Sonoma County Office of Education

CCSS and Arts Integration

Arts Integration is an approach to teaching in which students construct and demonstrate understanding through an art form. Students engage in a creative process that connects an art form and another subject, meeting objectives in both content areas. Many teachers are using arts integration as a strategy for teaching 21st century skills and meeting the goals of the Common Core Standards.

Standards and Framework
Visual and Performing Arts Content Standards (pdf)
Visual and Performing Arts Framework (pdf)


Modules and Lessons
Arts Integration as a Model for Rigorous Instruction (pdf)
Common Core in Action: Using the Arts to Spark Learning
Digital Chalkboard
Lesson Plans and Resources for Arts Integration, from Edutopic
Visual Thinking Strategies and the Common Core Standards


Title 1 and CCSS
Embracing Arts Education to Achieve Title 1 Goals (pdf)
Preparing Students for the Next America: The Benefits of Arts Education (pdf)
What School Leaders Can Do to Increase Arts Education (pdf)


Arts Education Resource Links
ArtsEdSearch
California Alliance for Arts Education
CCSESA Arts Initiative
Kennedy Center, ArtsEdge
TeachArts.org

Leilan, Student
"I like Amarosa because there's a much smaller student count and so teachers can be one-on-one with you. They can actually help you and be one-on-one with you while the class is doing something else. I feel like that's a huge game-changer." - Leilan, Student