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McConnell, Christy; Conrad, Bradley; Uhrmacher, P. Bruce – Teachers College Press, 2020
When teachers and students are both engaged in the educational enterprise, every day has the potential to be transformative. "Lesson Planning with Purpose" takes readers on a journey through many pathways to engaging and meaningful educational experiences. The text first discusses "perceptive teaching:" the belief that teachers…
Descriptors: Lesson Plans, Planning, Teacher Characteristics, Classroom Environment
Gaut, Berys; Gaut, Morag – Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2011
Co-written by a professor of philosophy and a practising primary school teacher, "Philosophy for Young Children" is a concise, practical guide for teachers. It contains detailed session plans for 36 philosophical enquiries--enough for a year's work--that have all been successfully tried, tested and enjoyed with young children from the age of three…
Descriptors: Young Children, Philosophy, Guides, Class Activities
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Nelson, Cindy – SchoolArts: The Art Education Magazine for Teachers, 2008
This article describes a lesson, designed for second graders, that begins with the teacher showing and talking about a few landscape fundamentals: horizon line, depth, and the mood or feeling that a work of art inspires. A class discussion ensues about how an artist's images can make one feel, how they can convey calmness, warmth, anxiety, or a…
Descriptors: Art Education, National Standards, Grade 2, Discussion (Teaching Technique)
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Kirman, Joseph M. – Journal of Geography, 2007
This article discusses how poetry can be used for teaching geography. The rational for using and writing poetry, its relationship to the National Standards for Geography, grade levels, pedagogical concerns associated with poetry writing, and subject integration are discussed. There are also classroom activities, sample discussion questions, lesson…
Descriptors: Class Activities, Aesthetics, Learning Activities, Geography Instruction
Frierson-Campbell, Carol, Ed. – Rowman & Littlefield Education, 2006
The change needed in urban music education not only relates to the idea that music should be at the center of the curriculum; rather, it is that culturally relevant music should be a creative force at the center of reform in urban education. Teaching Music in the Urban Classroom: A Guide to Survival, Success, and Reform is the start of a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods, Teaching Models, Educational Change
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Macy, Leonora – Reading Teacher, 2004
In this article, Rosenblatt's transactional theory of reading is used to build a rationale for using drama to promote an aesthetic stance to novel study. One teacher's experience with implementing a variety of drama strategies within the study of the text "Hatchet," by Gary Paulsen, is explored. The focus of the exploration is on the types of…
Descriptors: Novels, Reading Skills, Drama, Teaching Methods
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Feiring, Nancy Click – School Arts: The Art Education Magazine for Teachers, 2004
The author of this article chose Cambodia's Angkor temples as a jumping-off point for her students' exploration of printmaking. This article describes a lesson in which students used subjects, themes, and symbols that demonstrate knowledge of contexts, values, and aesthetics that communicate intended meaning in artworks.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Art Education, Teaching Methods, Aesthetics
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Hernandez-Lemus, Alberto – Academic Exchange Quarterly, 2003
Describes a course designated for incoming students as an introduction to liberal arts education, which proposes a close relationship between ethics and aesthetics. Students are exposed to different philosophical definitions of the good life as well as different definitions of beauty. Underlying is the course's working metaphor of life as a work…
Descriptors: Aesthetics, Colleges, Higher Education, Instruction
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Ehrenworth, Mary – Language Arts, 2003
Uses visual images to open up spaces for imagination and to encourage children to go beyond the familiar during writing workshop. Shares ways to engage students with looking at the visual arts in order to write. Reflects on September 11. Explores the possibilities of the aesthetic response. (SG)
Descriptors: Aesthetics, Elementary Education, Poetry, Visual Arts
McDowell, Carol J. – Teaching Music, 2003
Describes an art lesson for middle school students that can be adapted for upper elementary or high school students. Explains that students compare two versions of the song "Anitra's Dance," a classical version by Edvard Grieg and a jazz version by Duke Ellington. States the lesson uses the Discipline-Based Music Education approach. (CMK)
Descriptors: Aesthetics, Discussion (Teaching Technique), Educational Strategies, History
Thompson, Kimberly Boehler; Loftus, Diana Standing – 1995
Based on concepts of discipline-based art education, this instructional resource presents art experiences which use a variety of media to integrate art across the curriculum. Basic concepts of art are introduced in the first five lessons. The remaining 14 lessons are aimed at developing knowledge and skill bases in art processes, skills, media,…
Descriptors: Aesthetics, Art, Art Activities, Art Criticism
Stewart, Marilyn G. – 1997
Strategy guidelines for including aesthetics as part of K-12 art instruction are provided in this text. In addition to providing a rationale for inclusion of philosophical inquiry in the K-12 art program, the guide provides information about theories of art, suggestions for planning, sample programs and lessons outcomes or objectives, and examples…
Descriptors: Aesthetics, Art Education, Curriculum Guides, Elementary Secondary Education
Gamble, Harriet; Gamble, David – 1994
This lesson in multi-color printing utilizes a simple, commercially available printmaking technique. The lesson incorporates art history, aesthetics, criticism, and personal expression in reinterpreting the technique of a famous artist or artistic style. The plan includes lesson goals and objectives; background preparation; a glossary of terms; a…
Descriptors: Aesthetics, Art Activities, Art Education, Art History
Alger, Sandra L. H. – 1995
This teacher's guide gives directions, models, and illustrations for 24 games in art history, criticism, aesthetics, and art production. The games present specific art concepts and vocabulary based on clearly stated objectives and they can be adapted to a variety of lesson types. The goal of each activity is to encourage students to engage in…
Descriptors: Aesthetics, Art Activities, Art Criticism, Art Education
Agostino, Francita; Bellessis, Martyna Ryder – 1995
These activity/workbooks use drawings done in the style of great women artists in order to promote a knowledge of female art history through a variety of educational experiences. Volume 1 and 2 present 26 women artists (one for each letter of the alphabet) that can be used as an entire year's curriculum. Volume 1 features artists whose names begin…
Descriptors: Aesthetics, Art Activities, Art Education, Art History
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