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For Schools - Arts Integration

Artful Connections with Science (ACS) 

Combines visual arts-integrated lessons with hands-on experiential learning opportunities in the classroom that makes science concepts more approachable, understandable, concrete, and relevant. The alignment of visual arts with the Next Generation science standards enables teachers to successfully engage all types of learners and provides students with vital analytical and 21st-century skills that transfer to other disciplines.


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Artful Connections with Math (ACM) 

An innovative program that uses visual arts integration strategies to support math learning for all types of learners. The curriculum addresses a broad range of learning styles through hands-on activities that encourage critical thinking, problem-solving, and creativity. This program helps students make abstract math concepts more approachable, understandable, concrete, and relevant.


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Artful Connections with English Language Art (ACELA)

A visual and language art integrated program that provides students with an opportunity to improve their ability to communicate, increase their vocabulary, and learn to read an artwork as text as they increase their artistic knowledge, skills, and abilities. Students increase their capacity to critically analyze works of art, as they generate and respond to essential questions, make predictions, and compare and contrast visual images.


"I love the brief videos that allow me to see the various stages of the lessons, and how I can easily download the lesson plan and materials. Not only are the lessons high-quality, but they are accessible and practical. Integrating content areas such as math and art is key in preparing students for real-life in which they will be required to draw on knowledge of various disciplines and use different skill sets. Unsurprisingly, my students are very engaged in the lessons and express positive feelings about them. I have shared your wonderful resource with my second and third-grade colleagues!" - Gabrielle Brick, 2nd Grade Teacher, San Lorenzo Valley United School District Charter School 


Math & Art Integration Videos and Lesson Plans

These lesson plans and training videos for 2nd and 3rd-grade teachers are brought to you as a free public service, courtesy of a three-year collaboration between the Armory and Pasadena Unified School District. Follow the links below to access these engaging training videos and download PDFs for each lesson plan. We encourage you to use these lessons in your classroom and share this resource with your colleagues. 

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Contact Us

The Armory's Artful Connections programs have been thoroughly evaluated and demonstrate marked improvements in students' pre-and post-test scores related to the integrated core subjects. Find out how we can support your student's academic and life goals. Contact our Executive Director Leslie A. Ito at or (626) 792-5101 x114.  



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 Armory Center for the Arts gratefully recognizes the funders of its Artful Connections programs:  

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