Integrating the Arts Through the Multiple Intelligences

(6-8)

 

 

  • Part 1:  Graphic Arts: Advertising Design for CD Cove

  •  Part 2:  Language Arts: Song writing through poetry

  • Part 3:  Drama: Presentation of a song

Goals/Objectives: 

Part 1: Students will brainstorm individually for ideas to generate a visual for a CD cover. (Use of creative ideas through multi-media will be acceptable such as photography, painting, drawing, or computer generated graphics for individual choices.)

Part 2:  Students will work in small groups, 2 3 students per group to assist each other in brainstorming ideas for writing at least one song for their CD.  A list of potential other song titles should also be created.  Students should have some ideas of their own to present to their individual group so they have a starting point. 
Part 3: Presentation of songs- Students will select one or all of the songs their group has created to present to the class.

 

Links To The Eight Multiple Intelligences:

     Bodily-Kinesthetic

     Interpersonal

     Intrapersonal

     Linguistic

Logical/Mathematical

     Musical

    Visual/Spatial

Links To Creative Arts:

     Drama

     Movement

     Music

    Poetry

     Storytelling

     Visual

     Technology

Links To Subject Standards:

Social Studies

Science

     Language Arts

Math

Health

Physical education

     Music Art

    Other

 

 

Procedures/Activities:

This lesson encompasses numerous sessions to create and prepare for presentation.  Exploration of art materials to create CD cover will be the emphasis for creating the visual for the cover.  Some work on creative writing will be necessary.  Most students will have preconceived ideas about the style of music they would like to create (Country/Western, Rock, Rap, etc.)  Presentations could be a live performance or a taped depending on the ability level and interest of the students.

Extension:  A Power Point show (MTV Style) with music on the PP or taped on a cassette.

 

Evaluation/Assessment:

Students really buy into this lesson at the middle school/junior high level.  It empowers them to be creative in a student-centered lesson that brings excellent results.

 

 

 

 

Making an effort to increase student learning by integrating  art will help children gain meaningful context throughout their lives.