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Integrating the Performing Arts

Integrating the Performing Arts

October 2013 | 240 pages | SAGE AdvantEDGE

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.

An Introduction to the Performing Arts
The Classroom Stage
An Introduction to Music
An Introduction to Theater
An Introduction to Dance
An Introduction to Musical Theater
Building Artistic Connections
The Artistically Reflective Teacher

The author provides a theoretically sound and standards-based approach to incorporating performing arts into every aspect of curriculum for all ages. Teachers will be able to immediately implement new and engaging activities into all learning domains.

Michelle Barnea, Early Childhood Consultant
Innovations for Early Learning, Millburn, NJ

This is a great book to help students develop creativity, self-esteem, and metocognition. It also helps students make meaningful connections to all areas of the curriculum.

Tamara Daugherty, Third-Grade Teacher
Lakeville Elementary School, Apopka, FL

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Rekha S. Rajan

Rekha S. Rajan, Ed.D. is visiting associate professor of research and program leader for the master’s in grant writing, management, and evaluation in the division of research and doctoral programs at Concordia University Chicago. She is an arts education specialist and holds a master's in early childhood professions from Roosevelt University Chicago, a master's in music education, and a doctorate in music and music education from Teachers College, Columbia University. She has published her research on children’s participation in musical theater, and teachers’ use of the arts in numerous peer-reviewed journals and has presented her work at... More About Author


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ISBN: 9788132116059