Integrating the Arts Across the Content Areas (Strategies to Integrate the Arts)

Integrating the Arts Across the Content Areas (Strategies to Integrate the Arts)
By Lisa Donovan;Louise Pascale

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Bring the arts back into the classroom with arts-based activities and strategies to use in language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies instruction. Developed in conjunction with Lesley University, this resource helps teachers to gain a better understanding of why and how to use the arts to reach and engage students. Developed to help motivate disengaged students, this professional resource provides activities, concrete examples, and stories from teachers already implementing art-based curriculum. The strategies are presented in categories that include: dramatic movement, storytelling, poetry, music/rhythm, and visual arts. This resource supports College and Career Readiness Standards.

About Shell Education
Rachelle Cracchiolo started the company with a friend and fellow teacher. Both were eager to share their ideas and passion for education with other classroom leaders. What began as a hobby, selling lesson plans to local stores, became a part-time job after a full day of teaching, and eventually blossomed into Teacher Created Materials. The story continued in 2004 with the launch of Shell Education and the introduction of professional resources and classroom application books designed to support Teacher Created Materials curriculum resources. Today, Teacher Created Materials and Shell Education are two of the most recognized names in educational publishing around the world.


Product Details

  • Amazon Sales Rank: #359136 in Books
  • Brand: Shell Education
  • Model: 50845
  • Published on: 2012-10-01
  • Original language: English
  • Number of items: 1
  • Dimensions: 9.25" h x .60" w x 7.33" l, .88 pounds
  • Binding: Paperback
  • 224 pages

Features

  • Bring the arts back into the classroom with this valuable teaching resource
  • Assists teachers in gaining a better understanding of why and how to use the arts to reach and engage students
  • Features activities, concrete examples, and stories from teachers already implementing art-based curriculum
  • Strategic categories include dramatic movement, storytelling, poetry, music, rhythm, and visual arts

Editorial Reviews

About the Author
Lisa Donovan, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor in the Fine and Performing Arts Department at the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts and was former director of the Creative Arts in Learning Division at Lesley University. Her scholarly interests include arts integration, arts and literacy, and arts-based research. Dr. Donovan has taught and presented across the United States as well as internationally.


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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful.
5The Arts and the Common Core can co-exist
By Sally Rogers
This book has arrived at a time when teachers need it most. Schools across the country are currently focusing all their efforts on teaching to meet the new Common Core Standards. Integrating the Arts Across the Content Areas re-assures teachers that they can meet the standards and teach creatively at the same time, all the while addressing needs for differentiated instruction and thematic learning. Every classroom teacher should read this book cover to cover to find great solutions to meeting standards and also the needs of every child in their classroom. Focusing on how arts strategies can meet curricular needs, the book is divided logically into seven chapters, six of which focus on individual art forms (poetry, music, storytelling, theater, visual arts and movement)and adaptations for their use in the classroom. The seventh chapter addresses planning and assessment, key to the success of an integrated arts classroom. Each chapter includes sidebars with fabulous resources, ways to meet the standards and activities to prepare the teacher to teach in this "new" way.

If we are to teach our students 21st century skills, we can no longer teach to the test. By the time the test is taken, new knowledge and skills will be needed to succeed in our rapidly changing world. But by using arts strategies to teach in all content areas, we are also teaching focus, creative thinking, problem solving, and collaboration. Students learn how to make connections across areas of study, and new ways to show they know what they know. These are skills that our students will have to have in this century to survive. Donovan and Pascale have given teachers a highly readable, practical text for teachers who haven't given up on the art of teaching. I would go so far as to say that if the lessons of this book were employed in every classroom across the nation, we would see a dramatic increase in success among the students who usually fail, and an increase in productivity and creativity in all students.

0 of 0 people found the following review helpful.
4I love this book
By Art Lover
I love this book. It provides great activities for integrating arts in the elementary curriculum. The Table of Content shows at the end Appendix A thru E from pages 197 - 210. However the book ends at page 200 and rest of the pages are simply missing. So I am not able to see the references on page 210. I already wrote all over the book now and I do not want to return it but disappointed.

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful.
5Arts Across the Content Area
By dcb
This book is full of great ideas for integrating the arts into various academic areas. The ideas are written in a clear format and can be used in an instant. Each main area of art is included. I have ordered numerous copies to share with mentoring teaching artists who work with classroom teacher training.

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