Integrating the Arts Through the Multiple Intelligences
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.
To The Eight Multiple Intelligences:
To Creative Arts:
To Subject Standards:
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.
A Power Point show (MTV Style) with music on the PP or taped on a
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.