ERIC Number: ED400220
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
Art as a Tool for Learning United States History.
The purpose of this project was to design and implement a visual art course parallel to the U.S. history course required of all 11th grade students at the John F. Kennedy High School in New York City, New York. The study also attempted to determine if a non-linguistic, instructional methodology, such as that used in visual arts instruction, could be integrated with the traditional teaching approach in other disciplines. This project measured the effect of this parallel approach on students, as it determined the effect of the art instruction on the students' comprehension and retention of the social studies concepts and content. The same social studies curriculum was taught to three classes, but only one class was paired with an art course. The paper includes a description of methodology, statistical analysis, a sample test, and student evaluations and assessments. Contains 38 references. (DQE)
Descriptors: Art Education, Curriculum Guides, Grade 11, Interdisciplinary Approach, Secondary Education, Social Studies, Visual Arts
National Arts Education Research Center, New York University, School of Education, Health, Nursing, and Arts Professions, 26 Washington Pl., Ste. 21, New York, NY 10003; fax: 212-995-4048.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Researchers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.; National Art Education Association, Reston, VA.
Authoring Institution: National Arts Education Research Center, New York, NY.
Identifiers - Location: New York (New York)