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Elementary Resource Books
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Beautiful Stuff! Learning with Found Materials
By Cathy Weisman Topal and Lella Gandini

Grades PreK–2 Help nurture children’s creativity through experimentation, reflection, and exploring. Includes activities for sorting and categorizing, and strategies for collecting and organizing found materials. Features individual and group projects. Learn more…
elementary resource book painting
Children and Painting
By Cathy Weisman Topal

Grades PreK–5
Everything you need to teach basic painting concepts and techniques. Complete with step-by-step instructions to help students develop visual awareness using positive feedback. Learn more…
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Art from Many Hands: Multicultural Art Projects
By Jo Miles Schuman

Grades K–8 An excellent resource for fostering cultural awareness and illuminating the world’s artistic traditions. This book features rich content on regional backgrounds and cultures, vivid images, and more. Newly revised and expanded. Learn more…
elementary resource book clay
The Great Clay Adventure
By Ellen Kong

Grades K–6 The complete clay resource! Includes objectives, interdisciplinary links, evaluation criteria, and step-by-step project directions. This book has all the skills and concepts needed for a solid foundation of working with clay. Learn more…
elementary resource book weaving
You Can Weave! Projects for Young Weavers
By Kathleen Monaghan and Hermon Joyner

Grades K–8 An illustrated, step-by-step resource for building a foundation of weaving knowledge and skills. This book makes it easy to introduce weaving to your students using readily available materials. Learn more…
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Thinking with a Line: Teacher’s Guide
By Cathy Weisman Topal

Grades PreK–6 Thinking with a Line provides the structure and support for special needs, and the opportunity to go well beyond the basic lesson for the gifted and talented. This innovative approach uses simple, readily available materials to increase visual learning, motor skills, language development, and critical thinking. Children love to create designs, patterns, and complex structure by printing with small rectangles dipped in ink! Appropriate for diverse learning styles. Learn more…
elementary resource book Helen Cordero
Helen Cordero and the Storytellers of Cochiti Pueblo
By Nancy Shroyer Howard

Grades 2–6 Children get a rare glimpse at pueblo life by exploring the clay storyteller figures of Helen Cordero and other artists of Cochiti Pueblo. Learn more…
elementary resource book puppets masks storytelling
Puppets and Masks: Stagecraft and Storytelling
By Nan Rump

Grades K–6 Incorporate the art of storytelling into your classroom using this easy-to-follow guide. Use simple materials to create elaborate puppets. Great for collaborative learning. Learn more…
elementary resource book poetry
Pictures and Poetry
By Janis Bunchman and Stephanie Bissell Briggs

Grades K–6 Inspirational poems and captivating works of art by well-known artists and authors are presented side by side, encouraging students to connect their own artistic and poetic creations. Includes exercises for making connections. Learn more…
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