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Re: [teacherartexchange] Resources for Lesson Plans & Successes Teaching Them

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From: Judy Decker (judy.decker_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Sun Jul 03 2005 - 08:07:29 PDT


Dear JoAnn and all,

Check out Bridging the Curriculum Through Art by Pam Stephens and Nancy Walkup:
http://crystalproductions.com/catalog/product_info.php/products_id/4730

I have not personally seen this book... but it is a top seller.

"Bridging the Curriculum through Art: Interdisciplinary Connections.
Focuses on the relationship that comprehensive, quality art education
has with curriculum content and learning outcomes. Included in this
book are cross-curricular lessons developed and field-tested by art
specialists and classroom teachers, each designed to explore artists
and works of art, are intended as a starting point for art
exploration. 144 pages, paperback."

Most of the research that shows how art improves learning - is for all
the arts (not just visual art). Kids need comprehensive arts.

I have links on my Advocacy page:
http://www.princetonol.com/groups/iad/lessons/middle/advocacy.htm

The claims I make at the top about the arts came from a site no longer on line.

If anyone makes a reply to this - cut out my email address.

Regards,

Judy Decker

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