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Writing History: A Teacher’S Guide To The History Of Language Technology And Museum Practice, Sonya Ochshorn May 2018

Writing History: A Teacher’S Guide To The History Of Language Technology And Museum Practice, Sonya Ochshorn

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The following document contains a guide for classroom teachers to use when bringing a class of 6th graders to a museum with ancient writing techniques, illuminated manuscripts, and books printed with movable type in their collection. The guide shows teachers how to guide students through the journey of tackling the essential question, “How have technological evolutions in language affected society?” This guide also helps teachers understand the difference in teaching in a museum setting and why this kind of learning is important for student development.


Art Power!: Exploring The Black Arts Movement, Imani Parkinson May 2017

Art Power!: Exploring The Black Arts Movement, Imani Parkinson

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Art Power! is a curriculum guide designed for educators of early adolescents who are interested in integrating art history, cultural institutions, and art making into their curricula. The guide seeks to highlight two New York City based institutions: The Schomburg Research Center in Black Culture and The Studio Museum in Harlem. In addition, the intended audience is for middle school students in New York City. It is believed this audience would benefit from learning about the history of African American culture related to New York City’s neighborhoods and the exposure to cultural institutions who value this narrative. Art Power ...


A Best Practice Guide For Teaching Artists: The Planning And Implementation Of Arts-Integrated Partnerships With Classroom Teachers, Lauren Patricia Ehrhart May 2017

A Best Practice Guide For Teaching Artists: The Planning And Implementation Of Arts-Integrated Partnerships With Classroom Teachers, Lauren Patricia Ehrhart

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This Integrative Master's Project is a guide for Teaching Artists to use when planning and implementing arts-integrated partnerships with classroom teachers. This paper discusses the process of creating five original resources based on best practices of experienced arts-integration professionals. The resources are the product of ten interviews with experienced teaching artists and administrators of cultural organizations, who employ teaching artists in interdisciplinary school partnerships. These resources are in the form of worksheets, spreadsheets and charts and aim to help guide-teaching artists in the creation of successful collaborations with classroom teachers.


The Benefits Of Art For Children With Special Needs : A Guidebook For Teachers, Rachel Rothberg May 2015

The Benefits Of Art For Children With Special Needs : A Guidebook For Teachers, Rachel Rothberg

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This thesis gives information to educators about the benefits of art with children, specifically those who require special education. It will examine different lessons and activities that can help achieve positive results for children. It includes specific lesson plans, sample artwork of children, brief assessment of these sample works, a personal narrative of individual experience, and interviews with an occupational therapist and art therapist.


"Through The Ages: Images That Communicate" : A Medieval Art Museum Curriculum, Flannery Santos May 2015

"Through The Ages: Images That Communicate" : A Medieval Art Museum Curriculum, Flannery Santos

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The museum curriculum proposed here utilizes the Princeton University Museum of Art's collection of medieval art to explore the ways in which images communicate. The curriculum is designed to help middle school students explore the concept that art represents the values and ideas of a culture.


The Gendered Image : An Art And Literature Based Curriculum For High School Audiences, Emily Erwin-Mcguire May 2015

The Gendered Image : An Art And Literature Based Curriculum For High School Audiences, Emily Erwin-Mcguire

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This curriculum uses images, artwork, literature and media to facilitate conversations to build knowledge and understanding about feminism and self-identity. It is designed to be used by educators of high school students in school, museum or after school settings.


Picture Books As Art : The Presence Of Children's Book Illustrations In Museums And An Analysis Of Children-Visitor Interactions At The Eric Carle Museum Of Picture Book Art, Jennifer Cusworth May 2014

Picture Books As Art : The Presence Of Children's Book Illustrations In Museums And An Analysis Of Children-Visitor Interactions At The Eric Carle Museum Of Picture Book Art, Jennifer Cusworth

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This paper analyzes the presence of children's picture book illustrations in cultural settings, particularly the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art in Amherst, Massachusetts and the New York Public Library in New York City, and determines how children interact with these spaces.


Curriculum Design In The Urban Arts Classroom; Can The Common Core Standards Be The Great Equalizer For Arts Education? : A Research Paper And Studio Art Unit Study, Kathleen Kennedy May 2013

Curriculum Design In The Urban Arts Classroom; Can The Common Core Standards Be The Great Equalizer For Arts Education? : A Research Paper And Studio Art Unit Study, Kathleen Kennedy

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The purpose of this research is to present a case for developing Common Core Standards for the arts as an avenue to increase universal access to quality arts education regardless of a student's geographic or socioeconomic background.


An Alphabet Of The Arts, Jessica Barksdale May 2013

An Alphabet Of The Arts, Jessica Barksdale

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The purpose of this project is to create an arts resource book, inspired by the Reggio Emilia approach, for classroom teachers.


Using The Contextual Model Of Learning In A Museum Program To Prepare For Student Visitors With Autism Spectrum Disorder, Mihaela V. Schwartz May 2013

Using The Contextual Model Of Learning In A Museum Program To Prepare For Student Visitors With Autism Spectrum Disorder, Mihaela V. Schwartz

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This study presents the findings from the evaluation of two distinct programs developed around the needs of children with autism and their families. Both programs were developed to provide accessible, sensory-rich, project-based learning experiences, where the families with children on the autism spectrum can learn together while pursuing the children's social and behavioral goals and the health of the community overall.


Making Power Visible For Museum Educators : A Theoretical Framework For Multicultural Museum Education, Sehr Karim-Jaffer May 2013

Making Power Visible For Museum Educators : A Theoretical Framework For Multicultural Museum Education, Sehr Karim-Jaffer

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The central guiding question of this study is how can museum educators (and volunteers) effectively engage multicultural audiences, who may face langauge and socioeconomic barriers, with objects of art in museum galleries?.


"Kids Create" : The Development Of An Out-Of-School Program For Creative, Empowered Exploration In Hudson, New York, Bonnie Scott Jones May 2013

"Kids Create" : The Development Of An Out-Of-School Program For Creative, Empowered Exploration In Hudson, New York, Bonnie Scott Jones

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Describes the design and implementation of an out-of-school program that the author developed and facilitated in Hudson, New York. The program, "Kids Create," provides elementary school-aged children with opportunities for creative, empowered exploration through project-based "design and build" workshops.


The Teacher In The Studio, Molly Alexander May 2013

The Teacher In The Studio, Molly Alexander

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As a potter and teacher, the author connected her practice in the studio to her practice in the classroom by designing and creating cups for the two-year-old children she teaches. This thesis includes visual documentation of the author's design and production process, an analysis of theory and research, and a personal reflection.


Do You See What I See? : Using Students' Self-Portraits To Gain New Perspectives On Teaching And Learning, Jordana Goldstein May 2013

Do You See What I See? : Using Students' Self-Portraits To Gain New Perspectives On Teaching And Learning, Jordana Goldstein

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The purpose of this research and project is to better understand how and whether the combination of Visual Thinking Strategies (VTS) and student artwork can enhance teachers' knowledge of attitudes toward individual children, and whether it encourages teachers to include the arts as well as VTS processes in their classrooms.


A Life Well Crafted, Sarah Renee Clay May 2013

A Life Well Crafted, Sarah Renee Clay

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This paper will attempt to define the relationship between creative thinking required for a craft and aspects of adult development, such as goal setting and achieving. Included in the study is a curriculum designed to teach sewing to beginning students, an introduction to creative thinking, and four case studies.