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ERIC Number: EJ939775
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 9
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 17
ISSN: ISSN-1541-1796
Stormy Weather: Leading Purposeful Curriculum Integration with and through the Arts
Fisher, Douglas; McDonald, Nan
Teaching Artist Journal, v2 n4 p240-248 2004
The call for curriculum integration "with" and "through" the arts is evident within many elementary school environments. Arts specialists are frequently asked to link their classroom curriculum to other content area instructional goals and standards. Furthermore, fully one third of national, state and local content standards in the arts (music, dance, theater and visual arts) stress the importance of linking arts instruction in meaningful ways to other curriculum content areas and within appropriate historical and cultural contexts. What may not be clear is how teaching artists might begin to integrate their instruction. Simply put, how do they connect learning within the general curriculum and at the same time preserve the integrity of discipline-specific instruction in the arts? The purpose of this article is to offer a direct example of one integrated curriculum collaboration led by an elementary general music teacher with his general classroom teacher colleagues. It presents a step-by-step example of an arts-integrated curriculum that uses all the arts, addresses National Standards and lights up teachers and students. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education; Elementary Secondary Education; Grade 1; Grade 2; Grade 3; Grade 4; Intermediate Grades; Kindergarten; Primary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A