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ART400 Expressive and Integrative Art

Lead Faculty: Dr. Lee T. Lovallo

Course Description

Prepares students to integrate the arts into daily instruction in grade K-8. Emphasis is on recognition of cultural diversity through activities in the arts. Provides basic knowledge of content areas for planning appropriate cross-curricular activities.

Learning Outcomes

  • Identify the overlaps and points of connections across the strands.
  • Identify and explain styles of dance and theater from a variety of times, places, and cultures.
  • Demonstrate a knowledge of dance and theater terminology as found in the CA Standards in the Arts at K-2, 3-5, 6-8 grade levels.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the CA standards in music and visual arts.
  • Demonstrate a fluency in acting, directing, stage design, and scriptwriting (plot and action).
  • Demonstrate a knowledge of resources in the visual and expressive arts that can be used to enrich classroom experiences at each of the grade level clusters.
  • Create artistic and expressive activities that reinforce learning in academic subjects.
  • Integrate expressive activities with physical education curriculum.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the diverse populations in typical classrooms and knowledge of their customs and celebrations.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of a variety of teaching and management strategies, both teacher-directed and student-centered .