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The Any Given Child Program

In 2012, the City of Fresno became the tenth U.S. city chosen by the Kennedy Center to participate in the Any Given Child (AGC) program. The program provides assistance in developing and implementing a plan for expanding arts education in the schools, ensuring access and equity to the arts for all students in grades K-8. The assistance from the Kennedy Center is in the form of professional development for teachers and administrators, advice, training, and guidance on arts integration. In partnership with Fresno Office of the Superintendent of Schools (or FOSS and formerly known as Fresno County Office of Education) the Fresno Art Museum was chosen as a partner to provide visual arts to teachers and students and became a visual arts destination for every third grader and their teachers in the Fresno Unified School District (FUSD), which has over 6,000 third grade students. The program was recently expanded to include the Sanger Unified School District.

The Fresno Art Museum curates one exhibition annually which focuses on illustrations and illustrators to support the program and has created, in cooperation with FOSS and FUSD, an arts integrated unit plan.

For the convenience of teachers involved in this program, you can download program materials below:

2017/18 Art Integrated Unit Plan

Pre-Visit Lesson Plans (focusing on three of the elements of art: line, shape, and color)

What is a Museum? (a handout for students)

Suggestions for Teachers to prepare for your museum visit

All teachers planning to visit a museum can share this great video on museum etiquette with students. It was produced by KQED in collaboration with BAVC's youth production project, The Factory, and the de Young Museum's teen ambassador program in San Francisco, CA. Click here to watch.