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ERIC Number: ED246000
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Pages: 24
Abstractor: N/A
Using Art in an Integrated Primary Curriculum.
Werner, Jackie
Teacher-developed units which integrate art with other subject areas in the elementary grades are described. The program creates an integrated wholeness by having students study units focusing on a central theme, which can be explored through different subject areas, including art. Reasons for art education are listed; for example, art develops problem-solving and communication skills, imagination, and spatial awareness. One unit of study centers around the folk story "The House That Jack Built" and involves children in studying and using stencil prints to draw different types of dwellings. Sketching live animals which were kept in the classroom for the study of life-cycles, food chains, habitats, and animal groupings helps the children see and know the animals more clearly. One language arts, social studies, and art unit centering on Maurice Sendak's book "Where the Wild Things Are" has children make masks to wear as the wild things in their dramatization of the story. Other examples of art activities include having children illustrate books, make a wall mural of a maple sugaring operation seen on a field trip, do field sketches, examine folk art, and make a quilt. (RM)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A