ERIC Number: ED264970
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Sep
Using the Fine Arts to Teach Early Childhood Essential Elements.
Education Service Center Region 11, Ft. Worth, TX.
This extensive curriculum guide provides teachers of young children ages three to six with some specific lesson plans using the fine arts--music, drama, creative movement, and visual arts--to teach the "essential elements" in early childhood education. In addition, systematic, thorough evaluations of a variety of materials, kits, resource and activity books are provided to assist teachers in selecting quality fine arts equipment to meet specific objectives in their own programs. Included in the introduction are an explanation of the rationale for the use of fine arts in early childhood education curriculum; a list of the range of developmental needs met by fine arts curriculum; a classroom description; a daily classroom schedule; and topics of units covered in the curriculum guide. Lesson plans are arranged according to the following developmental areas: cognition-perception; cognition-thinking skills; communication-receptive language; communication-expressive language; gross motor; social-emotional; and creative expression. An index lists the lesson plans, the materials evaluations, and the resource and activity book evaluations by instructional area. A publisher/distributor bibliography also is included as a resource. (DST)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Education Service Center Region 11, Ft. Worth, TX.