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Re: integrating other subjects into art program

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J. Pease (jpease)
Tue, 30 Jul 1996 09:24:14 -0700

>Hello, I would like to hear from anyone who has any information or
>experience in integrating reading into their art programs. I teach
>elementary art, grades 1-5 and I am interested in implementing a program
>that will not only give my students art but also improve their reading.

Dear Carol:

You might be interested in looking at a new publication from the California
Department of Education. It is called: "Literature for the Visual and
Performing Arts: Kindergarten Through Grade Twelve"

To quote from the preface: "Literature.... was prepared to assist teachers
and students in the discovery of the rich cultural and aesthetic tradition
to be found in dance, music, theatre, and the visual arts. The books and
other resources listed here can lead us and our students on a magical
excursion into the imaginations and worlds of great artists, musicians,
dancers, and actors. ....The arts also contribute to literacy. Access to
the stories and traditions of the arts of all cultures is an essential
component of a comprehensive education, of our understanding of ourselves
and others, and of our ability to make thoughtful decisions in a democratic

For further information, you can call the California State Department of
Education's Bureau of Publications at 1-800-995-4099. Hope this will be of
assistance in your search. Good Luck!

Jill Pease
California Consortium for Visual Arts Education
Sacramento Institute