ARTS FIRST Toolkit
The Essential Arts Toolkit for the K-5 Classroom Teacher, Hawaii Fine Arts Grade Level Guide is a product of the ARTS FIRST Partners’ strategic plan for arts education. It provides tools for teachers to facilitate their students’ achievement of the Hawaiʻi Content and Performance Standards III Fine Arts standards. It is designed to give teachers useful examples of art lessons that they can adapt to their own classroom at each grade level. Examples include lessons in four art forms: visual arts, music, drama, and dance. Many of the lessons integrate state benchmarks in the art form with another core content area – math, language arts, science or social studies.