ERIC Number: ED206529
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
Arts in the Curriculum.
This monograph, part of an ongoing series, discusses the need for school arts programs and provides some examples of how the arts can be infused into the regular curriculum at the elementary level. Support systems for such programs are also discussed. Properly conceived, the arts constitute a great integrating force in the curriculum. To achieve such an end they must be viewed as a component of every discipline. The arts are the responsibility of all teachers. Examples of how the arts are being infused into the curriculum in various schools are included. For example, at the Grover Elementary School in Marblehead, Massachusetts, the harpsicord and its music are studied in physics, shop, social studies, and language arts courses. The science and shop teacher demonstrates how the harpsichord sound is produced. Relating the discussion to the basic principles of sound, a study unit in physics is introduced. In shop, students make their own monochords. They learn how design affects change in tone and how materials affect the quality of sound. In social studies, students learn about the composers Bach, Handel, and Scarlatti, social conditions, musical taste, and articistic decoration of the 17th and 18th centuries. The monograph concludes with a discussion of support systems including, regional, districtwide, and statewide systems. (Author/RM)
Descriptors: Art Education, Curriculum Development, Educational Needs, Elementary Education, Fine Arts, Integrated Curriculum, Interdisciplinary Approach, Program Descriptions
The Arts, Education and Americans, Inc., 10 Rockefeller Plaza, New York, NY 10020 ($2.00, quantity discounts available).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Mott (C.S.) Foundation, Flint, MI.; National Endowment for the Arts, Washington, DC.; Alcoa Foundation, Pittsburgh, PA.; Ford Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Arts, Education, and Americans, Inc., New York, NY.
Note: For related documents, see ED 196 745-747, SO 013 407-409 and SO 013 547-548. Photographs may not reproduce clearly from EDRS in microfiche.