Art as Informational Text (6-12)

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Program description:
With the adoption of the Common Core State Standards, teachers are challenged to include more sources of information in their curriculum to promote understanding and hone students’ literacy on multiple platforms. Art can fit the bill! In this engaging workshop, teachers will acquire powerful strategies for utilizing visual art as informational text in all disciplines. This workshop will focus on how the inclusion of paintings, photographs and sculpture in your curriculum will help students integrate knowledge and ideas in meaningful ways.

Length: This workshop is available as a one-hour presentation or a 3-hour workshop.
Target audience: 6-12 history and social studies teachers

This workshop is available offsite! Please indicate on your request form if you would like Nelson-Atkins staff to deliver this program at your school.

Program alignments to CCSS-ELA:
Determine themes or central ideas of an informational text and or visual image based on informational text and how it is conveyed and developed through particular details and their relationship to characters, setting, plot; provide an objective summary of the text/image
- Reading Standards from Informational Text 6-12 #2

Integrate, analyze, evaluate information from various accounts of a subject, presented indifferent medial or formats.
- Reading Standards from Informational Text 6-12 #7

Write arguments to support claims in an analysis of substantive topics or texts, using valid reasoning and relevant and sufficient evidence.
-College and Career Readiness Anchor Standards for Writing #1

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