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Teaching Children Using the Arts - Chapter Summary
Use the lessons in this chapter to learn more about ways to use music, visual arts, movement and drama to help children learn. Review information on how to develop programs that enhance the classroom experience for young children. After watching these videos, you should know more about topics including:
- Ways to utilize the elements of music in the classroom
- How to teach children through creative movement and drama
- Methods of utilizing the visual arts as a way to learn
- The relationship between the processes of creating, performing and responding to art
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1. Using Music to Teach Children
Music can be an effective tool for enhancing instruction. In this lesson, you will explore the elements, characteristics, and tools involved with using music to enhance learning experiences.
2. Teaching Children Through Movement & Drama
The process of teaching children can be more effective when elements of movement and drama are integrated into their lessons. Learn how to create high-impact active learning experiences for students.
3. Messy Hands: Creating Visual Art with Children
Are you ready to get your hands dirty? Or at least hands covered in paint? If so go no further. This lesson will discuss the importance of creating visual art with children and offer some ideas to help you get 'messy hands' for learning.
4. Creating, Performing & Responding to Art
Integrating art into the early childhood classroom can be a wonderful way to engage students' senses and get them excited about learning. This lesson focuses on ideas for helping young children create, perform and respond to art.
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