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1 Chapter 8: Integrating the Arts into the Curriculum Copyright 2015 Cengage Learning. All Rights Reserved. “Through the multiple threads of many activities, learning can be woven into a whole cloth.” —Pearl Greenberg (1972, p. 85)

2 Where Do the Arts Belong? 1.Teach about the arts. 2.Use the arts to enrich teaching the other subjects. 3.Integrate the arts fully into the curriculum. Copyright 2015 Cengage Learning. All Rights Reserved.

3 What Is Emergent Curriculum? The teacher: Discovers children’s interests Asks intriguing questions Gathers resources Offers activities and experiences that build on the interest Copyright 2015 Cengage Learning. All Rights Reserved.

4 What Is the Project Approach? Copyright 2015 Cengage Learning. All Rights Reserved. Phase 1 Beginning Phase 2 Data Collection Phase 3 Conclusion Common experience is shared Resources are investigated Summarizing and evaluating Stories Drawings Web KWL Books Field trips Visitors Experiments Finish projects Document Evaluate Celebrate and share

5 What Is the Project Approach? (continued) Copyright 2015 Cengage Learning. All Rights Reserved. A common experience Stories shared Learning shared Research done

6 What Is an Integrated Learning Unit? Integrate the arts as a way for children to record their own learning. 1.Encourage the use of original songs, creative movement, dramatic play, and observational drawing. 2.Provide ready access to arts materials. 3.Teach arts skills and techniques so that children have confidence to work independently. Copyright 2015 Cengage Learning. All Rights Reserved.

7 What Is an Integrated Learning Unit? (continued) Begins with a wonderful question that is: Broad-based Concept-rich Resource supported Copyright 2015 Cengage Learning. All Rights Reserved. Where does our food come from?

8 What Is an Integrated Learning Unit? (continued) Copyright 2015 Cengage Learning. All Rights Reserved.

9 What Is an Integrated Learning Unit? (continued) Projects Topics arise from children’s interests Allow groups to choose particular subtopics to research independently Encourage small focused group work Integrated Unit A rich question is chosen by the teacher Teacher plans and offers activities Everyone does the same activities Copyright 2015 Cengage Learning. All Rights Reserved.

10 How Can We Share Learning Through the Arts? Copyright 2015 Cengage Learning. All Rights Reserved. Documenting an Emergent Project

11 Documentation Panels

12 Conclusion: Making the Connection Project Example Kindergarten Signs Project: y-signs-spotted.html y-signs-spotted.html Children research signs and then make their own “friendly” signs. Arts Integrated Unit Example Arts Integration to Create an Inspired Classroom: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6N1pZy9TCSA https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6N1pZy9TCSA Documentation Example Making Learning Visible: pz.gse.harvard.edu/mlv/documentation/index.htmlhttp://www.old- pz.gse.harvard.edu/mlv/documentation/index.html Copyright 2015 Cengage Learning. All Rights Reserved.


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