A spectrum of resources to help students of all ages experience arts and culture education safely.
Prism is a directory of socially-distanced resources that help stimulate creativity. These high-quality lessons, activities, and tools are developed by local arts and cultural organizations to increase access to the benefits of arts education in Birmingham.
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Birmingham Children’s Theater Fall Season 2021
Pre-K, K-5, 6-8, 9-12, University
Theater
Cultural Connections, Diversity Awareness, Social Emotional Learning
English/Language Arts
Moundville Archaeological Park In-Person and Virtual Programs
Pre-K, K-5, 6-8, 9-12, University, Adult, Teacher Education
Visual Arts, Music, Theater, Dance, Media Arts
Cultural Connections, Diversity Awareness, Social Emotional Learning, Environmental Learning
English/Language Arts, STEM (science, technology, engineering, math), World Languages
Culture Cases
Pre-K, K-5, 6-8, 9-12, University, Adult, Teacher Education
Visual Arts, Arts History
Cultural Connections, Diversity Awareness
Social Studies/History
DRUM The Program The Outdoor West African After-School Program
6-8, 9-12
Visual Arts, Music, Dance
Social Emotional Learning
Social Studies/History
Coaching for Educators: Social Emotional Learning Professional Development Workshops
Teacher Education
Visual Arts
Social Emotional Learning
Bloom City
The Flourish Alabama & the Arts Collab
6-8, 9-12
Creative Writing, Theater, Media Arts
Cultural Connections, Diversity Awareness, Social Emotional Learning
English/Language Arts
DiscoverDiscovery Field Trips: Digging Deeper Teacher Resources
Friends of Birmingham Botanical Gardens
Pre-K, K-5
Creative Writing, Visual Arts, Theater
Cultural Connections, Diversity Awareness, Social Emotional Learning, Environmental Learning
English/Language Arts, STEM (science, technology, engineering, math), Social Studies/History
Discovery Field Trip + Companion Storytime: Pollination Observation
Friends of Birmingham Botanical Gardens
Pre-K, K-5
Visual Arts
Environmental Learning
English/Language Arts, STEM (science, technology, engineering, math)
Discovery Field Trip + Companion Storytime: Native American Plant Practices
Friends of Birmingham Botanical Gardens
K-5, 6-8
Creative Writing, Visual Arts
Cultural Connections, Diversity Awareness, Environmental Learning
English/Language Arts, STEM (science, technology, engineering, math), Social Studies/History
Discovery Field Trip + Companion Storytime: The Secret Life of Trees
Friends of Birmingham Botanical Gardens
Pre-K, K-5
Creative Writing, Visual Arts
Social Emotional Learning, Environmental Learning
English/Language Arts, STEM (science, technology, engineering, math)
Discovery Field Trip + Companion Storytime: Exploring Barber Alabama Woodlands
Friends of Birmingham Botanical Gardens
K-5, 6-8
Creative Writing, Visual Arts
Social Emotional Learning, Environmental Learning
English/Language Arts, STEM (science, technology, engineering, math)
Discovery Field Trip + Companion Storytime: George Washington Carver Garden
Friends of Birmingham Botanical Gardens
K-5, 6-8
Creative Writing, Visual Arts, Theater, Arts History
Cultural Connections, Diversity Awareness, Social Emotional Learning, Environmental Learning
English/Language Arts, STEM (science, technology, engineering, math), Social Studies/History
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Birmingham Museum of Art
Pre-K, K-5, 6-8, 9-12, University, Adult, Teacher Education
Visual Arts, Media Arts, Arts History
Cultural Connections
Social Studies/History
Dancing With Words On-Demand Video Teaching Tool
The Dance Foundation
K-5, Teacher Education
Creative Writing, Dance
Social Emotional Learning
English/Language Arts
Affordable Music Lessons in Woodlawn
Mason Music Foundation
Pre-K, K-5, 6-8, 9-12, University, Adult
Music
Cultural Connections, Social Emotional Learning
In-School BCT Programs
Birmingham Children's Theatre
Pre-K, K-5, 6-8, 9-12, Teacher Education
Creative Writing, Music, Theater, Dance
Cultural Connections, Diversity Awareness, Social Emotional Learning, Environmental Learning
English/Language Arts, STEM (science, technology, engineering, math), Social Studies/History
Effective Advocacy 101
DRUM the Program
9-12, University, Adult, Teacher Education
Visual Arts, Media Arts
Cultural Connections, Diversity Awareness, Social Emotional Learning
English/Language Arts, Social Studies/History
Beginner Level Social Studies and Cultural Arts
DRUM the Program
6-8, 9-12
Visual Arts, Music, Dance
Cultural Connections, Diversity Awareness, Social Emotional Learning
Social Studies/History
Ursula Smith Dance Virtual Community Classes
Ursula Smith Dance
K-5, 6-8, 9-12, University, Adult, Teacher Education
Dance
Cultural Connections
The F.I.L.E.S. Arts Project (TFAP) Programs
The F.I.L.E.S. Arts Project (TFAP)
K-5, 6-8, 9-12, University, Adult
Music, Dance, Arts History
Cultural Connections, Diversity Awareness
Business & Careers
Birmingham Civil Rights Institute: Lesson Plans for K-12 students
Birmingham Civil Rights Institute
K-5, 6-8, 9-12
Cultural Connections, Diversity Awareness
English/Language Arts, Social Studies/History
Exposure Community Development Corporation Non-Profit 501(c)3
Exposure Community Development Corporation
K-5, 6-8, 9-12, Adult
Music
Cultural Connections, Diversity Awareness
English/Language Arts, STEM (science, technology, engineering, math)
Virtual Vulcan Student Videos
Vulcan Park and Museum
K-5, 6-8
Visual Arts, Arts History
Cultural Connections, Environmental Learning
STEM (science, technology, engineering, math), Social Studies/History
Student Field Trips
Vulcan Park and Museum
K-5, 6-8, 9-12
Visual Arts, Arts History
Cultural Connections
STEM (science, technology, engineering, math), Social Studies/History
Teacher Professional Development
Vulcan Park and Museum
Teacher Education
STEM (science, technology, engineering, math), Social Studies/History
YayMaker.com
Yaymaker.com
6-8, 9-12, University, Adult
Visual Arts
Cultural Connections
Capoeira Angola
International Capoeira Angola Foundation - Birmingham Chapter
Pre-K, K-5, 6-8, 9-12, University, Adult, Teacher Education
Music, Dance
Cultural Connections, Diversity Awareness, Social Emotional Learning
Social Studies/History
Ask the Zoo!
Birmingham Zoo
Pre-K, K-5, 6-8, 9-12, University, Adult
Environmental Learning
STEM (science, technology, engineering, math)
Teaching & Directing Virtually
Red Mountain Theatre Company
Teacher Education
Music, Theater, Dance
English/Language Arts
Page to Stage
Red Mountain Theatre Company
Pre-K, K-5, 6-8, 9-12
Theater
Cultural Connections, Social Emotional Learning
English/Language Arts
Introduction to Musical Theatre
Red Mountain Theatre Company
K-5, 6-8, 9-12
Music, Theater, Dance
Cultural Connections
Private Music Lessons
Dawson Music Academy
K-5, 6-8, 9-12, University, Adult
Music
Social Emotional Learning
ArtPlay Lunch and Learns
ArtPlay
University, Adult
Cultural Connections
Social Studies/History
ArtPlay Classes, Meet the Artist Series, Family Days, and Vocabby’s World
ArtPlay
Pre-K, K-5, 6-8, 9-12, University, Adult
Creative Writing, Visual Arts, Music, Theater, Dance, Media Arts
Cultural Connections, Social Emotional Learning
English/Language Arts
Arts Integration Professional Development
Greater Birmingham Arts Education Collaborative
Teacher Education
Creative Writing, Visual Arts, Music, Theater, Dance, Media Arts, Arts History
Cultural Connections, Diversity Awareness, Social Emotional Learning
English/Language Arts, STEM (science, technology, engineering, math), Social Studies/History
Collaborating Schools Program
Greater Birmingham Arts Education Collaborative
Pre-K, K-5, 6-8, 9-12
Creative Writing, Visual Arts, Music, Theater, Dance, Media Arts
Cultural Connections, Diversity Awareness, Social Emotional Learning
English/Language Arts, STEM (science, technology, engineering, math), Social Studies/History
City Center Art
Space One Eleven
K-5, 6-8
Visual Arts, Arts History
Cultural Connections, Diversity Awareness, Social Emotional Learning
Alabama Charcoal
Space One Eleven
9-12
Visual Arts, Arts History
Cultural Connections, Diversity Awareness, Social Emotional Learning
McWane on the Web–Digital Documentaries
McWane on the Web--Digital Documentaries
Pre-K, K-5, 6-8, 9-12, Adult, Teacher Education
Visual Arts, Media Arts
Cultural Connections, Diversity Awareness, Social Emotional Learning, Environmental Learning
English/Language Arts, STEM (science, technology, engineering, math), Social Studies/History
McWane on the Web–Live Stream Experiments
McWane Science Center
Pre-K, 9-12
Visual Arts, Theater
Cultural Connections, Social Emotional Learning, Environmental Learning
STEM (science, technology, engineering, math)
McWane on the Web–Digital Workshops
McWane Science Center
Pre-K, 9-12
Creative Writing
Cultural Connections, Social Emotional Learning, Environmental Learning
STEM (science, technology, engineering, math)
BIRMINGHAM CIVIL RIGHTS INSTITUTE ORAL HISTORY PROJECT
Birmingham Civil Rights Institute
K-5, 6-8, 9-12, University, Adult, Teacher Education
Cultural Connections
English/Language Arts
Virtual Conductor Masterclasses
Alabama Symphony Orchestra
K-5, 9-12, Teacher Education
Music
Cultural Connections
Virtual Moundville Native American Festival
Moundville Archaeological Park
Pre-K, K-5, 6-8, 9-12, University, Adult, Teacher Education
Visual Arts, Dance, Arts History
Cultural Connections, Diversity Awareness, Social Emotional Learning, Environmental Learning
English/Language Arts, STEM (science, technology, engineering, math), Social Studies/History
Statewide High School Juried Art Exhibit
Shelby County Arts Council
9-12
Visual Arts
Cultural Connections
Business & Careers
Iron Pour Experience with Sloss Metal Arts
Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark
K-5, 6-8, 9-12, University, Adult
Visual Arts
STEM (science, technology, engineering, math), Social Studies/History
Virtual One-on-One Sewing
Bib & Tucker Sew-Op
6-8, 9-12, University, Adult
Visual Arts
Cultural Connections, Diversity Awareness, Social Emotional Learning, Environmental Learning
STEM (science, technology, engineering, math), Business & Careers
QUARK
Bib & Tucker Sew-Op
K-5, 9-12, Teacher Education
Visual Arts, Arts History
Cultural Connections, Diversity Awareness, Social Emotional Learning
STEM (science, technology, engineering, math), Social Studies/History
David Hockney: Six Fairy Tales
Shelby County Arts Council
6-8, 9-12, University, Adult, Teacher Education
Creative Writing, Visual Arts, Arts History
Cultural Connections
English/Language Arts
Birmingham Themed STEAM
Vulcan Park and Museum
K-5, 6-8
Visual Arts, Arts History
Cultural Connections
STEM (science, technology, engineering, math), Social Studies/History
Birmingham History at Home
Vulcan Park and Museum
K-5, 6-8
Creative Writing, Visual Arts, Arts History
Cultural Connections
STEM (science, technology, engineering, math), Social Studies/History
Virtual Museum Tour Series
Vulcan Park and Museum
K-5, 6-8
Cultural Connections
STEM (science, technology, engineering, math), Social Studies/History
Creature Copycat
Birmingham Zoo
Pre-K, K-5
Environmental Learning
STEM (science, technology, engineering, math)
It’s Alive!
Birmingham Zoo
Pre-K, K-5
Environmental Learning
STEM (science, technology, engineering, math)
Animals of Central and South America
Birmingham Zoo
6-8, 9-12
Cultural Connections, Diversity Awareness, Environmental Learning
STEM (science, technology, engineering, math), Social Studies/History, World Languages
Zoo Careers
Birmingham Zoo
K-5, 6-8, 9-12, University, Adult
Environmental Learning
STEM (science, technology, engineering, math), Business & Careers
Movement to Music
The Dance Foundation
Pre-K
Dance
Social Emotional Learning
English/Language Arts, STEM (science, technology, engineering, math)
Brain Body Balance: social-emotional learning through movement
The Dance Foundation
K-5
Dance
Social Emotional Learning
English/Language Arts
Dancing With Words
The Dance Foundation
K-5
Dance
Social Emotional Learning
English/Language Arts
Culture Bridge: eLearning Across Asia
Birmingham Museum of Art
K-5, 6-8, 9-12, University, Teacher Education
Creative Writing, Visual Arts, Arts History
Cultural Connections
English/Language Arts, Social Studies/History