Units have been uniquely designed for individual classrooms through the collaboration of classroom teachers, specialty teachers and the teaching artists. Each project integrates grade level curriculum, a teaching artist's residency and a live performance or cultural organization site visit. The goal of these units is to promote artistic exploration by the students as well as strengthen their 21st Century skills and core subjects of ELA and mathematics.
Since the start of the 2015-16 school year, five-week units of study have been designed and implemented in Grade 4 and 5 classrooms during the fall and spring semesters. The projects' live performances or cultural organization site visits have served as a springboard for the study of a curriculum-based theme or topic.
Mixed Media Collages Explore Local Ecosystem
Grade Level : Grade 5 Content Area : Science,Social Studies Guiding Question : How does geography affect an ecosystem? Artistic Discipline : Visual Arts Unit Topic : New York State Geography, Ecosystem
Artworks Express Individuality
Grade Level : Grade 5 Content Area : Character Education ,English Language Arts Guiding Question : “What would you like people to know about you? Artistic Discipline : Visual Arts Unit Topic : Social-Emotional Literacy
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