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Why Our Kids Need Art

With so much focus on standardized test scores, unfortunately when a school district has to make budget cuts, the arts are usually the first thing to go. However, there is mass research that shows that this is beyond detrimental to the overall development of our students. The arts have mental, physical, social, and emotional value and the following sources will talk about why and how to incorporate them into your daily routine.
A Collection By Caitlin Unger
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Why Our Kids Need Art
  • Caitlin Unger says:
    The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts discusses CETA and both the challenges and successes that this adaptation has brought to their learning community.
  • Caitlin Unger says:
    After receiving a grant from Crayola, Seven Oaks Elementary School, the only STEAM school in Maryland, faculty has dedicated their time to incorporating art into every subject. This video provides a short overview with phenomenal examples on how to integrate different aspects of the art into core classroom curriculum.
  • Caitlin Unger says:
    If you have not yet heard about Bates Middle School, it is time to take your head out of the sand and do a little more research! After a continuous downward spiral, Bates Middle School decided to completely change their curriculum and implemented the arts, all of the arts, into each classroom. This video exemplifies how and why they decided to do this and the positivity that continues to come out of the changes.
  • Caitlin Unger says:
    This video exemplifies different ways that teachers are implementing the arts into their curriculum while still attempting to stay in line with the Common Core. This video stresses the importance of being able to connect the common core from math, reading, etc., to the arts.
  • washingtontimes.com
    washingtontimes.com

    Schools Work to Keep Arts Alive

    15 minute read
    Caitlin Unger says:
    This article hit home for me because it talks about schools in the Pittsburgh area. This article discusses the reasoning why many schools are having to cut arts programs and the reasons that they fight against this dreadful task.
  • Caitlin Unger says:
    This article highlights the top 10 skills that children learn from the arts which further exemplifies why it's integration is so important.
  • pbs.org
    pbs.org

    The Importance of Art in Child Development

    10 minute read
    Caitlin Unger says:
    Although art integration has obvious benefits in regards to enhancing creativity, this article emphasizes the many hidden benefits in regards to child development. These include advanced motor control, language development, enhanced decision making, visual learning, inventiveness, cultural awareness, and advanced academic performance
  • onlinecolleges.net
    onlinecolleges.net

    Studies on the Arts in Education

    20 minute read
    Caitlin Unger says:
    In our data driven society, it is almost impossible to convince an educator to adapt their curriculum without first having proof that there is concrete value in doing so. This website contains the links for 10 research studies that positive correlate arts integration with a variety of other growth areas.
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