This course is about making your existing curriculum in Social Studies, Language Arts, Math, Science or Art much more interesting, fun, memorable, and enriching for both you and your students. You will learn how to integrate the Arts: visual arts, drama, literature, dance, and music into your existing lessons, even if you do not have a background in the Arts. Integrating the arts has proven successful for teaching and learning in both multicultural and multilingual settings.
This course presents basic information on how to use art materials that are easily accessible to create sounds, music, drawings, math problems, poems, short stories, journals, and other artistic adventures that reinforce existing curriculum. It recommends specific materials you can use: poster size images or slides of American Art, American and English Poetry, plus hundreds of lesson plans and lesson plan ideas. It provides hundreds of references for future growth as you follow the path of integrating the arts into your classroom
a. To be able to use the arts to improve your student's knowledge and skills in math, social studies, language arts, and science.
b. To be able to assess your student understanding of presented subject matter through art projects.
c. To add excitement and fun to subjects that can come across as dull through traditional ways of teaching, such as reading from text books.
d. To foster creativity, imagination, participation, and intellectual development through using art within existing curriculum.
e. To improve education in multicultural and multilingual settings.
f. To look at the world in a different way and see and experience more than before you completed the course. (You will be more sensitive to outside stimuli).
a. Integrating the Arts into existing curriculum and subjects
b. Intellectual development and learning. Standards in Education
c. Development of imagination and creativity
d. Development of communication, expression, and experience
e. Studying History, Social Studies and Geography
f. Exploration, Discovery, and Science
g. Mathematics taught using the arts
h. Using Art projects to teach required subject matter
i. Making assessments of progress in other subjects through art
j. How to connect with art professionals in your community
k. The value of collaborations
This course is applicable towards the following certificate(s):
*Art History and Appreciation for the Classroom
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