ART CURRICULUM INTEGRATION
As many of us know, Art education is so important for youth development in terms of fostering creativity, imagination and critical thinking. Through integration of Arts curriculum, we can help young people explore the world in new and imaginative ways.
We are here to support you on your journey of integrating Art curriculum into your teaching. Our resources have been designed by professional educators to bring out the best in students and help them express themselves through various art forms.
We believe there can be great benefit derived from incorporating Art into our schools. We’d love to discuss with you further about how our materials could help you make a positive impact on student learning and engagement with the Arts.
Combining the creative employment of art
Integrating the Arts with other subjects combines the creative employment of art actions with content from different subject areas, such as history, science, mathematics, language arts, physical education, and technology. .
Collaboration and cross-curriculum integration
Opportunity to investigate
Connecting the relationships
Self-expression and creativity
ART CURRICULUM INTEGRATION | THE GRIT
Plan and Implement
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ART CURRICULUM INTEGRATION NOTES
- Integrating the Arts with other subjects combines the creative employment of art actions with content from different subject areas, such as history, science, mathematics, language arts, physical education, and technology.
- Examples are project- or problem-based or thematic strategies involving collaboration and cross-curriculum integration.
- Developing arts-based student interests, such as animals, cooking, music, or technology, is essential. Students should have an opportunity to investigate and express individual learning differences.
- The National Standards for Arts Education highlights the exposure to outstanding cultural works of art and historical periods to help students appreciate the social role implications. When students connect the relationships concerning the arts, history, and culture in context to their own lives, the arts become meaningful and stimulate personal creativity and self-expression.
- Developing self-expression and creativity may encompass technology to generate creative works and start with a central theme or focus area—like, literacy for storytelling, journals and publications, science, math, and arts using digital images and video production.
- Use students’ interests and involve them in planning to increase ownership and participation.
- Make needed modifications and consider expansion opportunities.
- When the project or product is completed, create time for student presentations.
- Evaluate the project experience and plan the proceeding opportunity, building on the previous occasions.
- Evaluating student skills and involvement in fulfilling the activity is part of the planning process.
- Writing projects that use the World Wide Web (poetry or journalism)
- Video and multimedia projects that feature performing arts, writing, design, editing, and animation (see example video on this page)
- Photography (digital and other formats)
- Music composition, recording, production, and engineering.
- Documenting performing arts performances or presentations.
- Technical aspects of the performing arts, such as set design or lighting.
- Building skills in the arts requires endeavors that develop students’ skills, from reading musical scores to understanding color and mixing paint.
- Students learn what constitutes good skills in the arts by visiting museums, musical or theatrical performances, or viewing films, something enjoyable that could trigger ideas for individual productions.
- When the art form and goal (a performance or a product) have been identified, think about the skills needed to develop the purpose.
- Start with simple concepts and build on what students know—teaching them one step at a time or asking an artist for advice.
- As students practice the skills becoming more confident and capable of expressing themselves, they may discover undiscovered talents.
- Thinking and talking about works of art centers students’ ability to critically evaluate the results of paintings, sculptures, plays, concerts, or dance performances.
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