually connecting with their performances. For a limited time, Ailey is sharing full length videos of the Company performing on stage!

Gotham Centerfor New York City History A podcast featuring scholars and experts talking about New York City’s most important historical sites and organizations. Each recording presents a story or narrative about some participating location or institution, which can be used to supplement in-person visits, or to bring the OHNY Weekend experience home to anyone unable to see these NYC treasures. You can also sign up to Gotham’s events newsletter to get advance notice of each new season.

Art Integration

Arts Integration is an approach to teaching in which students construct and demonstrate understanding through an art form.

Arts Edge

Arts Edge is the Kennedy Center's free digital resource for teaching and learning through the Arts. It provides Art lessons, videos, how-to guides and many more for free.


CommonSense - These lesson plans are digitally focused and integrate a number of educational web tools and mobile apps to provide teachers with practical working examples of the effective use of technology in classroom.

Draw Space

Draw Space - A free collection of online drawing classes contains dozens of illustrated lessons for beginning, intermediate and advanced artists. This collection of online drawing classes contains dozens of illustrated lessons for beginning, intermediate and advanced artists.

Google Earth Tour

Tour Builder is a cool web tool that allows users to create narrative stories using text, graphics, pictures, videos and Google Maps. Tour Builder lets you pick the locations right on the map, add in

How to Draw

How to Draw (basics) This site, too, offers drawing lessons. How To Draw It This site also offers drawing lessons.


KinderArt - A great resource packed full of Art lessons for teenagers. Lessons are categorized by age, medium and grade.

Sound Trap

SoundTrap is an excellent collaborative platform for creating music and podcasts online. Several schools have already been implementing this tool in their projects to foster deep learning and develop student's creative, collaborative and communication skills.

Art activities

Art activities - Youth can learn different art activities with items from their home.

Arts Edge

Arts Edge-Music - Youth Learn how to munipulate music and work with sound.

Photography Introduction

Photography Introduction - Youth learn about photography.

Exhibitions and Collections on Google Arts & Culture Platform

Exhibitions and Collections on Google Arts & Culture Platform: Musée d'Orsay: Paris  Take a look at all items in the collection, and enjoy a virtual tour through the museum!

Michigan Architectural Foundation This non-profit organization affiliated with AIA Michigan offers numerous free educational Resources for Kids on their website including the Architecture: It’s Elementary! K-5 Curriculum Guide, Architreks videos exploring architectural topics and Michigan neighborhoods, lists of 100 Essential Architecture Books for kids, and resources for high school students.


PBS American Masters: Frank Gehry - is a Canadian-born American architect, residing in Los Angeles. A number of Gehry’s buildings including his private residence, have become world-renowned attractions. PBS American Masters: Eero Saarinen- Eero Saarinen was a Finnish American architect and industrial designer noted for his neo-futuristic style. Saarinen is known for designing the Washington Dulles International Airport outside Washington, D.C., the TWA Flight Center in New York City, and the Gateway Arch in St. Louis, Missouri.
PBS American Masters : Charles and Ray Eames - Charles Ormond Eames, Jr. and Bernice Alexandra "Ray" Kaiser Eames were an American married couple of industrial designers who made significant historical contributions to the development of modern architecture and furniture through the work of the Eames Office.

The Poetry Foundation The Poetry Foundation, publisher of Poetry magazine, is an independent literary organization committed to a vigorous presence for poetry in our culture. It exists to discover and celebrate the best poetry and to place it before the largest possible audience. The Poetry Foundation works to raise poetry to a more visible and influential position in our culture. The Foundation seeks to be a leader in shaping a receptive climate for poetry by developing new audiences, creating new avenues for delivery, and encouraging new kinds of poetry. Poetry for all ages including podcasts are available.