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CTAR 300 Sharing Webliography: Winter 2016

(Dr. Leifson; 12/18/15) Arts Education Partnership: www.aep-arts.org


A research- and advocacy-based organization. Lots of studies and data!
(Dr. Leifson; 12/18/15) ArtsEdge (Kennedy Center): http://artsedge.kennedy-center.org/
Also advocacy-based; has really wonderful arts-based lesson plans.
(Dr. Leifson; 12/18/15) Edutopia: http://www.edutopia.org/stw-arts-integration-resourceslesson-plans
Fantastic videos and lesson plans; not just arts-based--lots of good stuff.
(Dr. Leifson; 12/18/15) Chicago Arts Partnerships in Education: http://www.capeweb.org
A nonprofit group that shows educators how to partner with arts practitioners for arts ed.
(Masyn Rocca 1/7/16- Social Studies) ArtsEdge (Kennedy Center) - Students will create their
own wampum belt while learning about Lewis and Clark and Sacagawea.
http://artsedge.kennedy-center.org/educators/lessons/grade5/Lewis_And_Clark_Prized_Possessions.aspx
(Masyn Rocca 1/7/16 - Tips for successful arts integration) Education Closet. This clearly states
5 tips that will be helpful. I think this applies to a lot of strategies and subjects in school,
including arts integration. Adequate professional development is critical!
http://educationcloset.com/2015/07/15/top-five-arts-integration-implementation-tips-for-yourschool
(Masyn Rocca 1/7/16- Art integration and math) Kinder Art. This is a very,very simple lesson for
early childhood educators like me that is still integrating art. Making numbers pretty
themselves can help children remember them better. They can learn numbers, or you can focus
on a number of the day and create a big poster where each children contributes to the design.
http://www.kinderart.com/drawing/numbers.shtml

(Kiersten Olsen 01/09/16 - Arts integration and language arts) Getty.edu:


http://www.getty.edu/education/teachers/classroom_resources/search/
J. Paul Getty Museums website that has many integrated arts lessons plans and
activities. You can search by grade level and subject.
(Kiersten Olsen 01/09/16 - Arts integration and language arts) Getty.edu:
http://www.getty.edu/education/teachers/classroom_resources/curricula/esl3/esl3_lesso
n08.html
Students learn some of the techniques artists use to depict seasons, the time of day,
and weather conditions. Students then write a weather report based on an image.

(Stephanie Sczomak 01/10/16 - Arts integration and language arts)


http://www.getty.edu/education/teachers/classroom_resources/curricula/arts_lang_arts/a
_la_lesson35.html
Students look at manuscripts and artwork depicting fantastical creatures, then create
one of their own and write a paragraph to describe it.
(Meg Heatley 1/12/16- Arts integration and language arts) ArtsEdge (Kennedy Center):
https://artsedge.kennedy-center.org/educators/lessons/grade-k-2/Adjective_Monster
Students will read go away big green monster a group of students will choose an
adjective and each group will use a different adjective to create a monster.
(Hailey Baker 1/12/16- Arts Integration for Language Arts) Crayola:
http://www.crayola.com/lesson-plans/dressing-pets-lesson-plan/
This website has a lot of lessons plans that you can search by subject area, categories,
and grade. Students will choose an animal, pick a possible career for the animal, and
draw the animal in the uniform and environment. Then either write a descriptive story or
poem about the animal in their drawing.
(Kayla Kennedy 1/12/16 - Arts integration for language arts) Kennedy Center
http://artsedge.kennedy-center.org/educators/lessons/grade-k-2/Map_it_Out
Explore how illustrations contribute to the telling of a story by creating illustrations to
accompany text, and then creating text to accompany illustrations. Students will explore
picture books (without words) and discuss the specific elements of the illustrations that
"tell" the story. They will learn to "read" illustrations as they look at the ways in which
pictures reveal information about the characters, setting, and plot of a story.
(Lorielle Moorhaus 1/12/16) - Arts integration for language arts: Crayola.com
http://www.crayola.com/lesson-plans/a-playground-compromise-lesson-plan/
http://www.amazon.com/Ladybug-Girl-Bumblebee-Jacky-Davis/dp/0803733399
(this is just so you can see what the book looks like and how to purchase it).
LOVE this lesson plan. The teacher reads the book Ladybug Girl and Bumblebee Boy to
the class. Then they do a trifold of drawings, showing their favorite playground activity,
their friends favorite playground activity, and a fun activity they played by compromising
with a playmate. This is followed up by partner discussion.

(Curinne Demeuse 1/13/2016)-Arts Integration for Language Arts: (Kennedy Center)


Lesson: Lets Talk About Painting
http://artsedge.kennedy-center.org/educators/lessons/grade-k2/Lets_Talk_About_Painting This lesson helps teach students how to discuss paintings
and the different types of art. Students will learn different vocabulary about art. The

teacher will read a book to the students; they will discuss art, and if time students could
create their own art that follows the criteria of the lesson. It is a way to teach students
about different types of artwork but also expanding their vocabulary.
(Samantha McHone 1/13/2016)-Arts integration for Language Arts: teachhub.com 12
Ways to Bring the Arts into Your Classroom
http://www.teachhub.com/12-ways-bring-arts-your-classroom
I love this website! This site gives teachers 12 creative and subtle ways to incorporate
Art into everyday lessons. My favorite method is number four: create a memory dance.
When students are learning something that has a lot of content, they are able to make
up a dance to remember it. It also gets the students to burn some energy and possibly
become more enthused about the topic that theyre covering. This method could be
used when learning about vocabulary, grammar rules or other major concepts that could
be thought of as confusing to students. I did something similar in highschool with the
bone structure in the human body, believe it or not I still remember most of the dance
and that was four years ago!
(Victoria Butler 1/13/2016) Writing Scrapbook Lesson
http://educationcloset.com/2011/11/18/writing-scrapbook-lesson/
This website provides lesson plans for teachers to integrate art into their classroom. It
focused on all subject areas, but the one that I chose focuses on students exploring
outside, collecting objects, then making them into a scrapbook, with a written
explanation of the meaning of the objects.
(Rachel Zapata 1/13/2016)-Arts Integration for Language Arts: educationcloset.com
Animal Action Art Integration Lesson Plan of the Week
http://educationcloset.com/2011/05/06/animal-action-art-integration-lesson-plan-of-theweek/
This website provides a variety of lesson plans that teachers can use to integrate art
into their classrooms. The lesson that I chose to focus on is one that involves
movement, music and writing. This lesson is a great way for the students to be able to
create descriptive sentences, by describing the animals that they are listening to in the
music and then using movement as part of the process of displaying what they hear.
(Kyla Masserant 1/14/16) - Arts Integration for Language Arts: The Magic Opera:
Reading and Music Lesson Plan
http://i0.wp.com/educationcloset.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/the-magic-operalesson.jpg

I like this lesson because it involves reading and music. It emphasizes comprehension,
plot, melodic patterns, and knowledge of a classical composer. I also like that its an
easy lesson plan for a teacher who doesnt have much of a musical background like
myself.
(Jessica LaLone 1/14/16) Arts integration for language arts: Language arts
http://schooltalkdev.palmbeach.k12.fl.us/groups/artsintegrationgrant/wiki/0f92d/Languag
e_Arts.html
This website provides lesson plans for teachers that involve language arts and art
integration. I chose to focus on one for 1-3rd graders titled: Cinderella vs. the Bullies:
Exploring Character Traits, Music, & Movement to Respond to Bullying. This lesson
allows comprehension of literary text using reading, comprehending, interpreting and
analyzing. It also helps students learn about bullying. Students act out what they
learned from the story such as bullying that was displayed and anti-bullying strategies
that were used.
(Ryan Glaser 1/19/16) Arts Integration for Social Studies: Islamic Tile Design, Our
Artistic Heritage: Art Forms and Media (Art and Social Studies)
http://thewalters.org/assets/pdf/lesson-plans/our-artistic-heritage.pdf
This site provides multiple different art integration lesson ideas. The goal/purpose of the
lesson is; Students will understand Islamic design elements by drawing and creating a
clay tile. I chose this lesson because I like how it utilizes and teaches students on a
minority culture in America. I want my students to not only have arts integration, but also
cultural integration. The better we can understand the different cultures of this world the
better off well be as a country in the future.
Ryan Glaser 2/2/16) Arts Integration for Social Studies: Mapping the past, Mapping the
present)
http://thewalters.org/teachers/resources/lesson-plans/mapping-the-present.html
This lesson idea is taken from the same source as my first. The lesson plans are pretty
vague; which I actually like myself. The basis of the lesson is comparing old maps to
new maps and seeing the changes through time. Additionally students will learn
valuable mapping reading skills. This lesson can expanded to have students create their
own maps of some kind. Depending on how its structured this lesson can be used from
2nd grade through 12th grade.
(Kelley Sasser 1/19/16) Arts Integration for Social Studies: ARTSEDGE: The Kennedy
Center's Arts Education Network
https://artsedge.kennedy-center.org/educators/lessons?
dir=1&page=2&sort=TitleAreaTitle#results

This website contains several arts integration lessons for grades K-12. You can also
search lessons based on grade band or art form (dance, literary arts, media arts, music,
theater, visual arts, or all). There are several lessons for history but also other subjects.
Over 100 great lessons for art integration!
(Rachel Hellar 1/20/16) Arts Integration for Social Studies: Living Museum
https://mrsswansonsclass.wikispaces.com/Living+Museum
The Living Museum is an interactive art integration activity that I remember from when I
was in fifth grade. Students are expected to research, write about and eventually
become a historical figure. By making costumes and designing sets, students are
creating visual art using multiple different mediums. Role-playing by performing
speeches as their character encourages the dramatic arts and allows students to fully
understand and engage the content.
(Bernadette Cole 1/20/16) Arts Integration for Social Studies: Education Closet
Coming to America Lesson Plan (Art and Social Studies)
http://educationcloset.com/2011/06/10/coming-to-america-lesson-plan/
This site has plenty of art integration ideas for use across the curriculum but I like this
one because of the movement and thought processes involved. The lesson uses a
technique called tableau which is the creation of scenic still pictures with your body.
This term was new to me so I did a little research to gain better understanding. I found a
video that shows this technique being demonstrated within the classroom. I think the
whole video is useful but if you want to see specifically the modeling of tableau, skip to
the six minute mark. http://dramaresource.com/drama-strategies/tableaux/ . The
students have to think about how the scenery might look, how characters might feel,
etc. They may even play inanimate objects. There is a lot of thought and imagination
that comes into play with this lesson and with this technique.
(Sloane Leppen, 1/21/16) Arts Integration For Social Studies: Integrating Arts: Chinese
http://thewalters.org/integrating-the-arts/china/
This site has plenty of ideas on how to incorporate Chinese into Language Arts,
Mathematics, Science, and social studies.
Allyson Roberts, (1/21/16) Social Studies integration lesson.
https://artsedge.kennedy-center.org/educators/lessons/grade-34/Harriet_Tubman_Dancing_on_the_Freedom_Trail This lesson is about Harriet
Tubman and the struggles she faced on the Underground Railroad, students use
theatre, and music in this lesson.
Nate Polich, (1/21/16) Social Studies integration lesson.
https://artsedge.kennedy-center.org/educators/lessons/grade-3-4/Musical_Harlem

This lesson has students listening to musics of the Harlem Renaissance and getting to
know the musicians and understand the history and culture of the Harlem Renaissance.
Lauren Warner 01/21/2016) Teacher Vision:
https://www.teachervision.com/drama/social-studies/6535.html?for_printing=1
This website is filled with different lesson plans and resources for teachers, one of
which being Reader's Theater. By integrating Social Studies into Reader's Theater,
students are acting out different scripts, developing their content area knowledge and
oral reading skills.
(Holly Ripard 1/20/16) Arts Integration for Social Studies: Personal Coat of Arms
http://thewalters.org/teachers/resources/lesson-plans/
I am including this website in general because it looks great. It has lots of lessons that
all integrate art into many different subjects for all different grade levels. It is important to
me at least when I am looking for these sorts of lessons or ideas that I can access
them fast and that they are free and with this website that is exactly what you can do. All
the lesson plans are downloadable for free and complete with everything you would
need to know about the lesson!
Holly Ripard
http://thewalters.org/assets/pdf/lesson-plans/personal-coat-of-arms.pdf
The Coat of Arms lesson is one where the students learn about knighthood and how like
was as a knight. This lesson is a few days long and includes background knowledges
and lots of discussion, but eventually the students will create their own visual arts piece
which will be a personal coat of arms. This lesson seems like a lot of fun and integrates
social studies and art well.
Kelsey Becker (1/21/16) Coffee Cups and Crayons "Social Studies and Art Integration"
By Megan Sheakoski
http://www.coffeecupsandcrayons.com/social-studies-art-integration/

(Kiersten Olsen 02/22/16 - Arts Education and Advocacy) Kennedy-center.org:


https://www.kennedycenter.org/education/kcaaen/resources/ArtsEducationAdvocacyToolkit.pdf
This is an Arts Education Advocacy toolkit put together by the Kennedy Center. It was
created as a resource for those interested in developing the knowledge, skills, and
habits to be effective advocates (p. 5). The toolkit focuses on three main topics: the
habits of effective arts education advocates, the power of coalitions and networking, and
the components of an effective arts education advocacy plan.

(Curinne Demeuse 2/25/2016- Arts Education and Advocacy or research)


http://artsedge.kennedy-center.org/educators/lessons/grade-3-4/Chinese_Instruments
This is a research/advocacy project by the Kennedy Center based on Chinese
Instruments. Students will learn and research about the Chinese culture. They will do
this in many different ways. After researching and learning about the instruments
students will do a performance, make their own instruments, present to the class, and
also make a story up in regards to their instrument. There are so many different things
in this one lesson that it will be able to help a large range of students with different
learning structures.
(Kayla Kennedy 02/29/2016 - Arts Advocacy or research)
https://www.teachingchannel.org/blog/2014/12/03/why-arts-integration-is-essential/
This small article explains what art integration is, why it's important and how it's used. it
goes into depth about what skills arts integration strengthens and how it really is
essential. It also shows an example.
(Jessica LaLone 3/3/216) Arts Education advocacy and research
http://www.americansforthearts.org/by-program/networks-and-councils/arts-educationnetwork/take-action
Americans for the Arts is a resource whose role is to connect national, state, and local
efforts to improve or advance arts education. You can become a member or donate to
the cause. They post articles and can help you take action for art education. It is a good
resource to have available.
(Hailey Baker 3/3/16) Art Education Advocacy or Research
http://www.artsactionfund.org/pages/speak-up-for-the-arts-in-schools
This webpage talks about the movement to keep arts in our schools and how the federal
law makers are trying to reauthorizing the NCLB act to exclude the part about art
education, as stated this article Arts Education: Creating Student Success in School
Work and Life or http://afa.3cdn.net/8e3a2547433204e8e8_x0m6bny1l.pdf which the
webpage is about. The article is about the achievements and success students have
through the arts.
(Rachel Zapata 3/3/16) Arts Education and Advocacy or Research
Both links are web pages from the same website: https://www.arteducators.org/
The name of this website: National Art Education Association
https://www.arteducators.org/advocacy This link will take you to a page that has plenty
of articles and links that will provide you with information about advocating for the arts
and how you can get involved as a educator. It provides information on how you can
advocate for the arts in your classroom and on a bigger stage in government.

https://www.arteducators.org/research This link will take you to a page that has plenty of
articles and links that will show you the latest reasearch on the benefits of arts
education and keep you up to date on the latest topics being discussed in the arts
education word. It also talks about the correlation between what we as teachers do in
the classroom and the research that is being done in this field.
(Samantha McHone 3/3/16) Art Education and Advocacy or Research:
This is a lesson that explores the usage of research and adding art into it. It is ideal for
5th grade students and it allows students to research about world explorers. They will
conduct print and online research about the different explores and how the explorers
were able to conduct the exploring. Students are required to create become the explore
and figure out what they were thinking and feeling theyre also required to create a map
of the explorers route. This lesson is very engaging, it is split into five groups: engage,
build knowledge, apply, and reflect. I feel as if this is a perfect way to start to
introduction to explorers because it gets the student involved and excited about what
theyre learning.
http://artsedge.kennedy-center.org/educators/lessons/grade5/Explorers_Experience#Overview
(Kyla Masserant 3/3/16) Arts Education and Advocacy or Research:
Art Integration Advocacy Speech Video on Youtube.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=coW3HpXQURU
This video provides an accurate speech to why integrating the arts in the classroom is
important. I agree with everything that was said in the video. When art is integrated in
the classroom, students will learn and remember better and it will last for years to come.
Students mental, physical and emotional abilities also get better when art is integrated
in their classroom. Everyone has to be an advocate for the arts, not just the teachers
and school staff. We need to get parents, family members and especially political
leaders on board. Art Education is just as important as Math and Science and Art can be
used to teach the other subjects as well. Many people dont realize how important art is
until they learn more about it. I know because I use to be in the same boat until I started
to learn more about it. I always thought that you had to be artistic, musically inclined or
great at acting to teach art education, but its not true. Anyone can do it. I love how she
said that every student learns differently and most of the time, a student will remember
something easier when the student is engaged. I also liked how she said that art
education helps activate your prior knowledge, which is completely true.
(Victoria Butler 1/13/2016) Why Art is Basic Education
https://www.goshen.edu/art/ed/help.html
This article discusses that it is important to to teach all students art education. Art
education has shown an increased ability in performance in all forms of art, including

literature and writing skills because it improves the ability to communicate complex
ideas.
(Stephanie Sczomak 3/3/16) Arts Advocacy and Research:
This article discusses research that supports arts education and how it helps students
gain skills in areas such as persistence, creativity, collaboration, motivation, and critical
thinking. The Arts Education Partnership (AEP) synthesized over 200 research studies
to publish the article Preparing Students for the Next America: The Benefits of Arts
Education. The research found that arts education helped students improve in core
academic areas including literacy and math, as well as educational skills such as
motivation, problem solving, and civic engagement. These are skills that the American
education system is shifting focus toward as we become a more information based
economy. http://www.aep-arts.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/Benefits-of-an-ArtsEducation-Release.pdf
(Meg Heatley 3/3/16) Arts Advocacy:
This is talking about how with no child left behind we are forgetting about the arts within
the class. Integrating arts into the educational system opens up opportunities to
students, they also stated children in low income households benefit from the variety of
free arts available. This article provides all of the information that i would say are
important to advocate for child.
http://educationnext.org/advocating-for-arts-in-the-classroom/
Lorielle Moorhaus 3/3/16 Advocacy/Research
This is a great article about some schools that have successfully implemented arts
integration:
http://alliance4studentactivities.org/article/unforgettable-performance-arts-integrationand-advocacy-take-center-stage
(Holly Ripard 03/08/16) Art Integration Tips:
This is a great website that has five concise, easy to read, tips for integrating arts into
your school and classroom.
http://educationcloset.com/2015/07/15/top-five-arts-integration-implementation-tips-foryour-school/
(Kelley Sasser 3/9/16) Art Integration Tips:
This is a quick and easy article/blog to read with tips and images on how to integrate
several arts including dance, music, drama, and visual arts. It was written by actual
teachers and in the comments section there are more tips from teachers on successful
arts integration.
https://www.teachingchannel.org/blog/2013/05/17/arts-integration/

(Sloane Leppen 3/9/16) Arts Integration Success Tips:


This is an article of tips to incorporating arts within a community, not specifically a
school. I still do find it very beneficial and helpful tips to incorporate arts in a classroom
as well. Beneficial tips such as: being flexible, allowing time, understand
strengths/weaknesses, and developing a clear mission.
http://nathanielzeisler.com/2015/03/23/8-tips-for-a-successful-arts-based-communityengagement-program/
(Allyson Roberts 3/10/16) Arts Integration Tips:
http://www.csun.edu/sites/default/files/Wolf-Arts-Integration-Tips.pdf
This article was great because it was easy to read and had some great tips on how to
integrate arts into the classroom. It gave 7 simple tips that any teacher could do. Some
of the best tips I read were start small and ask the core art teacher for advice.
(Emily Hoepner 3-10-16) Tips for Arts Integration
http://www.edutopia.org/stw-arts-integration-video
This article gives a concrete example of a school that has successfully shifted its focus
on arts integration. It provides tips for both administrators and teachers to allow for
changes in schedules, funding, resources, and culture. This link provides both text and
video.
(Kelsey Becker 3-10-16) Tips for Arts Integration
http://www.scholastic.com/teachers/article/teaching-tip-incorporate-arts
This article suggests some fool-proof ways to integrate arts within your curriculum. It
also mentions that you do NOT need to be an artist in order to be successful at thiswhich I think is important to remember!
(Rachel Hellar 3-10-16) Tips for Art Integration
http://www.edutopia.org/blog/core-practices-arts-integration-susan-riley
This article, written by Susan Riley, focuses on similarities between art integration and
the current national standards. It gives the reader strategies for implementation and
other tips including lesson plan examples.
(Lauren Warner 03-10-2016) Tips for successful arts integration:
http://www.expressionsacademy.org/files/Mathematics%20Justin%20PDF.pdf
This is an article that I found about integrating arts and mathematics. The article
provides research on the philosophy and approach to integrating arts, and examples of
integration using dramatic play, music, and visual arts.
(Kiersten Olsen 03-20-16 - Arts Integration and STEM) Stemtosteam.org:

http://stemtosteam.org
STEM to STEAM is a website that is dedicated to integrating the arts into the STEM
subject areas, thus changing STEM to STEAM. The goals of the STEAM movement
are to transform research policy to place Art + Design at the center of STEM,
encourage integration of Art + Design in K20 education, and influence employers to
hire artists and designers to drive innovation.
Hailey Baker (3-24-16) Arts Integration and Mathematics
http://www.mathactivities.net/elementary.htm
This is a website of a digital book called "Math Art: Hands-On Math Activities for Grades
2, 3, and 4," by Zachary J. Brewer. On the website you can find an introduction to the
book, and the actual math activities that are included in the book. Other attributes
include, learning objects for each grade level, skills that students will need to master,
and a comparison between this book and others. The book is between $18 and $20.
Lorielle Moorhaus 3/24/16 Arts Integration and Science
https://www.teachingchannel.org/videos/teaching-simple-machines
This is a wonderful video of an arts integrated science lesson on simple machines for
grades 1-3. The kids are so into it. You can tell that they have learned a lot about simple
machines and are comfortable using movement to demonstrate their learning.

Meg Heatley 3/23/16 Arts integration and math


https://artsedge.kennedy-center.org/educators/lessons/grade-3-4/Melodies_And_Math
This is a lesson from artsedge about integrating music and art together. It is having the
children study and listen to different musical melodies in order to create their own music
to play on a touch tone phone. I really liked this lesson because they say that students
that are musically inclined are mathematically inclined. So this integrates them together
and makes it fun and entertaining.
Samantha McHone 3/24/16 Arts Integration and science or STEM
http://www.scholastic.com/teachers/top-teaching/2012/10/art-integration-easy-ideascombining-science-and-art
This webpage has five different lessons that can be used with art and science. Super
interesting and cheap ways to integrate art into the classroom. My favorite lesson from
this page is how to make an Oil Slick with crayons, black paper, and water.
Kyla Masserant 3/24/16 Arts Integration and Science or STEM
https://www.pinterest.com/pin/183381016046489338/
This activity is one that students will absolutely love!! It is an oreo activity to do for the
students so that the can learn and remember about the 8 different moon phases. I am

actually doing it for my practicum class in one week at Edgemont Elementary. I am


excited and hopefully the students will love it!!
Curinne Demeuse 3/24/2016 Arts Integration and Science or STEM
http://www.edutopia.org/stw-arts-integration-resources-lesson-plans
Planets and Painting
This has many different concepts of the arts in one project. Students will be able to paint
the planets and given a set of colors to create these planets. You could also let the
students paint on the description of the planets, using their own imagination and after
show them an actual picture of it. They also get to move due to revolution and rotation.
Helping them learn overall concepts. There is a lot of information in this lesson and it is
a very useful resource.
Rachel Zapata 3/24/16 Arts Integration and Science or STEM
http://www.nsta.org/publications/news/story.aspx?id=56924
I found the National Science Teachers Association website, that contains books and
different resources for arts integration through science. Also, the website contains an
interesting article on the opening page titled, Reaching Students through STEM and
the Arts, which I also found to be a useful resource.

Kayla Kennedy 3/24/2016 Arts integration and science or STEM


http://www.scholastic.com/teachers/top-teaching/2012/10/art-integration-easy-ideascombining-science-and-art
I introduce insects and arthropods with an interactive website, and students identify their
main parts. Then we look at field guides and online images of different insects. I try to
have real insects in viewing boxes or under the microscope for a close-up look. Then
students create an insect out of Model Magic or other clay. Student must have the
necessary parts to get a grade for the project, but I allow their colors to be whimsical.
Finally, they create realistic backgrounds out of box lids or 2-liter bottles with the bottom
removed. We display the insects in the hallway with insect trivia.
Stephanie Sczomak 3/24/16 Arts integration and science or STEM
http://educationcloset.com/steam/textured-fireworks-science-and-arts-lesson/
The background information is a Smithsonian article about the science behind fireworks.
Students discuss the chemical reaction needed to ignite fireworks and create the
different colors. Then, students paint firework designs on black construction paper with
watercolor paints. Next, add salt to the paper and watch the reaction. Students can write
about what they observed when they added salt.
Victoria Butler 3/24/16 Why we Need to Put Arts into the STEM Education

http://www.slate.com/articles/technology/future_tense/2015/06/steam_vs_stem_why_we
_need_to_put_the_arts_into_stem_education.html
This article talks about how teachers used to tell this student that they didnt need art
because it wasnt relevant to science, math or engineering. The concept is to make
students think more creatively and enjoy the STEM subjects by integrating art.
Jessica LaLone 3-24-2016 Arts integration and science or STEM
http://www.scholastic.com/teachers/top-teaching/2012/10/art-integration-easy-ideascombining-science-and-art
Scholastic always has great articles, even how to integrate art and science! This site
offers 5 ideas on integrating science and art. The one that interested me the most was
Pendulum Painting. This experiment uses paint and a pendulum to create a cool
design on paper. This is great for students to understand pendulums. Students learn
about the effect of gravity, the movement of a pendulum, and how different forces act.
This site also has links to other sites for more science and art integration ideas.

Arts integration in special education (3/29/16 Lorielle Moorhaus)


Found this cool short video showing arts integration in special education:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VvUIoLN2AEk
Bernadette Cole 3/30/16 Arts Integration and Mathematics (Third Sharing Opportunity)
https://artsedge.kennedy-center.org/educators/lessons/grade-912/Fibonacci_Visual_Art#Overview
This lesson plan may not be as useful to most of us as elementary educators but it was
the first thing I thought of when combining art and math. This visual arts lesson is mainly
for 9-12 graders (14 years and up) but could definitely be used for younger advanced
learners. The Fibonacci sequence and the golden ratio are connected to aesthetics and
students can easily apply connections to this lesson with their worlds outside of the
classroom.
Just in case the above lesson is not acceptable due to the older age suggestion, I have
included another resource:
http://schooltalkdev.palmbeach.k12.fl.us/groups/artsintegrationgrant/wiki/64364/attachm
ents/0aecb/word%20painting%20lesson%20plans.word.doc
This lesson plan uses word painting as an arts integration technique to help students
understand mathematical concepts (exponents, base numbers, and squares). Word
painting uses music writing to depict the meaning of other words and concepts. It is
extremely interesting!
Ryan Glaser 3/30/16 Arts Integration Social Studies

Make your own Totem Pole


https://www.teachervision.com/tv/printables/0876287887_63_64.pdf
You can have the students make either a family or personal totem; while going over a
Native American unit.Through the unit you can teach them what certain animals and
symbols meant on the totem, so they can understand the cultural significance. You can
have them do this with modeling clay or you could have them draw the totem. I have
done a similar lesson in my arts class and it was a lot of fun to learn about the Native
culture and symbolism and then create my personal totem.
(Holly Ripard 03/30/16) Art Integration and Math:
Dance and Math
http://www.dpi.state.nc.us/curriculum/artsed/resources/handbook/dance/28integration
This website is full of lots of rich curriculum, but I really liked the dance lessons. They
were for older, middle school, children but the dance-math lessons were awesome.
Bernadette Cole 3/31/16 (Tips for Successful Arts Integration - Second Sharing
Opportunity)
http://plays.about.com/od/actvities/fl/Getting-Your-Students-to-Work-Productively-inClassroom-Drama.htm
This site shares tips on how to get your students to actually participate in class
activities. This was a concern of mine because as students get in the upper elementary
grades, they become less willing to engage in play. I have noticed that when I do begin
a game with my class, a good portion of my students prefer to watch instead of
participate. This website should help. They include tips that are helpful and not always
as obvious such as Model a [new] drama technique with a scene from a familiar story
or Pre-determine the dramas end and of course they tell you how to do it. A bonus is
that after the initial article, there are more that pop up like Setting the Stage for
Successful Classroom Dramas and Introducing Tableau to Students
Allyson Roberts 3/31/16 Art Integration and Math
http://educationcloset.com/2012/05/15/ways-to-integrate-art-and-math-in-anelementary-classroom/
This site has several different math lessons that integrate art. Some examples it has
are: making snowflakes and studying symmetry, cutting geometric shapes to create a
collage, using ratios to make paint mixtures, and making measurements to make frames
for art projects just to name a few. It also provides links to other sources on math and
art integration which is great! I love a one stop shop for resources!!
A wonderful video shared by Meg:
https://www.facebook.com/Channel4News/videos/10153612286371939/?pnref=story

Demonstrates how the arts can be integrated with moderate to severe cognitively
impaired high school students. Challenges our preconceived ideas of what such
students can do! Thanks, Meg.
Kelsey Becker
Art Integration in Math
http://www.expressionsacademy.org/files/Mathematics%20Justin%20PDF.pdf
This website has multiple different lesson plans for integrating art into math.
The math lessons start on page 5 for grade levels between 2 and 5. There is a decent
variety of arts within these math lessons such as movement, visual, and poetry!
Sloane Leppen
Arts Integration In Math
http://www.mathactivities.net/3rd-grade.htm
This website is actually pretty cool! It lays it out by grade, and then shows different art
projects you can do that incorporate math. Such as fraction flowers, measuring tools,
symmetery drawings, shapes, map scales, lines, etc.
Kelley Sasser
Arts Integration in Math
http://www.nea.org/tools/lessons/Arts-Across-the-Curriculum-K-5.html
This website has some cool math lessons that integrate the different arts.
Lauren Warner - Cool Math 4 Kids - http://www.coolmath4kids.com/0-geometry-mathart.html (arts integration and math)
This is actually a website that I used when I was in elementary and middle school to
practice math. There is an entire section that integrates art into the math activities. This
would be great to give students as an independent learning resource.