CASETA Early Texas Art Curriculum
In 2004 – 2005 with a grant from the Texas Education Agency, CASETA collaborated with the North Texas Institute for Educators on the Visual Arts (NTIEVA) at the University of North Texas to design and develop instructional materials on early Texas art for teachers in the elementary and middle school environment. Using work by early Texas artists the NTIEVA team designed three prototype units.
They can be accessed here:
Subsequently, the NTIEVA team, with support from the Priddy Foundation, developed a unit of instruction, Documenting Life, Land and Culture, which focused on the work of early Wichita Falls area artists. This unit offers a prototype of how teachers and students can mine their own community for its artistic heritage. It can be accessed here:
Documenting Life, Land and Culture
A unit on exploring early Texas was developed by Heather White, a graduate student at the University of North Texas. It can be accessed here:
Collections and Collecting: Exploring Early Texas Art
Curriculum resources on Hispanic Art in Texas are also available on the NTIEVA website. They can be accessed here:
The objectives of all of these instructional units and resources are correlated to the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS), and incorporate extensive examples of Texas art to teach these objectives.
The units and the resources include teacher and student materials.