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E-Presentations: Visual & Performing Arts

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Free Interdisciplinary Content on Joy2Learn Web Site

The Joy2Learn Web site features artists in e-presentations and lesson plans aligned with California standards. And it is available to schools free of charge. Each e-presentation features an internationally renowned artist introducing his or her art form, discussing its history, background, and personal insights. Students can navigate through videos including performances, discussions, and quiz games. The topics and artists in the presentations are:

  • Theater with Hector Elizondo
  • Piano with Alan Gampel
  • Dancing with Gregory Hines
  • Jazz with Wynton Marsalis
  • Painting with Elizabeth Murray
  • Sculpture with Richard Serra
  • Architecture with Frank Gehry

The Joy2Learn e-presentations support curriculum standards in social studies, science, the arts, and English language arts. But they may also be used by general education teachers in elementary or middle schools. 

Although Joy2Learn can be a freestanding experience, it may be more meaningful to students when it is used as a complement to arts instruction in school. The site provides tips for teachers for preparing students for using this program.

To learn more and view the e-presentations, go to the Joy2learn Web site.