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Lesson Plans and Resources for Arts Integration for your School

posted Dec 15, 2012, 9:30 AM by Maria Geueke
From lesson plans to websites and blank templates for art-integration, learn about the wonderful resources Edutopia has to offer and find out how you can integrate arts into your school.
"Dance in science, pop art in Spanish, or photography in math -- there’s no end to the ways arts can be integrated into other curricula. Educators from Bates Middle School, in Annapolis, Maryland, share arts-integrated lessons and resources that you can use in your school." - Edutopia

Click here for the article and full list of resources to help integrate the arts in your school.

Why is arts integration so important?

According to an article from Edutopia;

  • Ninety-three percent of parents and caretakers surveyed in a 2006 Harris poll believe the arts are vital to providing a well-rounded education for kids, a 2 percent increase over 2001.

  • And 86 percent think arts education improves a child's attitude toward school. Of 26,000 eighth graders studied, 77.9 percent of those intensively involved in arts went on to attend postsecondary schools, compared to 63 percent of those with negligible arts involvement.
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