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Instructional Resources Gallery - Unit Plans


In response to the Members Needs Assessment Survey, the NAEA Instructional Resources
Gallery was launched at the 2010 NAEA National Convention, previewing the first exemplary lessons in what will take shape as a vast online collection of visual arts lesson/unit plans and supporting resources. To expand the Instructional Resources Gallery and make it a vital and growing member benefit, we need dedicated members to both contribute their best plans and to agree to serve as reviewers.

All NAEA members are encouraged to submit a lesson plan for consideration for possible publication in the Gallery. View the Instructional Resources Gallery Procedures Map for the six steps.

NAEA Division Directors (Elementary, Middle, or Secondary) provide oversight to the review process. Biannual review dates are December 1 and June 1, though lesson/unit plans can be submitted anytime. Submissions may take more than one cycle for review before publishing. ATTN: Multi-divisional art educators should select age-appropriate lessons for a specific division.

Highly qualified art educators across the nation are being sought to serve on NAEA regional review panels. If you are interested, please contact a NAEA Division Director: Elementary, Middle, or Secondary. Contact information can be found on the Board of Directors page: The review cycle is a 3-month commitment of time working with an author and the Regional Division Director to refine and revise the lesson for publication. Final review by the Board of Directors will take place before publication in the Instructional Resources Gallery of the NAEA Virtual Learning Community.

Follow these steps to submit a lesson/unit plan for consideration and inclusion in the NAEA Instructional Resources Gallery:

1. View the NAEA-Approved Lesson/Unit Plans Biannual Review Cycle Procedures Map

2. Download and complete the NAEA Lesson/Unit Plan Template

3. Send completed forms to NAEA:

E-mail (preferred): 
Fax: 703-860-2960
Mail: 1806 Robert Fulton Drive, Suite 300, Reston, VA 20191



National Art Education Association (NAEA)
1806 Robert Fulton Drive
Suite 300
Reston, VA 20191
P: 703.860.8000
F: 703.860.2960