Creative arts resources for primary schools
These resources produced by the NSW Department of Education and Communities were distributed free to all NSW public schools. Check your school resource library to find copies.
Online resources for dance, drama, music and visual arts can be found on the relevant pages from the left hand menu.
arts action (CD-ROM) 2002
|Beyond the frame (kit) 2000|
This kit of 34 images of artworks from NSW regional galleries highlights historical and contemporary Australian and Australian Aboriginal works and provides activities that make a connection with the student’s local environment and community.
See a sample from Beyond the frame
Please note: Beyond the frame is out of print
|Enter Art (image kit) 2000|
Sixteen images of contemporary and historical works from Australia and Asia from the permanent collection of the Art Gallery of NSW are accompanied by teaching notes for art making and appreciation.
See a sample from Enter Art
Please note: Enter Art is out of print
Shaping ideas (book) 1997
|Exploring the worlds of K-6 Drama: Ancient Anna to the Cloth of Dreams (book and video) 1999|
A book and video pack providing classroom support for generalist primary school teachers who have little or no experience in drama education and are looking for assistance to guide them in planning and programming.
Please note: Exploring the worlds of K-6 Drama is out of print
|Navigating drama K-6 (video) 1999 |
A video that takes the drama teacher on a journey through the teaching of drama in the primary classroom.
Please note: Navigating drama K-6 is out of print
|Quantum leaps (book, video, CD) 2001|
Teachers in primary schools will find this Quantum leaps package of resources assists them to develop learning programs in dance for students in Early Stage 1 to Stage 3. The three components of the package: the book, the video and the CD, provide information, programming suggestions and examples, demonstrations of dance performance and dance music.
See a sample from Quantum leaps
Please note: Quantum Leaps is out of print
|Sync or swing (book and audio CD) 1997|
A resource for teaching music K-6 which includes a teacher’s book and an audio CD. The resource is based on a broad range of repertoire, in keeping with the repertoire categories in the music strand of the Creative Arts K-6 Syllabus.
Please note: Sync or swing is out of print
|Vocal-Ease 1 and 2 (book and audio CD) 1999|
A resource to help teachers in primary schools to develop sequential vocal activities, from chanting to choral performance. It provides innovative ideas with new strategies and techniques for planning and programming music.
Please note: Vocal-Ease 1 and 2 is out of print
|Vocal-Ease 3 and 4 (book and audio CD) 2002|
This resource builds on classroom repertoire and teaching activities found in Vocal-Ease 1 and 2, providing sequenced learning of songs and chants in a range of musical styles and cultural contexts.
Please note: Vocal-Ease 3 and 4 is out of print