ERIC Number: ED404231
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
Nourishing the Heart: A Guide to Intergenerational Arts Projects in the Schools.
Davis, Shari; Ferdman, Benny
This guide is designed to encourage the participation of seniors in the classroom by engaging young and old in joint ventures to reconstruct artistically their own, their families', and their communities' cultural heritage in writing, theater, and visual arts projects. Intended for both teachers and artists working in the schools, the book presents an inviting case and useful suggestions for intergenerational projects that enhance the school curriculum. Drawing on the metaphor of a cookbook, the guide offers a series of "side dishes" in which students interview seniors from their families and communities and develop simple writing projects for students and seniors to undertake together on the theme of community history. Six chapters outline various successful projects and specific plans and include sample questionnaires plus additional project ideas. (Contains references.) (DQE)
Descriptors: Art Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Interdisciplinary Approach, Intergenerational Programs, Intermediate Grades, Multicultural Education, Older Adults, Theater Arts, Writing (Composition)
City Lore, 72 East First St., New York, NY 10003 ($10).
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Endowment for the Arts, Washington, DC.; Philip Morris Inc., New York, NY.; Aaron Diamond Foundation, Inc., New York, NY.; American Express Co., New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: City Lore, Inc., New York, NY.; Arts Partners, New York, NY.