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Integrating Visual Arts in Social Studies Lessons

Social Studies is a subject that may seem to be very weighty in content. However, integrating visual arts with Social Studies will certainly make an uninteresting lesson become captivating and stimulating. The following items will give eye-opening suggestions on how teachers can facilitate such integration.
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Integrating Visual Arts in Social Studies Lessons
  • Suzzanne McLean says:
    Arts, in general, has a powerful impact on children’s learning. This video presentation gives an overview of arts integration in different subjects including social studies. As educators, we can make our lessons interesting and captivating by using art. Also, teachers are encouraged to make use of the Museums. They can receive resources to help the students in their lessons. Teachers will be inspired by this presentation.
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    nea.org

    Arts Across the Curriculum, Grades K-5

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    Suzzanne McLean says:
    This site outlines the different resources for teachers that include integration of Visual Arts with Social Studies. Teachers can observe these examples and tweak them according to the students’ level or grade. Teachers can make use of other examples of integration of Visual Arts for other subjects.
  • socialstudies.org
    socialstudies.org

    Creating Connections: Integrating the Visual Arts with Social Studies

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    Suzzanne McLean says:
    Elementary teachers are encouraged to integrate Visual Arts in Social Studies so that the lesson can be real and relevant to the students. So when students are given an opportunity to create art in any way, they are able to connect with the content of the subject and see the relevance of the subject. This article highlights ways of integrating Visual Arts, the benefits of integration and why it should be done.
  • Suzzanne McLean says:
    This site provides practice exercises on how to observe and interpret historical pictures and write conclusions. Teachers can give students the "W’s" and "H’s" in researching about a specific picture. Students will appreciate images rather than historical text. Although the historical text is very important in learning Social Studies, teachers can spice up their lessons by integrating Visual Arts. Teachers can tap into these suggestions.
  • Suzzanne McLean says:
    Visuals Arts can be integrated with Social Studies. This video presentation clearly presents how teachers can use students to create and illustrate different historical scenes. Students are able to use this medium to express themselves. Teachers can gain insight from this presentation.
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