This article explores high school students’ perceptions of visual arts integration in the social studies. In an all-boys, public school in a major metropolis in the Midwest, lessons on art by African American and Mexican artists were introduced in a social studies classroom. To assess the impact of the program, the students’ anonymous responses to two surveys and their work on a collaborative, digital portfolio were analyzed. The findings of this study suggest that arts integration in the social studies increases students’ interest in learning, appreciation of culture, and understanding of history.
Taylor, Julie Anne; Iroha, Okezie; and Valdez, Vito
"Culturally Responsive Teaching with Visual Art in the Social Studies,"
The Councilor: A Journal of the Social Studies: Vol. 76
, Article 3.
Available at: http://thekeep.eiu.edu/the_councilor/vol76/iss1/3
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