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ERIC Number: EJ1116573
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Oct
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1784
When Curriculum Meets Art
Giardina, Nicola
Educational Leadership, v74 n2 p70-74 Oct 2016
A three-year grant program at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City encourages teachers to draw connections between curricular topics and works of art. In this article, museum educator Nicola Giardina describes how the program uses inquiry-based lessons to create meaningful learning experiences for underserved students. She highlights teachers who have visited the museum to pair artwork with topics of study in their discipline-specific classes. Giardina also describes the inquiry process that the teachers use to facilitate these lessons. Dubbed "The Pyramid of Inquiry," teachers first ask students to observe the work of art, then make evidence-based inferences, and finally interpret the art. In closing, Giardina explains how teachers can use this lesson planning tool for any arts-integrated lesson--whether you can take a trip to a museum or not.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Grade 8; Junior High Schools; Middle Schools; Elementary Education; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New York (New York)
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