Great Lakes Center For The Arts
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Performing Arts
Resources for Educators

The Great Lakes Center for the Arts is compiling a list of resources available on the internet to help teachers offer virtual performing arts lessons for students. Below are some links to quality programming. Check back frequently for updates to this page.

We’re looking forward to the day we can all sit together and watch a live event at the Center, but until then, try these:


For More Information

Contact Education Director, Heather Russell at

The Kennedy Center

A wealth of resources, lesson plans, wide variety of topics (arts and other) – ready to open and use!

  • Adjective Monster
  • A Butterfly’s Life Cycle Dance
  • Aesop’s Fables: Comedy & Tragedy Masks
  • Animal Habitats
  • Visual Storytelling
  • The Art of Baseball
  • Counting Crows: Puppet Problem Solving
  • Jazz Music, Dance, and Poetry
  • Get Dramatic: Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle
  • Creating Comic Strips
  • Balancing Mobiles
  • Discovering National Parks
  • Identity Boxes: Symbols of My Identity
  • Trees in Nature and Art
  • Elements of Myth
  • Creating Myth Play Scripts
  • Discovering Rhythm, Improv, Jazz, and Poetry
  • Joan Miro and Surrealism
  • Fractured Families in American Drama
  • Creating Fictional Characters
Resources for teachers to help with online educating and links to other sites with free lesson plans for virtual instruction

The National Endowment for the Humanities

Lesson plans, links, resources, teacher guides, etc. from the National Endowment for the Humanities, all levels.

Next Gen events would not be possible without the generous support of

  • Theater
  • Dance
  • Music
  • Intellectual Dialogue
  • Movies & Film
  • Education