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ERIC Number: EJ1003169
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0037-7724
Integrating Art and Music into Social Studies Instruction
Risinger, C. Frederick
Social Education, v76 n3 p157-158 May-Jun 2012
The author truly believes that the marginalization of social studies is not only harming the profession, it is jeopardizing the democracy. But if social studies is in jeopardy, consider the colleagues in the arts and music. Art and music programs have been reduced or eliminated in thousands of schools throughout the nation. Marginalizing art and music can be as damaging to the idea of a multicultural world living in peace as the marginalization of social studies/citizenship education is to an educated, participatory citizenry. Many thoughtful social studies teachers have integrated art and music into their history, geography, and government lessons. Here are some suggested websites that will help classroom teachers and curriculum specialists bring these important aspects of human culture to their students. They will probably heighten interest among many students as well.
National Council for the Social Studies. 8555 Sixteenth Street #500, Silver Spring, MD 20910. Tel: 800-683-0812; Tel: 301-588-1800; Fax: 301-588-2049; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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