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ResourceWatch: Recommendations for cool (or hot) arts-based resources

Stephen Hurley Grade Eight Teacher, Group Moderator, Facilitator/teacher arts@newman

Hi everyone,

Its great to see our membership growing so rapidly. Thanks again to those who have introduced themselves. Hoping to hear from others in the next little while!

I thought that I would begin the week with a resource-related question: Do you have a recommendation for a really cool/hot arts-related resource...something that has captured your imagination or the imagination of your students? It could be discipline specific (dance, drama, music, visual arts, etc), or it could be related to the integration of the arts in other aspects of the curriculum.

As the discussion around this grows (and hopefully it will), I will collate the suggestions into one list that I will post.

I'm going to start off with a book that I used today. I was introducing the elements and principles of visual design and the book, "Picture This: How Pictures Work" by Molly Bang filled the bill perfectly. For one review and description of the book, see Review of Picture This

This book has a ton of potential for teaching young people about how pictures are constructed and composed. Fun, engaging and informative.

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Art's Resource Coach - Dance (Project CREATES, Tulsa Public Schools)

Project CREATES

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Alida,

You might find our website helpful: www.projectcreates.org
Project CREATES is an art's integration program in urban schools.
Take a look at the Summary of Research Findings.

Hope this helps.

Grade Eight Teacher, Group Moderator, Facilitator/teacher arts@newman

Project Creates

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Hi Arien,

Thanks for posting this link. I've watched a couple of the videos already, and look forward to explore more.

Could you let us know a little about your role in this project and some of the observations that you have made. The research is good, but I love the individual stories that come out of projects like this!

Stephen

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