Art at the Heart - Exploring Core Content Through Art

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Art at the Heart - Exploring Core Content Through Art

Economy Black & White Edition

Authored by Eric Gibbons

Economy Black & White Edition: This book aims to help core content teachers integrate art into their content to help with deeper understanding on multiple sensory levels. I encourage you to seek out your certified art teachers for advice and guidance. This book however was designed with the non-art teacher in mind, but may also be helpful to those who home school, have an integrated curriculum, or the art teacher seeking to more overtly include core content projects into their lessons while still meeting the demands of their own curriculum.

Art teachers know, when we grid, measure, and draw-we use geometry. When we make sculptures-we use engineering. When we mix colors-we reveal information about physics. When we create illustrations for stories-we learn about literature. When we review the styles of art from da Vinci to Bansky-we teach history. When we write about art-we strengthen these skills. When we create works of art, we solve complex visual problems in creative ways.

Art can be a great means for students to get a deeper grasp on their subjects and the connections between courses. Research shows that students who take art succeed at higher rates than those who do not. In the U.S., art students score, on average, 100 points higher on their SATs. In my own district, using my methods, our students scored 155 points higher on average than students who did not take art in 2013.

If your school is STEAM focused, this is the book for you! (S.T.E.A.M.: Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Mathematics)

For the full color edition, look up ISBN 1940290279

Publication Date:
1940290317 / 9781940290317
Page Count:
Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
8.5" x 11"
Black and White
Related Categories:
Art / Study & Teaching

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