ERIC Number: ED470524
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Integrating the Arts into the Curriculum for Gifted Students. ERIC Digest.
Smutny, Joan Franklin
This digest discusses how educators can integrate arts into gifted education and provides examples of activities that integrate the arts with language arts, social studies, and mathematic and science curricula. Examples include: (1) let students draw, sketch, or paint when reading a story; (2) stimulate analytical thinking and imaginative interpretation by working with the children to create a chamber theater piece out of a short story; (3) stimulate novel ideas for stories by providing visual catalysts for students to imagine what happened before and after the scenes depicted; (4) have students select a piece of music and assess how music could be a conversation; (5) have students express a famous character through visual art, mime or dramatics; (6) have students act as reporters who travel back in time to cover important events in an artistic movement; (7) have students compare the art of 19th century western artists versus that of African populations; (8) have students explore a scientific subject such as light by placing paintings together and discussing how the artists represent light; and (9) have students write down assumptions artists are making about the nature of matter using visual art, modern dance performance, and other sources. (Contains 13 references.) (CR)
Descriptors: Art Activities, Art Expression, Curriculum Design, Curriculum Development, Elementary Secondary Education, Gifted, Integrated Activities, Integrated Curriculum, Language Arts, Mathematics Instruction, Science Instruction, Social Studies
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Publication Type: ERIC Publications; ERIC Digests in Full Text
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Disabilities and Gifted Education, Arlington, VA.