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ERIC Number: EJ823099
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0271-6062
Masterpieces in the Hallways
Downs, Philip; Patton-McFarren, Erin
Principal, v88 n3 p22-25 Jan-Feb 2009
No matter how many bulletin boards, exit signs, motivational posters, and directional signage in a school, write the authors, there are always wall spaces that cry out for something to cover them. In 2006, when Cedar Canyon Elementary School opened its doors for the first time, the amount of bare wall space was noticeable even after putting up bulletin boards so large that teachers developed the shakes when they realized they would have to fill them. In this article, the authors describe how they decorated their school walls with great art that impacts the entire curriculum, and discuss cross-curricular connections in math, history, science, literature and pop culture that have been inspired by the selected artist presentations and art tutorials. As stories trickle down from classroom teachers about students recognizing paintings in textbooks or books from the library, or making connections across multiple contexts, the authors report that student enthusiasm has proven insightful as well as exciting. (Contains 2 online resources.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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