Arts Education

Teaching Arts Disciplines

Teaching Arts Disciplines by Education Librarian

Listed below are selected teacher resources for teaching in Arts disciplines.

Teacher Resources

ArtBreak: A creative guide to joyful and productive classrooms

by Katherine Ziff

Grades: K-5

Integrating theory and practice from art therapy, counseling, and child-centered education, ArtBreak offers a guide to choice-based, guided play experience based on the developmental and restorative possibilities of art making.

Integrating the arts across the elementary school curriculum

by R. Phyllis Gelineau

Grades: K-7

This book’s concise chapters focus on the practical application and integration of arts in the elementary curriculum. Each chapter explores a different discipline in arts education, including drama, music, dance, and art, and provides easy to implement activities that can be adapted to different subjects, classrooms, and ages.

Finding More Resources

To find more resources in this area, try the following:

  • Search using the General tab on the UBC Library website to look for material in all UBC Library branches.
  • Search using “Search Education Resources” box in the left hand bar on the Education Library website to limit your results to materials in the Education Library.
  • Use specific search terms to narrow your results, such as “Arts–Study and teaching (Elementary)”, “Arts–Study and teaching (Secondary)”, “Arts–Study and teaching”
  • To find lesson plans, include “lesson plans”, “lesson planning”, or “activity programs” in your search terms.

For more help with searching, please visit the Library Service Desk or e-mail

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