Music Visual Art Theatre Social Studies Language Arts
Teachers make creative connections between arts and non-arts subjects.
Watching the Video
Before You Watch Respond to the following questions.
What themes speak to middle school students? Why?
How does a theme provide opportunities for connections with other teachers?
Why does studying a single subject from multiple angles help students grasp it better - for example, learning about the Civil War through the visual art and music of the time?
Watch the Program
As you watch, note the topic that teachers use to help students make connections across their different classes. How does the instruction connect social studies and band, chorus and language arts, and language arts and theatre?
Reflect on the Program
Which teachers in this program do you feel made the strongest impact with students? How and why?
Do you feel that the topics teachers used helped reinforce concepts across disciplines? Why or why not?
What are some ways these teachers assessed student understanding?