Integrating Art Across the Curriculum Bundle
This art integration sampler includes five lessons that integrate authentic art instruction with Science, Math, Social Studies, or Language Arts. Use them as part of your regular instruction to reinforce skills, teach concepts, and make connections between subjects.
Integrate Art across the curriculum with authentic, comprehensive art instruction that teaches art appreciation, art technique, and art analysis; fosters student creativity; activates visual thinking; and develops visual literacy.
Included in this sampler bundle:
• What the Arts Teach
- a list of fundamental skills developed through art
• Integrating Art Across the Curriculum: The Importance of Making the Time
- information about and rationale for authentic art instruction
These Art Lessons:
• Kandinsky-inspired Abstract Drawing Lesson - Math-integrated art lesson
- from Abstract Art for Kids
and also available individually.
--with artist biography and ‘draw and write’ student worksheet
• Learn to Draw People - Science-integrated art lesson
- from Art Lessons with People and also available individually.
-- with ‘art reflection’ student worksheet
• Wax Resist Landscape Art Lesson - Science and Social Studies integrated art lesson
- from Three Landscape Art Lessons and also available individually.
-- with landscape art teacher resource, tips for drawing landscapes, and ‘art reflection’ student worksheet
• Patriotic Colors Torn Paper Collage - Social Studies integrated art lesson
- from Three Literature-Integrated Art Lessons for Kindergarten and also available individually.
-- with ‘draw and write’ literature response worksheet
•Learn Main Idea and Detail with Art - Language Arts integrated art lesson
- from Learn Language Arts Strategies with Art Bundle and also available individually.
-- with art analysis student worksheet
• Suggestions and ideas for integrating art across the curriculum:
- ideas for Integrating Art with Science, Math, Social Studies, and Language Arts
These comprehensive lessons are designed to teach art appreciation, art technique, and art analysis; and to foster authentic art-making and art education.
National Core Visual Arts Standards are listed at the beginning of each lesson.
This resource also includes a description of the National Core Visual Arts Anchor Standards and an overview of ways Art education supports other areas of the curriculum.
Listed grade levels are suggestions only; any of these lessons can be simplified or made more complex to work for any elementary grade.
More Art Lessons and Art-integrated resources:
Artist Biographies for Kids - informational text with ‘draw and write’ response prompts
Art Task Cards - self-directed Art activities for early finishers or Art centers
Looking at Art with Kids - using well-known art works to supplement the curriculum - free resource
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I am a retired elementary classroom teacher, a former art teacher, an artist and a writer. I have a Multiple Subjects credential, a Single Subject credential for Art and English, LDS/ESL certification, a Master’s Degree in Elementary Education with a Mathematics focus, and Montessori certification. I have worked with all elementary grades, and with special groups including ELL, GATE, and At-Risk students. Creating Art With Kids and Share2Learn lessons and resources are designed to foster student creativity, choice, and independence, and to encourage authentic art-making. Consideration is given to developmental appropriateness, differentiation possibilities, and teacher individuality. For this reason, directions are general, expectations are open-ended, and clip art on student pages is kept to a minimum.
Permission is granted to copy for single classroom use only, including homeschool classrooms, for use with classroom students. Additional licenses may be purchased for a reduced price. Electronic distribution is limited to single classroom use. Public and/or online display are not authorized; this resource may not be posted on district or classroom websites, or on any teaching resource websites, without permission of the author. Please do not give away my work.
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