The Arts as Meaning Makers: Integrating Literature and the Arts Throughout the Curriculum / Edition 1

The Arts as Meaning Makers: Integrating Literature and the Arts Throughout the Curriculum / Edition 1

by Claudia E. Cornett
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Pearson Education


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The Arts as Meaning Makers: Integrating Literature and the Arts Throughout the Curriculum / Edition 1

This comprehensive, introductory book shows teachers how to meaningfully integrate literature, art, drama, dance, and music throughout curricular areas by providing a basic arts knowledge base. The book covers clear reasons for integration, and the application of basic integration principles. Intended for undergraduate education majors or practicing classroom teachers new to the concept of integrating the arts, the book's creative problem-solving process and integrated approach uses the arts as tools to learn. The only book on the market which clearly makes the case to integrate the arts on a daily basis, it summarizes the concepts and skills of five art forms and shows teachers how to plan and implement units and specific lessons which integrate at least one art form with a curricular area in each lesson.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780137929207
Publisher: Pearson Education
Publication date: 12/08/1998
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 456
Product dimensions: 8.11(w) x 10.03(h) x 0.98(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1An Introduction to Teaching With, About, In, and Through the Arts1
Why Integrate the Arts?5
What Do Teachers Need to Know and Do to Teach With, About, In, and Through the Arts?11
How Can a Teacher Put Research and Theories Together to Coordinate Arts Integration?30
Chapter 2Integrating the Arts Throughout the Curriculum34
Why Integrate the Arts Throughout the School Day?37
What Should Teachers Know about Integration?40
How Can Classroom Teachers Meaningfully Integrate the Arts?40
Individualization: To Not See Two as One67
Chapter 3Integrating Literature Throughout the Curriculum76
Why Should Teachers Integrate Literature?80
What Should Teachers Know and Teach about Literature to Integrate It Throughout the Curriculum?85
How Can Teachers Integrate Literature Throughout the Curriculum?107
Chapter 4Literature Seed Strategies128
I.Energizers and Warm-ups129
II.Teaching about Literature: Elements and Genre Characteristics130
III.Connecting Literature to Other Curricular Areas132
IV.Special Focus: Poetry Sharing and Writing145
Chapter 5Integrating Visual Arts Across the Curriculum150
Why Should Teachers Integrate Art?154
What Do Teachers Need to Know and Teach to Integrate Art?160
How Can Classroom Teachers Use Art to Enhance Other Curricular Areas?172
Chapter 6Art Seed Strategies200
I.Energizers and Warm-ups201
II.Teaching Art Concepts and Elements202
III.Using Different Media206
IV.Connecting Art to Other Curricular Areas216
Chapter 7Integrating Drama Throughout the Curriculum224
Why Should Teachers Integrate Creative Drama?228
What Do Teachers Need to Know and Teach about Drama to Use It as a Teaching Tool?232
How Can a Classroom Teacher Use Drama as an Effective Teaching Tool for Integration?234
Chapter 8Drama Seed Strategies257
I.Energizers and Warm-ups258
II.Pantomime Strategies260
III.Verbal Strategies265
IV.Connecting Drama to Other Curricular Areas271
V.Storytelling's Special Relationship with Drama277
Chapter 9Integrating Dance and Movement Throughout the Curriculum285
Why Should a Classroom Teacher Use Movement and Dance to Teach Curricular Content and Skills?288
What Does a Classroom Teacher Need to Know and Teach to Use Dance as a Teaching Tool?292
How Should Classroom Teachers Use Dance and Movement as Teaching Tools?296
Chapter 10Dance Seed Strategies312
I.Energizers and Warm-ups for the Body313
II.Dance Concepts and BEST Elements315
III.Connecting Dance to Other Curricular Areas318
Chapter 11Integrating Music Throughout the Curriculum325
Why Should Classroom Teachers Integrate Music?328
What Does a Classroom Teacher Need to Know and Teach about Music to Use It as a Teaching Tool?334
How Can a Classroom Teacher Use Music as a Teaching Tool?344
Chapter 12Music Seed Strategies367
I.Energizers and Warm-ups368
II.Basic Musical Concepts and Elements369
III.Connecting Music to Curricular Areas373
Chapter 13Integrating the Arts with the Arts: Strategy Seed Ideas383
1.Literature and Art (LA)384
2.Art and Drama (ADr)388
3Drama and Dance (DrD)388
4.Dance and Music (DM)389
5.Music and Literature (ML)390
6.Literature and Drama (LDr)391
7.Drama and Music (DrM)393
8.Music and Art (MA)395
9.Art and Dance (AD)395
10.Dance and Literature (DL)396
Chapter 14Questions Often Asked398
Appendix AArts-Based Children's Literature405
Appendix BAward-Winning Children's Literature422
Appendix CArts Organizations, Addresses, and Internet Sites429
Appendix DInterest Inventory432
Appendix EDiscipline Prevention and Intervention Strategies433
Appendix FBibliography of Recommended Reading and Viewing435

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