ERIC Number: ED441750
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
The Arts Tool Kit. Priority Academic Student Skills: Visual Art and General Music, Grades 1-12. Revised.
Foster, Gayla; Alexander, JoAnne C.; Bass, Elaine; Black, Paulette; Cesario, Robert; Clow, Jo Ellen; Dalton, Doug; Dedmon, Charla; Gabbard, Susan; Gabel, Barbara; Goree, Gary; Kyle, Nicholas; Martin, Rita; Merklin, Roxy; Riley, Patrick; Reed, John
This kit is designed to help teachers throughout the state of Oklahoma implement the arts in the core curriculum. Suggestions are included for classroom activities that complement the arts competencies in the "Priority Academic Student Skills (PASS)." The kit is a collection of ideas to introduce or reinforce PASS. In the material is a condensed glossary of basic art and music terms, a listing of resources, and a proposed activity worksheet for future planning. The purpose of the arts in the core curriculum is to give students a basic understanding of art and music through knowledge about and experience in these two academic disciplines. The kit further states that the arts curriculum is designed to help students problem solve; set goals, make decisions, and justify choices; understand concepts, themes, and processes common to academic areas. The program also helps to improve communication skills; cognitive abilities; a sense of craftsmanship; basic literacy skills; skills in cooperation and teamwork; and self-discipline, self-control, hand-eye coordination, and listening skills. Following an overview and introduction, the kit is divided into two broad sections: General Music (Participating, Listening, Creating), which is further subdivided into Music Activities and Teacher Tips; More Teacher Tips; and Music Glossary; and Visual Art (Making, Looking At, Analyzing); subdivided into Arts Activities and Teacher Tips; More Teacher Tips; Visual Art Glossary; and Curriculum Integration Information. The kit also contains extensive resource lists. (Contains approximately 70 resources.) (BT)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Oklahoma State Dept. of Education, Oklahoma City.
Identifiers - Location: Oklahoma