Arts Integration

Arts Integration is an approach to teaching in which students construct and demonstrate understanding through an art form. Students engage in a creative process which connects an art form with another subject area and meets evolving objectives in both.
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This is a template for lessons developed by the San Francisco Unified School District SLANT Cohort. (Replace this text with a short description of your SLANT-inspired lesson. Then add learning goals, keywords, standards alignments, subjects, and grades in their respective fields.)

I have added an extension for students to explore Ekphrastic Poetry.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Author:
Lindsey Shepard
Date Added:
08/08/2019
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This is a template for lessons developed by the San Francisco Unified School District SLANT Cohort. (Replace this text with a short description of your SLANT-inspired lesson. Then add learning goals, keywords, standards alignments, subjects, and grades in their respective fields.)

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Author:
Karen de Sousa
Date Added:
08/08/2019
Adapting a Musical
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This lesson explores the implications of developing a musical from a literary text or an historical event, and includes suggestions for immersing students into the creative process of building a musical.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Reading
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
Kennedy Center ARTSEDGE
Provider Set:
ARTSEDGE
Author:
Jayne Karsten
Date Added:
10/10/2010
Alexander Calder: Master of Balance
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Viewing mobiles created by sculptor Alexander Calder, students learn about the function and form of levers. They build mobiles, experiment with balancing levers, and equilibrium.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Visual Arts
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Reading
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
Kennedy Center ARTSEDGE
Provider Set:
ARTSEDGE
Author:
Eileen Ewald
Jill Gerlman
Date Added:
10/10/2010
Amazing Fibonacci
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Using the Fibonacci sequence of numbers, your students study math concepts of pattern, recursion, Pi and the Golden Ratio, developing their ability to analyze the structure of music.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Reading
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
Kennedy Center ARTSEDGE
Provider Set:
ARTSEDGE
Author:
Ann Reilly
Date Added:
10/10/2010
America, A Home for Every Culture
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Students will discuss and explore the cultures that have contributed to making the United States the unique and diverse country it is today.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
U.S. History
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Assessment
Lesson Plan
Reading
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
Kennedy Center ARTSEDGE
Provider Set:
ARTSEDGE
Author:
Rebecca Haden
Date Added:
10/10/2010
An American Scene Painter
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Students learn about American artist Charles Burchfield. Students capture information and sketches in a journal, then use these ideas to create an original watercolor.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Visual Arts
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Reading
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
Kennedy Center ARTSEDGE
Provider Set:
ARTSEDGE
Author:
Daniella Garran
Date Added:
10/10/2010
Analyzing Photographs: From Theory to Practice
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Throughout this lesson, students will examine works of art and learn tools to analyze and discuss photography.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Visual Arts
Material Type:
Assessment
Lesson Plan
Reading
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
Kennedy Center ARTSEDGE
Provider Set:
ARTSEDGE
Author:
Daniella Garran
Jeremy Glatstein
Date Added:
10/10/2010
Andes Manta
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Andes Manta performs the vibrant music of the Andes on more than 35 traditional instruments. From the lyrical sound of the quena, or Andean Flute, to the haunting tones of the six-foot long pan-pipes, the music of Andes Manta is an experience that never fails to bring audiences to their feet.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Performing Arts
Material Type:
Lecture
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
Kennedy Center ARTSEDGE
Provider Set:
ARTSEDGE
Date Added:
09/15/2010
Arabesque: Music of the Arab World
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A 3-part audio series that explores different aspects of Arab music: the musical instruments of the Arab World; what makes Arab music unique; and the styles of music in the Arab World.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
World Cultures
Material Type:
Lecture
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
Kennedy Center ARTSEDGE
Provider Set:
ARTSEDGE
Date Added:
09/13/2010
Art, Science and Writing: Nature's Treasure Chest
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While taking a walk around their school, neighborhood, park, or nature trail, students (suggested ages 3-8) will be challenged to create a map of the 'nature treasures' they discover. Students will make thumbnail sketches and brief descriptive notes of what they observe.

This activity is adapted from "Nature's Treasure Map" (page 34) found in "Opening the World Through Nature Journaling" a curriculum by Jack Laws, that integrates science, art and writing for grade 4-8 classroom.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
Author:
Admin
Date Added:
01/28/2016
Art Show with the Masters
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Research information on artists' lives and works and prepare works of art based on their understanding of the artists, their time and place in history, and their works.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Art History
Visual Arts
Material Type:
Assessment
Lesson Plan
Reading
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
Kennedy Center ARTSEDGE
Provider Set:
ARTSEDGE
Author:
Daniella Garran
Lisa Brizendine
Date Added:
10/10/2010
Art/Space
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How do composers hear space? What does space sound like? Is there music in space? Narrated by Roger Launius of the Space History Division of the National Air and Space Museum, this series looks at the way music and outer space connect.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Astronomy
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
Kennedy Center ARTSEDGE
Provider Set:
ARTSEDGE
Date Added:
09/13/2010
Art from Tragedy: Remembering 9/11
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In this four-day lesson, students will be reading Anne Nelson's play, "The Guys", not only as a vehicle for remembrance, but also as a mentor text for their own playwriting. Over the course of four classes, students will interview their peers about their memories of September 11th, 2001, and use those memories to craft a one-act play for performance

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Performing Arts
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Reading
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
Kennedy Center ARTSEDGE
Provider Set:
ARTSEDGE
Author:
Erinn Harris
Date Added:
10/10/2010
Arthur Miller and "The Crucible"
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This lesson examines the consequences of personal conscience in conflict with rigid societal perceptions of what is "right" in human behavior as articulated in Arthur Miller's "The Crucible".

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Literature
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Reading
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
Kennedy Center ARTSEDGE
Provider Set:
ARTSEDGE
Author:
Jayne Karsten
Jen Westmoreland Bouchard
Date Added:
10/10/2010
Artistic Practices and Techniques from Europe and North America Favoring Social Cohesion and Peace
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This booklet about teaching through art education integrates topics such as peace, tolerance and interpersonal communication as well the treatment of psychological aspects in a post conflict environment through creativity and artistic language.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Visual Arts
Material Type:
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
United Nations
Provider Set:
UNESCO
Date Added:
02/16/2011
ArtsEdge Media Collection: A Few of Our Favorite Things...
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From musical theater to music in space, our media collections reflect the breadth and depth of the performing arts in America and around the world. These are some of our staff favorites--we'd love to hear yours!

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Performing Arts
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lecture
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
Kennedy Center ARTSEDGE
Provider Set:
ARTSEDGE
Date Added:
11/29/2010
ArtsEdge Media Collection: Acoustics & Sound
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How do composers "hear" outer space? How did Beethoven compose music when he couldn't hear? Browse lessons and multimedia that explore the art and science of the world of sound around us.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lecture
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
Kennedy Center ARTSEDGE
Provider Set:
ARTSEDGE
Date Added:
09/23/2010
ArtsEdge Media Collection: African-American History
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Learn about the African American experience through the arts's and discover the contributions of African Americans to the history and culture of the United States.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lecture
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
Kennedy Center ARTSEDGE
Provider Set:
ARTSEDGE
Date Added:
09/23/2010
ArtsEdge Media Collection: Ancient Empires
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From the music, theater, and mythology of Ancient Greece, to traditional music of Chinese and Arab cultures, to the lore of Arthurian England, discover past and present civilizations through their arts.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Ancient History
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lecture
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
Kennedy Center ARTSEDGE
Provider Set:
ARTSEDGE
Date Added:
09/23/2010
ArtsEdge Media Collection: Animals
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How does an actor become a chihuahua? Can you learn to create a media report from a whale? And just how do you get a school of fish to perform on on a dry stage? Jump into the animal kingdom with both flippers!

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Performing Arts
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lecture
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
Kennedy Center ARTSEDGE
Provider Set:
ARTSEDGE
Date Added:
09/23/2010
ArtsEdge Media Collection: Asian-Pacific Islander
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Artists from Indonesia set out on a cultural exchange with the Chicago theater scene. Watch a demonstration of Javanese dance, and learn all about the monkey dance from Bali.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lecture
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
Kennedy Center ARTSEDGE
Provider Set:
ARTSEDGE
Date Added:
09/23/2010
ArtsEdge Media Collection: Civil War
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Through songs and letters, explore the stories and people who lived through the American Civil War, including the relationship President Abraham Lincoln had with the music of his time.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
U.S. History
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lecture
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
Kennedy Center ARTSEDGE
Provider Set:
ARTSEDGE
Date Added:
09/23/2010
ArtsEdge Media Collection: Innovators, Inventors, & Explorers
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Lewis and Clark explored the American West; Japanese artists Maywa Denki invent performance art "products." These resources can help you discover the process of discovering.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Performing Arts
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lecture
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
Kennedy Center ARTSEDGE
Provider Set:
ARTSEDGE
Date Added:
09/23/2010
ArtsEdge Media Collection: Latin America
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Travel through the diverse cultures of Latin America, as represented by artists from Ecuador, Cuba, Bolivia, El Salvador, Venezuela, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Texas and California. Enjoy art rich in both tradition and innovation.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lecture
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
Kennedy Center ARTSEDGE
Provider Set:
ARTSEDGE
Date Added:
09/23/2010
ArtsEdge Media Collection: Life Cycles
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Discover patterns and cycles in nature with these resources that address cell composition and reproduction, animal habitats, and the metamorphasis of a caterpillar to a butterfly.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lecture
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
Kennedy Center ARTSEDGE
Provider Set:
ARTSEDGE
Date Added:
09/23/2010
ArtsEdge Media Collection: Myths & Heroes
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Greek and Egyptian mythology, the story of the Lion King, and the legend of King Arthus are just some of the ways these resources explore the different cultural interpretations of heroes.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lecture
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
Kennedy Center ARTSEDGE
Provider Set:
ARTSEDGE
Date Added:
09/23/2010
ArtsEdge Media Collection: Native American Cultures
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Experience traditional Native American culture through dance, music and visual arts. Watch Native Pride the eagle and hoop dances, trace the life of a Navajo weaver, learn how Keith Bear makes a flute, make a listening doll, and meet fancy dancers Larry and Jessup Yazzie.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Visual Arts
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lecture
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
Kennedy Center ARTSEDGE
Provider Set:
ARTSEDGE
Date Added:
09/23/2010
ArtsEdge Media Collection: Plants and Seasons
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How can the arts represent the change of seasons? Then watch as Japanese Shigeo Kawashima creates intricate geometric shapes from bamboo; Mali storyteller Yaya Coulibaly carves a marionette out of wood, Native American Keith Bear discusses how a tree branch becomes a flute, and listen to Andes manta recreate the South American rainforest with instruments made with natural materials.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Botany
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lecture
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
Kennedy Center ARTSEDGE
Provider Set:
ARTSEDGE
Date Added:
09/23/2010
ArtsEdge Media Collection: Poetry & Literature
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From haiku to Hip Hop; slam poetry to the origin of our national anthem. Poetry reaches back through cultural traditions while also inspiring young artists on the cutting edge of self-expression.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Literature
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lecture
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
Kennedy Center ARTSEDGE
Provider Set:
ARTSEDGE
Date Added:
09/23/2010
ArtsEdge Media Collection: Shapes & Colors
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Color, shapes, and patterns. Watch as artists sculpt with fire and ink with mops-- from bamboo to paper to glow-in-the-dark paint (and one "alphabetical engineer"), learn the ways visual artists use non-traditional media.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Visual Arts
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lecture
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
Kennedy Center ARTSEDGE
Provider Set:
ARTSEDGE
Date Added:
09/23/2010
ArtsEdge Media Collection: Space
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Music and mobiles take flight in these resources that explore the relationship between artist, art, and the cosmos, including the special meaning behind the stars and early African-American spirituals.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lecture
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
Kennedy Center ARTSEDGE
Provider Set:
ARTSEDGE
Date Added:
09/23/2010
ArtsEdge Media Collection: Stories & Folktales
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A mouse named Frederick; a fish named Swimmy; and elephant named Babar, and a lion who would be king. Watch the stories of these characters, told through puppetry. Then learn the stories of Cinderella, as well as American legends Paul Bunyan, John Henry and Pecos Bill.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lecture
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
Kennedy Center ARTSEDGE
Provider Set:
ARTSEDGE
Date Added:
09/23/2010
ArtsEdge Media Collection: United States
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Discover the multicultural heritage and history of America through explorations of immigrant life, the lives legendary pioneers like Lewis and Clark, the modern political system, and significant works of American music, including our National Anthem.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
U.S. History
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lecture
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
Kennedy Center ARTSEDGE
Provider Set:
ARTSEDGE
Date Added:
09/23/2010
ArtsEdge Media Collection: Women in the Arts
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From providing historical inspiration to preserving cultural traditions to pushing the boundaries of creativity, explore the contributions women have made and continue to make to the arts.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lecture
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
Kennedy Center ARTSEDGE
Provider Set:
ARTSEDGE
Date Added:
02/24/2011
Arts Integration in Elementary Curriculum
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This open textbook was created with the support of an ALG Textbook Transformation Grant. Topics include art integration, music integration, physical education / dance integration, and the theoretical foundations of arts integration in education

Subject:
Elementary Education
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
University System of Georgia
Provider Set:
Galileo Open Learning Materials
Author:
David Browm
Molly Zhou
Date Added:
09/29/2015
The Arts and the Common Core: A Review of Connections Between the CCSS and the National Core Arts Standards Conceptual Framework
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The National Coalition for Core Arts Standards (NCCAS) is currently spearheading the revision of the national standards for arts education for the first time since their creation in 1994, and this presents a significant opportunity to highlight the overlap between the Common Core’s objectives and the practices of arts-based learning. Given the central role that the Common Core standards are playing in education and school reform initiatives nationwide, it is a priority of the Coalition to ensure that the goals and objectives of the Core Arts Standards relate clearly, directly, and meaningfully to the Common Core, and that these connections are actively considered as a part of the standards writing process. In an effort to inform the work of the standards writers, College Board researchers undertook a study of the Common Core standards as they relate to arts-based learning.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Material Type:
Reading
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
OER Commons
The College Board
Provider Set:
Common Core Reference Collection
Date Added:
12/01/2012