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Why Integrate the Arts? [electronic resource]

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Explores how integrating the arts with other subjects can benefit middle school students by raising the level of student engagement, addressing diverse learning styles, establishing the relevance of learning, and providing alternative ways to communicate.
Online
2005
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What Are Connecting Concepts? [electronic resource]

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Focuses on one of the keys to planning good integrated units, finding concepts that can connect learning in different disciplines. Films how teachers organize instruction around themes and through concepts.
Online
2005
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What's the Big Idea? [electronic resource]

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Demonstrates how to plan and teach toward important understandings that have lasting value. Live-action filming of arts-integrated instruction captures the moment when students make deeply personal connections to what they are learning.
Online
2005
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Identifying What Students Are Learning [electronic resource]

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Investigates ways to evaluate student learning in and through the arts. Shows teachers using arts-based performance tasks to assess student understanding.
Online
2005
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Reflecting on Our Practice [electronic resource]

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Explores methods for assessing instructional practice in arts-based instruction. Films teachers reflecting alone and interacting with colleagues to evaluate and refine their planning and teaching. To conclude, the discussion group models a protocol that allows teachers to draw on the expertise of colleagues to refine their practice.
Online
2005
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Revealing Character [electronic resource]

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A Language Arts teacher and a Visual Art teacher ask eighth-graders to demonstrate their understanding of a novel's characters by creating unusual ceramic place settings.
Online
2005
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Breathing Life Into Myths [electronic resource]

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A Language Arts teacher draws on puppetry techniques and help from her school s theatre teacher to engage her sixth-graders in exploring Greek myths.
Online
2005
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Two Dance Collaborations [electronic resource]

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In a first-time collaboration, a dance teacher and a science teacher explore the laws of motion with a seventh- and eighth-grade dance class. At another school, a dance teacher and a math teacher work with sixth graders on imaginative interpretations of the idea of circles.
Online
2005
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Constructing a Community [electronic resource]

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A Visual Art teacher and a Social Studies teacher use the distinctive architecture and history of their school s neighborhood to help eighth-graders see their community in a new light.
Online
2005
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Making Connections [electronic resource]

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Teachers of music, visual art, and theatre build thoughtful connections to topics their seventh-graders are working on in Social Studies and Language Arts
Online
2005
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Exploring Our Town [electronic resource]

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Seventh- and eighth-grade students explore Thornton Wilder s classic play, "Our Town" from the perspectives of theatre, music, visual art, Language Arts, and Social Studies.
Online
2005
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Creating a Culture [electronic resource]: The Story Begins

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Sixth-graders develop their own cultures, complete with language, clothing, artwork, and rituals. Weeks of hard work culminate in a surprising twist.
Online
2005
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Analyzing a Culture [electronic resource]: The Story Continues

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Students become archaeologists, analyzing artifacts from other student-created cultures. They then design a museum exhibit from those artifacts.
Online
2005
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Folk Tales Transformed [electronic resource]

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A visiting theatre artist works with a Language Arts teacher and a Visual Art teacher to help eighth-graders transform folk tales into original scenes that the students perform.
Online
2005
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Preserving a Place for the Arts [electronic resource]

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When faced with budget cuts, the staff of a rural middle school finds innovative ways to keep the arts a viable part of the curriculum.
Online
2005
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Can Frogs Dance? [electronic resource]

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A dance teacher and a science teacher ask seventh-graders to compare the anatomy of frogs and humans. Then a Language Arts teacher coaches the students in a lively debate about whether a frog should be allowed to join a ballet company.
Online
2005
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Finding Your Voice [electronic resource]

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Drawing on themes of conflict and genocide that eighth-graders are studying in their World Cultures class, four arts teachers organize an interdisciplinary unit that encourages students to use their artwork as a form of protest.
Online
2005
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Special Considerations [electronic resource]

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Discusses specific classroom management issues for a variety of student backgrounds and learning differences.
Online
1997
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Surprises in Mind [electronic resource]

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Demonstrates that mathematical creativity as expressed in art, architecture, music and industry is built into the brain and can flourish under the right conditions. Reviews the remarkable 12-year study, led by Professor Carolyn Maher of Rutgers University, that followed students from first grade through high school to demonstrate the brain's surprising natural abilities for learning math.
Online
2001
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How People Learn [electronic resource]: Introduction to Learning Theory

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Teacher interviews and classroom footage illustrate why learning theory is at the core of good classroom instruction and demonstrate the broad spectrum of theoretical knowledge available for use in classroom practice.
Online
2003