Teacher Resource Guides

Resource Guides and other curriculum materials are essential components of NJPAC’s Arts Education Programs. The guides are based upon New Jersey Core Curriculum Content Standards and also provide discussion ideas, activities, and reading resources to promote arts literacy in your classroom.

Each guide contains:

  • Biographies of artists and companies
  • Glossary of terms relating to the specific production
  • Vocabulary relating to the specific arts discipline
  • A historical, sociological, and/or cultural perspective on the performance
  • Pertinent pre- and post-performance activities
  • Activities on teaching science through the appropriate arts discipline
  • Bibliography and other relevant resources
  • How performances and activities can be used in the classroom and relate to NJ Core Curriculum Content Standards

2018 - 2019 Teacher Resource Guides

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

Arturo O'Farrill

Beats, Rhymes and Tap Shoes with Maurice Chestnut

Character Rocks

Freedom Bound

From Jazz to Hip Hop

Magic Tree House: Showtime with Shakespeare


Nai Ni Chen: The Legend of the First Chinese New Year

Nai Ni Chen: Year of the Pig

Shadow Play

The Nutcracker

Tomas and the Library Lady

Turning 15 on the Road to Freedom

The Rainbow Fish

Women and the Word: A Poetic Herstory

2017 - 2018 Teacher Resource Guides

Previous Teacher Resource Guides

2016 - 2017

State Ballet Theater of Russia's Cinderella

Brown Bear, Brown Bear and Other Treasured Stories by Eric Carle

MLK to this Day

Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company Year of the Rooster

Mayhem Poets

A Year with Frog and Toad

David Gonzalez's Sleeping Beauty

Elephant & Piggie's We Are in a Play!

Mufaro's Beautiful Daughters

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

Stefon Harris

2015 - 2016

Romeo and Juliet

Goodnight Moon

Elio Villafranca and the Jass Syncopators

Three Little Birds

Rosa Parks

Cat in the Hat

Out of Bounds

2014 - 2015

2013 - 2014

2012 - 2013

2011 - 2012

2010 - 2011

2009 - 2010

2008 - 2009

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