SHARE YOUR ARTS INTEGRATION JOURNEY
We invite you to share your journey into Arts Integration with us! Your comments,
photos of your classroom in action, and samples of student work all are welcome!
Applying arts integration strategies learned in the context of Teaching Through
the ARTS: WRITING to your own curriculum is an important outcome of teachers'
personal Arts Learning Journeys
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(from Unit 5)
Holly has shared her experience with using the
strategy in her
After learning how to use
Holly, an art teacher from Lee County, Florida,
tried it with her class.
Her students were learning about the Harlem
Renaissance. While discussing Jim Crow and Jacob Lawrence's
Great Migration series of paintings, Holly asked students how they could represent the word
Before the class discussion, students didn't know the meaning of the
word. Following the discussion, students worked in small groups to demonstrate
their definitions using
All 32 were working and engaged!
conclusion of their presentations, Holly asked if using tableau helped them
understand the meaning of injustice.
At first the students said "no," but as they
reviewed what they knew before doing their
tableaux and what they knew
afterward, they realized that they now had a lot of ideas about what injustice
Holly said, "I love arts integration strategies because they bridge the
gaps between a student's background knowledge and their new deeper
This is active learning and student engagement in brains-on
learning! Plus, taking time to reflect with your students helps them understand
how they have learned through the arts. This understanding encourages
students to continue to use and apply the strategy. Way to go, Holly!