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ERIC Number: EJ1151669
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1938-1611
Integrating Art and History: A Model for the Middle School Classroom
Kahn, Brian
Current Issues in Middle Level Education, v22 n1 p10-30 2017
One of the major challenges facing middle level social studies teachers is to help young adolescents understand the relevance of the past in the present day. As middle level learners are primed to develop their cognitive abilities and to view people and events from the past from multiple perspectives, it is imperative that teachers go beyond the traditional methods of teaching history and assist students to personalize the impersonal. This article presents a model that incorporates the National Core Arts Standards to the teaching of history through the use of sculpture created by a child survivor of the Holocaust. The integration of the visual arts and history presents an opportunity for the middle level learner to examine the lives of their counterparts from past eras, as they begin to build their own relationship with the historical past.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Illinois
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