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Integrating the Arts Across the Elementary School Curriculum



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This book is designed to assist pre-service and in-service classroom teachers in weaving music, visual arts, drama, and movement into the elementary/middle school curriculum in order to stimulate the learning process, enrich other subject areas, and provide opportunities for creative expression and self-fulfillment. By providing the basic tools and activities that teachers will need, Gelineau helps teachers gains confidence in using the arts in the their elementary classrooms. The content of the book is informed by the National Standards for the Arts.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. viii
Acknowledgmentsp. xiii
Introductionp. 1
Discovering Who We arep. 1
National Standards for Art Educationp. 2
The Power of the Artsp. 7
Arts in Educationp. 9
What We Knowp. 9
What Others Sayp. 11
Implementing Gardner's Theoriesp. 13
Getting Comfortable with the Artsp. 17
Notesp. 18
For Further Readingp. 19
Exploring Creativityp. 21
Arts and Creativity in the Classroomp. 21
Activitiesp. 28
Name Gamep. 28
Stimulating the Imaginationp. 28
Observingp. 29
Notesp. 29
For Further Readingp. 30
The Art Formsp. 33
Artp. 35
Elements of Artp. 35
More About Colorp. 37
Slides for Elementsp. 39
Principles of Artp. 39
Genres of Artp. 40
Art-Related Activitiesp. 41
Experiencing Art in the Classroomp. 42
Materialsp. 44
Making Artp. 45
Projectsp. 45
Drawing and Paintingp. 47
Projectsp. 48
Printingp. 49
Printing/Stamping Toolsp. 49
Sculpturep. 50
Rubbingsp. 50
Collagep. 51
Masksp. 51
Making Masksp. 52
Additional Projectsp. 52
Art Safety in the Classroomp. 53
Art Recipesp. 54
National Standards Grades K-8p. 56
Glossaryp. 57
Notesp. 59
For Further Readingp. 59
Art-Related Resourcesp. 60
Musicp. 61
Elements of Musicp. 63
Experiencing Music in the Classroomp. 64
Exploring Soundp. 65
Sound Activitiesp. 66
Sound Poemsp. 67
Singingp. 70
Teaching a Songp. 70
Helping Out-of-Tune Singersp. 71
Tone-Matching Gamesp. 72
Singing in Harmonyp. 82
Playing Instrumentsp. 82
Activitiesp. 83
Making Instrumentsp. 85
Found Instrumentsp. 86
Playing Bottlesp. 88
Harmonicap. 89
Playingp. 89
Other Classroom Instrumentsp. 92
Presenting a Music Listening Experiencep. 92
Introductory Ear Training Activitiesp. 92
Instruments of the Orchestrap. 93
Stringsp. 93
Woodwindsp. 95
Brassp. 96
Percussionp. 97
Folk/Ethnic Instrumentsp. 98
Larger Listening Experiencep. 98
Motivating Devicesp. 98
Sorcerer's Apprenticep. 99
Music Listening Selectionsp. 100
Music Readingp. 102
Conductingp. 105
Reading Rhythmsp. 106
Summary of Musical Symbolsp. 107
Relating Music and Artp. 109
Activitiesp. 110
National Standards Grades K-8p. 111
Glossaryp. 111
Notesp. 115
For Further Readingp. 115
Resourcesp. 116
Basic Music Seriesp. 118
Dramap. 119
Experiencing Drama in the Classroomp. 119
Warming Upp. 121
Relaxing Exercisesp. 121
Pantomimep. 122
Activitiesp. 123
Improvisationp. 125
The Fatal Questp. 129
Puppetryp. 131
Handp. 133
Shadowp. 133
Rodp. 133
National Standards Grades K-8p. 135
Glossaryp. 136
Notesp. 137
For Further Readingp. 137
Dancep. 139
Experiencing Dance in the Classroomp. 141
Elements of Dancep. 142
Locomotor and Non-locomotor Movementp. 142
Activitiesp. 143
Action Songs and Singing Gamesp. 145
Hand Jivep. 146
Chair Dancingp. 148
Music and Movementp. 149
Motivating Creative Movementp. 149
Interpreting Musical Terms Through Movementp. 150
Accent, Meter, and Rhythmp. 150
Instruments of the Orchestrap. 151
Dancesp. 152
Square Dancingp. 153
National Standards Grades K-8p. 156
Glossaryp. 156
Notesp. 157
For Further Readingp. 158
Resourcesp. 159
Videosp. 159
Integrating the Artsp. 161
Making Connectionsp. 163
Social Studiesp. 164
Sciencep. 167
Mathematicsp. 170
Language Artsp. 175
Poetryp. 180
Notesp. 185
For Further Readingp. 186
Multiple Intelligences Surveyp. 188
Indexp. 194
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