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Resource Guide:
Art for Elementary Education

Websites and Digital Archives

Subject Headings

Subject headings are selected terms to represent a topic. Searching subject headings in the library catalog will bring the most complete list of results. Below are some example subject headings. More subject headings can be located in the red books at the reference desk.

  • Elementary education
  • Primary education
  • Art
  • Art—Education
  • Art—Study and teaching (Early childhood)
  • Evaluation
  • Self-expression
  • Child development
  • Children
  • Teaching methods
  • Lesson planning
  • Visual arts
  • Painting
  • Drawing
  • Safety

Research Databases

Online Journals

The following journals supply articles to the library’s databases. You can see if a specific journal supplies articles to our databases by searching the journal title on the library journal page.

  • Art Education
  • Studies in Art Education: a Journal of Issues and Research
  • International Journal of Education through Art
  • International Journal of Education & the Arts
  • Arts Education Policy Review
  • The Elementary School Teacher
  • The Elementary School Journal
  • Teaching Artist Journal
  • Journal of Art & Design Education
  • International Journal of Art & Design Education

Print Materials at the Von Canon Library

Below are some selected materials in the library with their shelving locations. Browsing in the listed areas of the library will help you find more materials for your topic.

Title Call Number
The Story in the Picture: Inquiry and Art-Making with Young ChildrenLB 1139.5 .A78 M85 2009
The Language of Art: Inquiry-Based Studio Practices in Early Childhood SettingsLB 1139.5 .A78 P45 2006
Art Education: A Critical NecessityN 105 .L48 1991
Art in the Elementary School: Drawing, Painting and Creating for the ClassroomN 350 .L467
Teaching Art: (Re)Imagining IdentityeBook
ArtBreak : A Creative Guide to Joyful and Productive ClassroomseBook
Art Teaching: Elementary Through Middle SchooleBook
Readings in Primary Art EducationeBook
Art Is Fundamental: Teaching the Elements and Principles of Art in Elementary SchooleBook
The Arts in Children's Lives: Context, Culture, and CurriculumeBook