ISBN 9788132116059,Integrating the Performing Arts

Integrating the Performing Arts



SAGE Publications Ltd

Publication Year 2013

ISBN 9788132116059

ISBN-10 8132116054


Number of Pages 240 Pages
Language (English)


Enhance the learning experience by integrating the performing arts. Research documents that the arts boost learning, build confidence and motivate students to participate in class. How do we keep the performing arts alive in this era of increased accountability and decreased funding? Rekha S. Rajan sets the stage for a creative and practical solution with detailed, concrete examples of how to integrate the performing arts into math, science, social studies and language arts. Key features include: Step-by-step examples of how to connect the performing arts in all aspects of the curriculum Ways to impact students' learning in the cognitive, social and artistic domains Activities that can be implemented immediately and easily in classrooms everywhere Detailed lesson plans connected to the National Standards for Arts Education, National Standards for Early Childhood and Elementary Education and Common Core Standards for Math and English Language Arts Students need creative venues that encourage self-confidence, self-expression and collaboration and the performing arts provide opportunities to build personal and social skills that are an integral component of learning and development. This accessible resource provides all teachers with the tools to integrate the performing arts throughout their curriculum. Table of Contents: I: From Practice to Performance An Introduction to the Performing Arts The Classroom Stage II: Integrating the Performing Arts An Introduction to Music An Introduction to Theater An Introduction to Dance An Introduction to Musical Theater III: Behind the Curtain Building Artistic Connections The Artistically Reflective Teacher References Appendix Index