Monday, June 8, 2009

The Center

Next stop on our thrilling tour, ARTSEDGE, a terrific multi-level site coming out of the Kennedy Center. 

ARTSEDGE — the National Arts and Education Network — supports the placement of the arts at the center of the curriculum and advocates creative use of technology to enhance the K-12 educational experience. 
ARTSEDGE empowers educators to teach in, through, and about the arts by providing the tools to develop interdisciplinary curricula that fully integrate the arts with other academic subjects.
ARTSEDGE offers free, standards-based teaching materials for use in and out of the classroom, as well as professional development resources, student materials, and guidelines for arts-based instruction and assessment.

Perhaps most importantly, ARTSEDGE is free.

Free lesson plans, and national arts learning standards, all in one place.

Lesson Plan spotlight:

Dancing the Elements

Karl Schaffer, Erik Stern, and Scott Kim

This list of elements is presented to jump-start non-dancers’ thinking about the art of dance.

The parts of the body can be used to create shapes of many different levels, usually divided into low, medium, and high. The levels are relative, though medium usually refers to the height of the body as we walk normally. The body can also move through space, creating directions, paths, and floor patterns. All of these aspects of space involve dimension: the movements may occur in a line, along a flat plane, or curve through space.

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1 comment:

Shell said...

Thanks for this great resource. I'm just staring to begin my teaching artist career and your blog gives me great ideas.