The Arts as Meaning Makers

The Arts as Meaning Makers

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This comprehensive, introductory book shows teachers how to meaningfully integrate literature, art, drama, dance, and music throughout curricular areas by providing a basic arts knowledge base. The book covers clear reasons for integration, and the application of basic integration principles. Intended for undergraduate education majors or practicing classroom teachers new to the concept of integrating the arts, the book's creative problem-solving process and integrated approach uses the arts as tools to learn. The only book on the market which clearly makes the case to integrate the arts on a daily basis, it summarizes the concepts and skills of five art forms and shows teachers how to plan and implement units and specific lessons which integrate at least one art form with a curricular area in each lesson.... 18 acronyms, importance of 69 acrostic poems 69, 79 action songs 55, 348 active learning or engagement 7, 20, 31, 47, 65, 230, 348, ... see also developmental stages 330 Africa, music resources 335 African-American literature, examples of 105-106 African storytelling ... 278 Anderson, R. 125 anecdotal notes 401 animal fantasy, literary genre 101 answer of the day strategy 49 antagonist in literatureanbsp;...

Title:The Arts as Meaning Makers
Author:Claudia E. Cornett
Publisher:Prentice Hall - 1999


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