Explore methods for developing cross-curricular units for art classes that connect American artists and elementary literature! Amon Carter educators offer suggestions for creating classroom activities that encourage critical thinking and reading while students learn about three diverse American artists and their art, including Josef Albers, Alexander Calder, and Charles M. Russell. Participants learn about inquiry-based strategies designed to engage students with artworks and help them make connections with the books’ subjects and major themes; creative student art projects that integrate writing, drawing, and experimentation; and anecdotal examples of what worked (and what didn’t).
Elementary art, gifted and talented, language arts, reading, science, and social studies teachers from classroom and homeschool settings, as well as preservice teachers are encouraged to attend, although others may benefit and are welcome to register.
Space is limited; preregistration is required. Cancellations must be received forty-eight hours in advance of the program or a $25 fee will be charged; program materials will be mailed to absent teachers.