Listed below are selected teacher resources for teaching in Arts disciplines.
ArtBreak: A creative guide to joyful and productive classrooms, by Katherine Ziff
Grades: K-5. Integrating theory and practice from art therapy, counseling, and child-centered education, ArtBreak offers a guide to choice-based, guided play experience based on the developmental and restorative possibilities of art making.
Integrating the arts across the elementary school curriculum, by R. Phyllis Gelineau
Grades: K-7. This book’s concise chapters focus on the practical application and integration of arts in the elementary curriculum. Each chapter explores a different discipline in arts education, including drama, music, dance, and art, and provides easy to implement activities that can be adapted to different subjects, classrooms, and ages.
The arts go to school: Classroom-based activities that focus on music, painting, drama, movement, media, and more, edited by David Booth and Masayuki Hachiya
Grades: K-8. This book offers activities, lessons, and exemplar classrooms which will help teachers incorporate the fundamentals of music, painting, drama, movement, and more in a creative and easy to understand way.
Art teaching: Elementary through middle school, by George Szekely and Julie Alsip Bucknam
Grades: K-8. Presents fundamental theories, principles, creative approaches, and resources for art teaching in elementary through middle-school. Key sections focus on how children make art, why they make art, the unique qualities of children’s art, and how artistic development can be encouraged in school and at home. eBook only
Preparing educators for arts integration: Placing creativity at the center of learning, edited by Gene Diaz and Martha Barry McKenna
Grades: K-12. This resource examines professional development approaches from across the United States to help schools and allied arts groups integrate the arts into the K–12 curriculum. Emphasizes the value of collaboration among teachers, artists, educational leaders, and community partners. Readers will find strong, empirically tested models of arts integration to inform curriculum development and teacher professional learning.
Grades: K-12. Explains how teachers may integrate the arts—literary, media, visual, and performing—throughout subject area curriculum and provides a multitude of strategies and examples. This text is ideal as a primer on arts integration and a foundational support for teaching, learning, and assessment, especially within the context of multicultural and multilingual classrooms. eBook only
Teaching and learning in art education: Cultivating students’ potential from pre-K to through high school, by Debrah C. Sickler-Voigt
Grades: K-12. Teaching and Learning in Art Education explores essential and emerging topics such as: managing the classroom in art education; artistic development from early childhood through adolescence; catering towards learners with a diversity of abilities; integrating technology into the art field; and understanding drawing, painting, paper arts, sculpture, and textiles in context. eBook only.
The art and design teacher’s handbook, by Susie Hodge
Grades: 6-12. This comprehensive handbook provides art teachers with practical advice on planning effective lessons, developing imaginative ideas for teaching art across the age ranges, developing students’ creative, technical and critical skills, and preparing students for coursework and exams.
The art teacher’s survival guide for secondary schools: Grades 7-12, by Helen D. Hume
Grades: 7-12. Ten chapters designed specifically for the unique needs of middle and high school art teachers. Includes lesson plans, practical tools, and reproducible handouts for 75 art projects. Covers drawing, painting, fine art, sculpture, computer graphics, printmaking, careers in art, and more.
Learning to teach art and design in the secondary school: A companion to school experience, edited by Nicholas Addison and Lesley Burgess
Grades: 8-12. Explores a range of approaches to teaching and learning and provides a conceptual and practical framework for understanding the diverse nature of art and design in the secondary school curriculum. Provides support and guidance for learning and teaching in art and design, suggesting strategies to motivate and engage pupils in making, discussing and evaluating visual and material culture. eBook only
Finding More Resources
To find more resources in this area, try the following:
- Search using the General tab on the UBC Library website to look for material in all UBC Library branches.
- Search using “Search Education Resources” box in the left hand bar on the Education Library website to limit your results to materials in the Education Library.
- Use specific search terms to narrow your results, such as “Arts–Study and teaching (Elementary)”, “Arts–Study and teaching (Secondary)”, “Arts–Study and teaching”
- To find lesson plans, include “lesson plans”, “lesson planning”, or “activity programs” in your search terms.
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