When the arts (drama, music, dance, etc..) are included to introduce, reinforce, or even extend a lesson within a content area, student motivation increases and often student learning improves as well. This lesson plan template supports teachers as they consider how to integrate the arts into instruction.
Arts integration is an important way to enhance student learning and comprehension. Studies in neuroscience have found strong links between arts education and cognitive development (e.g. thinking, problem solving, concept understanding, information processing, and overall intelligence). Since many schools have decreased the instructional time for art and music, it is important for teachers to intentionally plan for the integration of the arts in content areas. This lesson plan provides teachers with essential questions to consider in order to plan for this integration.
Academic standards correlations on Teachers' Domain use the Achievement Standards Network (ASN) database of state and national standards, provided to NSDL projects courtesy of JES & Co.
We assign reference terms to each statement within a standards document and to each media resource, and correlations are based upon matches of these terms for a given grade band. If a particular standards document of interest to you is not displayed yet, it most likely has not yet been processed by ASN or by Teachers' Domain. We will be adding social studies and arts correlations over the coming year, and also will be increasing the specificity of alignment.