Education is much more than just academic achievement. The classroom needs to be a place where students can learn about themselves as well as the world around them. Integrating the arts into the core curriculum is a proven strategy for helping to address all the needs of students. In elementary schools, arts-integrated learning has been shown to improve students’ social, emotional, core academic, and arts learning.
In this lesson 3rd grade students learn about rural, suburban and urban communities by looking at cubism artwork by the artist Paul Klee. Students use basic shapes to construct their own communities. Students are asked to choose one dominant color to feature in their artwork to help create a unified […]
Second grade students will dance about different communities such as: individuals, families, neighborhoods, cities, states, countries, continents and the world. They will learn that people have similarities and differences in the world.
Community is a focus of the 3rd grade curriculum. This includes not only people, but also physical space. There is a symbiotic relationship between people and space. Much of the space within a community existed prior to the people of the community. New spaces and structures are created by people, […]