Sure students know who Vincent Van Gogh, E.B. White, and Roald Dahl are. But what do they know about contemporary authors, and artists? Well now they can learn. Culture Street is a organization that is based out of the UK that is determined to introduce students to contemporary artists, writers, filmmakers, and performers. Culture Street’s goal is to encourage creativity in the classroom…and beyond.
With four distinct channels to learn from (Arts, Film, Books, Stage) students will have the opportunity to view videos, listen to interviews, have access to interactive activities and watch workshops for better understanding of how professionals work.
The book channel (a personal favorite of mine) allows the user to create their own picture book, and comic book. You must be a registered member to access many of the elements on the site so parents should be involved. Teachers have the opportunity to pre-made lessons and tie-ins to current learning trends to help integrate the arts into everyday subjects. Even though the organization is based out to the UK, foreign educators and parents should not shy away from this fun rewarding activity. Thank your