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Arts Integration: Resource Roundup

All points of arts integration -- from implementation in the classroom and engaging students, to linking the arts with core curriculum -- are covered in this roundup of useful Edutopia blogs, articles, and videos.
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Linking Arts and Core Curriculum

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Arts as Enrichment

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Making, Art, and Technology

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  • STEM and Writing: A Super Combination by Heather Wolpert-Gawron (2014)

    Read how a quantum physicist, who was a guest speaker in a language arts classroom, inspired the imagination and writing of middle school students.

  • STEM to STEAM: Resource Roundup by Ashley Cronin (2014)

    Whether you're looking for resources on integrating science, technology, engineering, and math or on infusing the arts to transform STEM into STEAM, this curated compilation will help you strategize around different approaches to integrated studies.

  • Engaging Students in the STEM Classroom Through "Making" by AnnMarie Thomas (2012)

    An engineering professor and former executive director of the Maker Education Initiative describes how the Maker Movement is engaging STEM students in new ways.

  • PBL and STEAM Education: A Natural Fit by Andrew Miller (2014)

    Miller looks at the enhanced possibilities of using 21st-century skills to engage students with real-world challenges through combining the pedagogical model of PBL with the rich content area of STEAM.

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Other Resources From Edutopia

  • Lesson Plans and Resources for Arts Integration by Doug Keely (2012)

    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.

  • Executive Function, Arts Integration, and Joyful Learning by Judy Willis (2012)

    Willis continues her series about the neuroscience of executive function, this time examining the effects of creativity and arts integration.

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Robyn Hill's picture

Can't tell you how much I appreciate this article with organized sites and apps. Thanks for integrating common core and arts and making it applicable.

Brandon Zoras's picture
Brandon Zoras
Science Teacher in Toronto, Canada

What a great set of resources. I am a science teacher but my favourite lesson from when I was in teachers college was when the prof had us think of science lessons that fit with another subject area. She had us make an entire unit on space through the arts. They called it Astrocreativity! I tried the lessons a few years later with my own students and they loved it. I am a big fan of bringing in choice assignments where students can use arts in science!

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