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Bickett, Marianne – SchoolArts: The Art Education Magazine for Teachers, 2011
This article discusses rock art which was the very first "art." Rock art, such as the images created on the stone surfaces of the caves of Lascaux and Altimira, is the true origin of the canvas, paintbrush, and painting media. For there, within caverns deep in the earth, the first artists mixed animal fat, urine, and saliva with powdered minerals…
Descriptors: Art Activities, Studio Art, Elementary School Students, Visual Arts
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Drass, Jessica Masino – Art Therapy: Journal of the American Art Therapy Association, 2016
Punk culture is based on an ideology that emphasizes questioning conformity and creating a space for individuality within community. It has inspired fans to create their own music and art as part of their quest for authenticity. Art therapy informed by punk culture can be a way to create a culture of connection while also building resiliency and…
Descriptors: Art Therapy, Rock Music, Subcultures, Resilience (Psychology)
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Henn, Cynthia A. – School Arts: The Art Education Magazine for Teachers, 2004
There are many interpretations for the symbols that are seen in rock art, but no decoding key has ever been discovered. This article describes one classroom's experiences with a lesson on rock art--making their rock art and developing their own personal symbols. This lesson allowed for creativity, while giving an opportunity for integration…
Descriptors: Grade 2, Art Activities, Art Expression, Art Education
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Chapin, Erika – SchoolArts: The Art Education Magazine for Teachers, 2008
Though people may like different types of music, everyone likes music. In middle school, music and art are of key importance for students to express and define what kind of person they are. In this article, the author presents an art project where students are asked to create their own guitars. (Contains 1 resource and 3 online resources.)
Descriptors: Middle Schools, Art Activities, Studio Art, Musical Instruments
Huggins, Gary – Our Children: The National PTA Magazine, 2012
Summer vacation from school can bring afternoons at the swimming pool, family vacations, and maybe a spirit-filled summer camp that ignites a passion for art or rock climbing. But for many children, summer also means setbacks in learning that take a tremendous toll on teaching and student performance over time. PTA leaders can make a vital…
Descriptors: Achievement Gap, Summer Programs, Recreational Facilities, Parent Associations
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Lovell, Judith – Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2015
The role of artistry in transformative maintenance of law and custom is a theme widely researched and discussed in Aboriginal arts related literature. However, it is the aim of this paper to contribute to a wider discourse about learning and economic participation in remote Australia, and in particular the role of multimodality as a significant…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Indigenous Populations, Cultural Background, Heritage Education
Ouzman, Sven – 2003
The re-invigoration of storytelling in academic and public spheres allows rock art to offer opportunities to various publics, of which archaeologists are part. But how exactly this process of archaeology as lifelong learning is to proceed is not always clear, particularly in the United States. Until the last half decade of the twentieth century,…
Descriptors: Archaeology, Art, Case Studies, Foreign Countries
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MacLeod, Ian D. – Teaching Science, 2015
During the past 50 years the amount of chemistry applied to the preservation of all sorts of materials, from wood, to ceramics, glass and metallic objects has increased dramatically as materials conservation laboratories became established around the world. In Australia, the finding of a series of historic shipwrecks of ships from the Dutch…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Chemistry, Cultural Background, Museums
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Klober, Kelly – Knowledge Quest, 2019
Kelly Klober, the school librarian for Danville's (Arkansas) sole elementary school, provides school library services for the school's three hundred and twenty-five students. With the help and support of the learners, faculty and staff, and the community-at-large, together they have transformed the school library from a place that houses books…
Descriptors: School Libraries, Librarians, Drama, High School Students
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Weber, Carolyn A.; Rule, Audrey C. – Journal of STEM Arts, Crafts, and Constructions, 2017
Curricular demands and best practices for middle school require interdisciplinary units. Arts integration can provide motivation and a new pathway to learning. This unit focused on inquiry into the natural history of artifacts and rocks recovered from the exposed subsoil of an area near Cedar Falls, Iowa that had been bulldozed as part of…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Middle School Teachers, Interdisciplinary Approach, Preservice Teacher Education
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Young, Chase; Valadez, Corinne; Gandara, Cori – Journal of Educational Research, 2016
The quasi-experimental study examined the effects of pairing Rock and Read with Readers Theater and only Rock and Read on second grade students' reading fluency scores. The 51 subjects were pre- and post-tested on five different reading fluency measures. A series of 3 × 2 repeated measures ANOVAs revealed statistically significant interaction…
Descriptors: Rural Schools, Elementary School Students, Rock Music, Theater Arts
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Valenti, Karla – SchoolArts: The Art Education Magazine for Teachers, 2012
Empowering children to make a difference is not only an important way of fostering positive interactions among people, but it promotes children's growth as bright, competent, and independent individuals. One of the most effective ways of empowering children is by teaching them how to engage their multiple intelligences and imaginations to better…
Descriptors: Studio Art, Art Activities, Student Empowerment, Story Telling
Amorino, Joseph S. – Phi Delta Kappan, 2008
Glen Rock Public Schools in New Jersey transformed instruction by enabling teachers to discover the richness of incorporating various aspects of the arts into their classroom work. In a deeper vein, Glen Rock teachers learned that art should not be peripheralized because the arts have unique potential as vehicles that can open new ways of thinking…
Descriptors: Art Education, Integrated Activities, Professional Development, Public School Teachers
Kohl, MaryAnn – Instructor, 2011
Art is all about the process of exploration. The final results are less important than what a child imagines, experiences, and learns along the way. Packed with a year's worth of art projects kids can create out of everyday objects and recycled materials. From buttons to Bubble Wrap and rocks to socks, the author shows how to plan exciting art…
Descriptors: Art Education, Design Crafts, Handicrafts, Art Products
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Marchand, Richard J. – PRIMUS, 2014
This paper provides suggestions for preparing students to take the actuarial examination on financial mathematics, SOA/CAS Exam FM/2. It is based on current practices employed at Slippery Rock University, a small public liberal arts university. Detailed descriptions of our Theory of Interest course and subsequent Exam FM/2 prep course are provided…
Descriptors: Risk Assessment, Mathematics Education, Financial Services, Test Preparation
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