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Introducing Arts Education [electronic resource]

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"What is Arts Education?" shows a montage of insights from teachers and administrators, plus examples of successful arts instruction in classrooms across America. "What are the Arts?" presents teachers, administrators, students, and parents who offer thoughtful and sometimes humorous comments on what the arts mean to them. In "How Do You Know They're Learning?" , educators from several schools tell how they know if their students are "getting it."
Online
2003
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Students Create a Multi-Arts Performance [electronic resource]

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A team of arts specialists and classroom teachers at Lusher Alternative Elementary School in New Orleans guides kindergarten and fourth grade students in creating an original work based on Cirque du Soleil's Quidam. The program presents highlights of the creative process, including brainstorming about characters' emotions, creating speech and movement for the characters, constructing costumes, and performing.
Online
2003
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What Is Art? [electronic resource]

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Teachers and students explore the nature of theatre, music, dance, and visual art as they consider their own definitions for each art form. They watch an excerpt from Quidam, a surrealistic performance piece by Cirque du Soleil that combines the four art forms in unusual ways, and begin to explore connections between fantasy and reality.
Online
2003
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Historical References in the Arts [electronic resource]

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Teachers and students examine costume designs for "Parade", focusing on how the designs help convey character. They interpret works by painter René Magritte and choreographer Alwin Nikolais, discovering influences on the creators of Quidam. They also conduct research into the history of street performance and report their findings, in the role of art historian.
Online
2003
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Creating a Multi-Arts Performance Piece [electronic resource]

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Teachers and students examine the elements of the classic journey of the hero as identified by Joseph Campbell. Afterwards, they create a multi-arts performance piece that represents a journey story and apply what they have learned in previous lessons to rehearse, critique, revise, and perform their work.
Online
2003