ERIC Number: ED204002
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: 0
An Interdisciplinary Social Studies-Art Program.
Sunal, Cynthia Szymanski; Hatcher, Barbara A.
A total of 102 children through 12 years of age and 10 teachers participated in a pilot interdisciplinary social studies-art program. Of thousands of prints examined, 60 were selected for use as instructional resources in social studies lessons. Three categories of paintings were selected: (1) pictures of children; (2) pictures related to general themes such as tools, people at work, types of power involved in labor; and (3) pictures of the life of a geographic region. Varying in size from 3" by 5" postcard publications to 24" by 36" fine art reproductions, the paintings were laminated for easy care and preservation. A trial set of activities was developed for each of the three types of pictures and the pilot program was implemented in Texas, West Virginia, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Maryland. Seven results of the pilot program are briefly indicated. The major portion of the document consists of several sample lessons related to each of the categories of paintings. The lessons present cognitive, affective, and skill and/or inquiry objectives, name the painting to be used as a resource, and list questions asked about the painting. Extending activities, alternate paintings and evaluation activities are listed for nearly all lessons. (Author/RH)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
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