Lesson Plans

Prepared under the supervision of curriculum development specialists from the Sarasota County School District, our age-appropriate lessons address applicable learning intentions and success criteria expected of every student while engaging students in our core values: diversity, inclusion, integrity and respect.

Of 206 teachers surveyed in 2020, 97% of teachers availing themselves of our lesson plans and teaching materials felt they were meaningful and beneficial tools for their classes and enhanced the field trip experience.

"I can't believe how truly RICH the resources are for regular classroom teachers without extensive art training.
I plan to continue integrating art into my classroom so my students can see, observe, and appreciate art and the world around them."
Elementary School Teacher

Educator Lesson Plans

Created by teachers for teachers, these lesson plans and accompanying PowerPoint presentations utilizes EOD artwork and quotes to convey lessons on diversity, inclusion, respect and integrity.

All lessons contain connections to Social Emotional Learning Tenets (SEL) and the Florida Standards, with several lessons tied directly to ELA textbooks.

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Virtual Lessons

Created by teachers and teaching artists, our bite-size, self-paced video lessons are great for homeschool, classroom and eLearners alike.

Utilizing diverse teaching strategies, each lesson is geared towards a specific Social Emotional Learning Tenet (SEL) and grade level.

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Reading Art Online PD Course

Created by Jessica DiLorenzo (Arts Integration Specialist, Sarasota County Schools / Any Given Child Sarasota) and Inspired by Melanie Rick's Reading Art Across the Curriculum and Visual Thinking Strategies, the EOD Reading Art lesson provides the framework and tools to explore EOD artwork using evidence-based, critical thinking strategies.

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Remote Arts Weekly Listing

Embracing Our Differences is proud to support student learning during the COVID-19 Pandemic.

From April 6 to Aug. 17, Embracing Our Differences and members of the Suncoast Arts Reach (Remote Education and Creative Homes) Task Force curated 20 weekly listings of over 100 bite-size creative remote learning opportunities for families. All weekly listings have been archived and can be found below.

Stay tuned for more opportunities from local arts organizations after all local schools resume classes in September.

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