Art Matters Strategies, Ideas, and Activities to Strengthen Learning Across the Curriculum

ISBN-10: 1569761299
ISBN-13: 9781569761298
Edition: 2002
Authors: Eileen S. Prince
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Description: This collection of ideas and lesson plans will help classroom and homeschool teachers integrate art into their general curriculum. These inventive and effective methods use the visual arts to inspire creative writing and drama; explore math, music,  More...

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Book details

List price: $27.95
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Chicago Review Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 3/1/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 192
Size: 8.25" wide x 10.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

This collection of ideas and lesson plans will help classroom and homeschool teachers integrate art into their general curriculum. These inventive and effective methods use the visual arts to inspire creative writing and drama; explore math, music, science, and history; and cultivate critical thinking skills. Art instructors will learn strategies for incorporating other areas of study into the art classroom. Ranging from thought-provoking suggestions to concrete, hands-on lesson plans, these activities include an extensive resource list for classroom teachers without an art background.

Eileen S. Prince has been an art specialist in the Indianapolis-area schools since 1970 and is the author of the bestselling "Art Matters,"

Introduction
The Nature of Art Education
The Importance of Art Education
About Art Matters
Resources for Art Integration
Suggestions for Handling Nudity in Artworks
Concept-Based Integration
Concepts and Terminology
Elements and Principles
Integrating Art Principles and Elements across the Curriculum
Methods of Criticism
Integrating Criticism across the Curriculum
Aesthetics and Philosophy
Integrating Philosophy across the Curriculum
Research
Integrating Research across the Curriculum
Symbolism
Integrating Symbolism across the Curriculum
Propaganda and Politics in Art
Integrating a Study of Propaganda across the Curriculum
Creativity
Art Projects That Enhance Creativity
Integrating Creativity across the Curriculum
Technology and Invention
Integrating Technology across the Curriculum
Affective Education
A Word about Self-Esteem
Integrating Affective Education across the Curriculum
A Disciplinary Approach
Social Studies
Create a Culture
Space Souvenirs
Buried Artifacts
Intrinsic and Extrinsic Qualities of Art Pieces
The Blue Pot Culture
Introducing Tribal and Folk Arts
Format of Tribal and Folk Art Units
Pre-Columbian Studies: Huichol Yarn Painting
African Tribal Arts: Mask Drawings
Native American Art: Pottery Making
Oriental Art
Chinese and Japanese Brush Painting
History
An Integrated Approach to Art History
Prehistory
Cave Paintings
Ancient Egypt
Egyptian Figure Paintings
Egyptian Cartouches
Egyptian Scarabs
Classical Greece and Rome
Theater Masks
Paper Mosaics
The Middle Ages
Manuscript Illumination
The Renaissance
The Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries
Self-Portrait
The Age of Revolution
Age of Revolution Project Ideas
1875 to the Present
Projects for Contemporary Art
Language Arts
Creative Writing
Word Lists and Poetry
Fiction Writing
Book Publishing
Writing and Illustrating a Children's Book
Autobiography
Journaling
Symbolism
The Arnolfini Marriage
Vanitas Paintings
Foreign Languages
Project Ideas
Science
The Science of Light
The Physics of Light
Qualities of Light
Complementary Colors
Applications of Complementary Colors
Fun with Complements
The Brain in the Sistine Chapel Ceiling
Physics in Architecture
Understanding Flying Buttresses
Other Ideas
Mathematics
Geometry
Introducing Geometric Shapes
Piet Mondrian Creations
Symmetry
Symmetry and Line in String-Pull Art
Split-Face Art
Positive and Negative Shapes
Mirror-Image Symmetry
Mirror-Image Scenes
Perspective
Demonstration: Moving Objects Farther Away
Horizon Lines and Vanishing Points
Drawing in Perspective Lines
Scenery in Perspective
Still Life
Tessellation
Index Card Tessellation
Ratios and Focusing
Enlargement Using Ratios
Grid Enlargements
More Fun with Ratios
Other Possible Projects
Performing Arts
Music
Drawing to Music
Music Videos
Native American Instruments
Music Manuscript Illumination
Music and Art Vocabulary
Illustrations of Musical Instruments or Performances
Dance
Sketching a Dancer
Drawing Dance Class
Dance Sculptures
Other Dance Ideas
Drama and Speech
References and Resources
Works Cited
Basic Resource Books
Books on Specific Topics
Magazines
Websites
Videos, Filmstrips, and Kits
Publishers and Mail-Order Companies
Index

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