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Description: Authoritative and practical, this comprehensive guide offers everything a teacher needs to know for conducting an effective arts instruction and appreciation program. New examples of fine art and folk art from around the world, resource listings, museum websites, and reference materials completely updated, .new material on grade level expectations, on working with special needs students, plus ideas and guidance for integrating art activities across the curricula. Features new activities drawing from multicultural traditions (symbol making, Asian paper making, Dia de los Muertos altars) plus new projects in water color, print making, nature illustration, computer graphics, and music-based art. Part 1 provides guidance on planning and managing an arts program, from understanding topics to be taught and the types of art activities students can practice by grade level to advice on creating art lesson plans, setting up the classroom, motivating students, assessing the work, and engaging the parents. Part 2 offers ideas for teaching art history and appreciation with guidance on using museums, postcards, and other tools as curricular resources. Part 3 provides detailed, step-by-step directions for conducting over 100 projects. Nine types of media are represented, from design and mask making activities to drawing, painting, printmaking, ceramics, architecture, and digital technology, including photography/video. Each project is illustrated and ready to use with reproducible worksheets and includes tips on modifying the activity for younger/older students and for linking the project to content learning. The book is richly illustrated throughout with fine art and folk art examples.