Investigating children's learning through dance and drawing-telling, Dance-Play and Drawing-Telling as Semiotic Tools for Young Children's Learningprovides a unique insight into how these activities can help children to critically reflect on their own learning. Promoting the concept of dance and drawing-telling as highly effective semiotic tools for meaning-making, the book enlivens thinking about the extraordinary capacities of young children, and argues for the incorporation of dance and drawing in mainstream early childhood curriculum.
Language Arts, Math, and Science in the Elementary Music Classroom provides a practical guide to help music teachers incorporate elementary classroom subjects into their curriculum using STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math)-inspired strategies, with added emphasis on socialstudies. It includes a complete elementary music curriculum for kindergarten, first, and second grades, and has cross-referencing charts for regular elementary classroom teachers to find music activities for their classroom.
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. Following an overview of the interdisciplinary approach, the remaining chapters explore connections between music and other areas of the elementary curriculum. Each chapter also includes a section addressing national standards with tables showing the specific standards that are included in each lesson and activity.
In Shake, Rattle, and Roll: Rhythm Instruments and More for Active Learning, you will find activities that inspire curiosity, exploration, and creativity. When children are singing, moving, listening, and playing music, their creative energy enhances their learning in many areas: Language--Repetitive songs help develop oral language and early literacy. Math--Music involves fractions, ratios, patterns, and proportions. Science--Activities involve acoustics, volume, velocity, mass, and force. Music--Children explore culture, imagine different environments, and express themselves while playing songs and singing along.
Does music physically change the brain? Can music help kids with short attention spans, dyslexia, and other learning difficulties? Does music influence the cognitive abilities needed for reading and math? Perrets engaging and candid narrative, previously featured in Symphony Magazine, tells of a fascinating journey of discovery into the complexities and intricate workings of the human brain.
This exciting and original book shows how creativity and the special relationships that facilitate it can be nurtured through dance within education. Dance Partners for Creativity(DPC), an intensive two-year qualitative research project funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council, underpins the book. The work described illustrates what dance-based partnerships in schools contribute to the educational futures that will have to be made possible in the 21st century.