The title says it all – this piece truly shows how arts integration makes learning jump off of the page and into the child’s life. I love the real-school example, the photos and the way it sets art up as an integral (not elective) part of the curriculum.
The credibility behind the National Gallery of Art makes this lesson list top-notch. Not only can I see using these ideas in the art room, but they provide imaginative ways to connect what’s visual with other areas such as reading, writing and math.
I love the easy to follow text paired with illustrations in this video. It gets the points across without any excess fanfare or flash. The examples make it so simple to translate the ideas into actual teaching.
Using visual arts to teach something other than art itself isn’t exactly a go-to instructional strategy. This article thoughtfully provides specific and distinct reasons for using the arts in the educational process. I feel that it not only offers a basis for integrating the arts with other content areas, but it also explains why it’s so very important.