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StARTer Units are a P.S. ARTS program that include a 10-week curriculum guide, supplies, and access to online resources for classroom teachers to integrate art into the school day. Each stARTer unit provides teachers with step-by-step instructions, key vocabulary, reflection questions, slides, and resources. The units include photographs that demonstrate activities and highlight the artists whose work inspired the lessons.

StARTer units include: 

  • Ten grade-banded (K-2 and 3-5th) 50 minute sequential lesson plans
  • Lessons are in alignment with CA Visual and Performing Arts Standards (VAPA) 
  • All necessary supplies, including a downloadable music playlist for Dance.

 The stARTer units provide the framework to help students: 

  • Consider how individuals and cultures are represented in art and the media. 
  • Experience storytelling through art. 
  • Recognize the role of artists and creatives in identifying, raising awareness of, and addressing social issues.

To learn more about stARTer units, please fill out our online form or email



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