Arts Department Coordinator
Kingsley Montessori School, Boston MA+Follow on Follett Community
Follett School Solutions, McHenry, IL+Follow on Follett Community
The 21st century has been labeled the “visual age,” and interweaving art into all subject areas bears a host of qualitative and quantitative benefits for its learners. Join co-presenters Emily Valenza and Julie Knutson in a one-hour exploration of the why, what and how of arts integration in history and social studies. Valenza and Knutson will discuss current research on incorporating the arts into social studies, along with strategies for the creating immersive and engaging lessons that allow students to situate art history in cultural context. Throughout, focus will be maintained on building the 21st-century skills that students need most: critical thinking, research, collaboration, and creativity.
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