—Michelle Barnea, Early Childhood Consultant
Innovations for Early Learning, Millburn, NJ
"This is a great book to help students develop creativity, self-esteem and metacognition. It also helps students make meaningful connections to all areas of the curriculum."
—Tamara Daugherty, Third-Grade Teacher
Lakeville Elementary School, Apopka, FL
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 include 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
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 Language Arts
Students in grades K-5 need creative venues that encourage self-confidence, self-expression, and collaboration. 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.