1. There is a great book called “GLOBAL ART: Activities, Projects, and Inventions From Around the World” by Mary Ann F. Kohl and Jean Potter. This book has great artistic ideas that can help you teach about culture, science, etc.
2. Another great book is “Teaching Art with Books Kids Love” by Darcie Clark Frohardt. If you need a book that will help you remember the basic elements and principles of design…this is definitely the book to get! The lessons are a bit biased, but you can also alter them quite easily to make them fit your lesson plan.
3. Here is a link that I know you guys will enjoy. Another link is of IIlana Yahav’s work. I think instead of a lightbox, you could use dark sand on top of white paper. For kids who enjoy using their hands, although sand is quite messy, it would be quite a fun project to do depending on the colors they had for a background and the way it would be documented.
4. LESSON PLANS! I have never gotten so many good ideas just from one site! CHECK IT OUT PLEASE!