ERIC Number: ED393787
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Art Education in the Social Studies. ERIC Digest.
Manifold, Marjorie Cohee
This digest discusses the symbiotic relationship between art and social studies and suggests ways to integrate the two in the curriculum. The document advocates the study of art in context as a way to help students better understand the historical past by the values reflected in artwork, as well as recognize the power and potential of art for shaping contemporary attitudes and values. Discipline-based art education is compared with social studies concerns and parallels are drawn with art history, art criticism, art production, and aesthetics. Suggestions are given for integrating art and social studies, striving for balance that does not reduce one to the subservience of the other. Thematic, integrated, and multi-disciplinary instructional designs can cluster learning, make connections among activities, discover relationships among things, and encourage mastery of subject matter. (EH)
Descriptors: Active Learning, Aesthetics, Art, Art Activities, Art Appreciation, Art Criticism, Art Education, Art History, Discipline Based Art Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Humanities, Integrated Activities, Integrated Curriculum, Social Studies, Thematic Approach
ERIC Clearinghouse for Social Studies/Social Science Education, 2805 East Tenth Street, Suite 120, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN 47408.
Publication Type: ERIC Publications; ERIC Digests in Full Text
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse for Social Studies/Social Science Education, Bloomington, IN.