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Arts Integration Titles from Perpich Library

June 16, 2022

In June, the Perpich Professional Development and Resource team facilitated a two-day arts integration workshop. For educators who were unable to attend, here are some excellent resources available at the Perpich Library for educators who are interested in arts integration in their schools and classrooms. All items on this list are available at the Perpich library. Click on titles for more information.



1. Art-Centered Learning Across the Curriculum: Integrating Contemporary Art in the Secondary School Classroom by Julia Marshall and David M. Donahue
This volume provides teachers with a fresh framework for implementing inquiry-based, substantive art integration across the curriculum, along with the background knowledge and models needed to do this. Subject-specific chapters co-written by teaching scholars include examples of contemporary art with explanations of how these works explore the fundamental concepts of the academic discipline.

2. Arts Integration: Teaching Subject Matter Through the Arts in Multicultural Settings, 6th edition by Merryl Ruth Goldberg
Beyond teaching about arts education as a subject in and of itself, the text explains how teachers may integrate the arts – literary, media, visual, and performing – throughout the subject curriculum, offering a wealth of strategies, techniques, and examples. This edition combines a social justice emphasis with templates for developing lesson plans and units, updated coverage on STEAM education, along with brand new examples, case studies, and research.

3. Arts Integration in Diverse K-5 Classrooms: Cultivating Literacy Skills and Conceptual Understanding by Liane Brouillette
This practical resource emphasizes the special contribution that visual art, drama, music, and dance can make to student literacy and understanding of content area reading assignments. Focusing on those areas where students tend to struggle, this book helps K–5 teachers provide an age-appropriate curriculum that is accessible to an increasingly diverse student population but does not ignore other important aspects of healthy human development.

4. Arts Integration in Education: Teachers and Teaching Artists as Agents of Change by Gail Humphries Mardirosian and Yvonne Pelletier Lewis, editors
An insightful, even inspiring investigation into the enormous possibilities for change that are offered by the application of arts integration in education. The book offers a comprehensive exploration and varying perspectives on theory, impact and practices for arts-based training and arts-integrated instruction across the curriculum.

5. Creative Drama and Music Methods: Activities for the Classroom, 3rd edition by Janet E. Rubin and Margaret Merrion
Uses music and drama to promote learning across the curriculum and with all types of learners. The text is filled with hands-on activities that guide pre-service and K-8 teachers in understanding that integrating drama and music is easy, fun, and vital to fostering a child’s desire to explore, imagine, and learn.

6. Dance Integration: 36 Dance Lesson Plans for Science and Mathematics by Karen A. Kaufmann and Jordan Dehline
Students will gain a wealth of critical knowledge, deepen their critical-thinking skills, and learn to collaborate and communicate effectively. Written for K-5 teachers who are looking for creative ways to teach the standards, this book will help you guide your students to create original choreography in mathematics and science and perform it for one another.

7. Integrating Music Across the Elementary Curriculum by Kristin Harney
This book is designed to support K-5 classroom teachers as they integrate music throughout the elementary curriculum. It contains detailed, practical ideas and examples, including full lesson plans and over 100 teaching ideas and strategies for integrating music with visual art, language arts, social studies, science, and mathematics.

8. Preparing Educators for Arts Integration: Placing Creativity at the Center of Learning by Gene Diaz and Martha Barry McKenna, editors
This resource examines professional development approaches from across the United States to help schools and allied arts groups integrate the arts into an already crowded K–12 curriculum. Emphasizing the value of collaboration among teachers, artists, educational leaders, and community partners, the book draws on the broad range of experiences of the authors, who came together as a working group of the Arts Education Partnership.

9. STEAM+ Arts Integration Anthology: Insights and Practical Applications by Jacqueline Cofield
The 12 contributors featured in this anthology are on the frontlines of STEAM+ Arts Integration Education and include engineers, educators, leaders/founders of STEM and STEAM education programs, teaching artists, and cultural programmers. The book provides a historical summary of STEM to STEAM, case studies, and practical program examples used in classrooms across the country and abroad.

10. Using Photography and Other Arts-Based Methods With English Language Learners: Guidance, Resources, and Activities for P-12 Educators by Tabitha Dell’Angelo and Louise Ammentorp
This book focuses on arts-based classroom practices that can be used to support English Language Learners. Recognizing that all children learn differently, but that the needs of children learning a new language are particularly unique, each chapter offers innovation in which arts-based methods can support learning across content areas.

All items are available at the Perpich Library.