ERIC Number: ED239992
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: N/A
A Journey. A Unit to Develop Self-Awareness Through a Fine Arts Approach.
Whitchelo, Jack; Hickens, Carole
Designed for elementary school students, the unit presents five brief sessions for teaching an historical event using a fine arts approach. By incorporating dance, drama, art, and music into the study of historical events, students heighten their awareness of themselves and of the characters in history. In session 1, students reenact and discuss the political and emotional climate which prompted the Pilgrims to leave England. In session 2, students base creative writing, drama, and research activities around the theme of a busy harbor. Session 3 focuses on the Mayflower--the feelings, discomforts, and interpersonal conflicts which may have occurred. Students discuss feelings and emotions upon the discovery of land and act out the Pilgrims' arrival in session 4. The final session concludes the unit by reviewing vocabulary, relating student experiences, and providing additional suggestions. This document is part of a collection of materials from the Iowa Area Education Agency 7 Teacher Center project. (LH)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Students; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Area Education Agency 7, Cedar Falls, IA.