ERIC Number: ED199128
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
A Curriculum Guide to the 1979-80 Challenge Grant Projects of the Comprehensive Arts Program (Title IV-C).
Sturtz, Shirley, Ed.; Ramsey, Jonny H., Ed.
This publication contains summary descriptions of the 33 grant proposals in the arts which teachers in Intermediate Unit No. 10 in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, submitted to the Challenge Grant Program. The purpose of the Program during 1979-80 was to provide grants to public and nonpublic school staff to encourage and assist them in planning and conducting creative learning experiences in which the arts play a key role. Each summary provides information regarding the participants involved, project site and dates, project objectives and activities, project evaluation as perceived by the project chairman, documentation of the project, and the amount of the grant award. Twenty-six of the 33 grant proposals were funded. Some of the projects were units of study for social studies, science, or language arts courses. Others were units for art, music, dance, creative writing, movement, photography, and carpentry courses. A few examples of the projects follow. The "Follow the Yellow Brick Road" project developed an "Historic Walking Tour of Lock Haven" packet which includes a slide presentation, a cassette guide for the walking tour, and suggested preparatory and follow up activities for teachers. In another project, "Appreciation of Rustic Log Cabin Architecture," students actually built a log cabin. In the project "ALOHA: Appreciating Local History Through Art," children wrote their own stories using Indian symbols, created finger puppet plays, made patchwork pictures, and created a life-size Indian village. The "Musical Production Expands Arts Curriculum" project involved students in producing three musicals--Jungle Book, A Western Road Show, and Tom Sawyer. Other projects included "Museum as a Motivator,""Japanese Arts,""Arts in the U.S.S.R.,""Developing Self Awareness Through Mime,""Visiting Folk Artists,""Woodworking," and "Pennsylvania History." (Author/RM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Pennsylvania State Dept. of Education, Harrisburg. Central Intermediate Unit No. 10.; Pennsylvania State Dept. of Education, Harrisburg.
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