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Understanding Cross-Curricular Connections
Defining Cross-Curricular Planning 5:14
Outcomes of Effective Cross-Curricular Planning 2:58
Getting Started 1:57
Initial Planning for Cross-Curricular Connections
Finding Collaborators 3:11
Identifying Standards and Discovering Connections 4:13
Art-Centered Planning 2:33
Art and History
Egyptian Collars 6:39
Greek Mythology Vases 10:27
Art and Language Arts
Harlem Renaissance Poetry 8:24
Chinese New Year Dragons 7:54
Art and Science
Collection Drawings 7:43
Andy Goldsworthy Arrangements 7:59
Art and Math
Islamic Design Tiles 5:35
Assessing Cross-Curricular Collaboration
Strategies for Assessment 3:55
Unlock Certificate: 5 Questions
4 PD Hours
1 Gain strategies for arts-centered cross-curricular planning.
2 Learn how to identify common standards between art and other subject areas.
3 Explore a variety of unique lessons that celebrate cross-curricular connections between art and four other subject areas.
It’s easy to see the power of connecting art with other subject areas. But, sometimes, it seems like cross-curricular learning comes at the expense of art practices. In this PRO Learning Pack, join Jordan DeWilde as he shows you how to create deep, authentic connections while keeping art at the forefront. You’ll find specific ideas to help you connect your art curriculum to history, science, math, and language arts in a natural, meaningful way.
1.4 Develops engaging activities, resources, lessons, and/or centers
1.5 Demonstrates thorough background/content knowledge
3.11 Considers students’ background knowledge and ability levels when planning instruction
6.2 Adds value to team and school culture
6.3 Interacts with other professional educators
High School Art Teacher and PRO Facilitator
Jordan DeWilde currently teaches grades 3-6 in Oregon, Illinois. He strives to create an inclusive curriculum by developing lessons with positive representations of diverse artists and issues. Jordan tells his students, “Great art has been created by men and women of different races, cultures, and communities throughout history.” His mission is to teach his students that art is for everyone!