Module 24: Teaching Visual Arts in Connection with History/Social Studies, Grades K-12

Overview

Welcome to the Creativity at the Core, Module 24: Teaching Visual Arts in Connection with History/Social Studies, Grades K-12 brought to you by the Butte County Office of Education and the Stanislaus County Office of Education. Designed to enhance both the quality of Visual Arts and History/Social Science learning, this module provides a model for integrating Visual Arts and History Social Science, and provides six integrated units that meet the rigor of Visual Art and History/Social Science standards.

The Presentation Chart will provide an overview of the entire module (available under Downloads)

Click here for the Module 24 Tutorial

Planning your professional learning

This module is divided into seven parts. The first part provides information about how to unpack this module. The remaining six parts are models of grade-level aligned units integrating Visual Art and History Social Science.

Audience: Professional development facilitators, Visual Art teachers, HSS teachers, and general education teachers

Part I: Unpacking Visual Art and History/Social Science Integration

Grade 2 Unit – Cityscapes and Landscapes

Grade 3 Unit – Making Civic Monuments Personal

Grade 5 Unit – Native American Ledger Art

Grade 6 Unit – Creating a Memorial Inspired by Hatshepsut

Grade 8 Unit – Documenting Community

Grade 10 Unit – Through the Lens of Ai Weiwei’s Art

Handouts and Resources

The following handouts and resources support Module 24.

  • Part I: Unpacking Visual Art and History/Social Science Integration
    • Unpacking Visual Art and History/Social Science Integration Presentation
    • Part I Handout Packet
      • Visual Art and History/Social Science Integration Resources Handout
      • Tips for Teaching Visual Art Handout
      • Talking to Students About Art Handout
  • Grade 2 Unit – Cityscapes and Landscapes  
    • Grade 2 Unit – Cityscapes and Landscapes Presentation
    • Grade 2 Unit Handout Packet
      • Grade 2 Unit Guidance Overview Handout
      • Grade 2 Urban and Rural Communities Venn Diagram Handout
      • Grade 2 Rubric Handout
  • Grade 3 Unit – Making Civic Monuments Personal
    • Grade 3 Unit – Making Civic Monuments Personal Presentation
    • Grade 3 Unit Handout Packet
      • Grade 3 Unit Guidance Overview Handout
      • Grade 3 Symbols Handout
      • Grade 3 Statue of Liberty Symbols Handout
      • Grade 3 Statue of Liberty Personal Symbols Handout
      • Grade 3 Rubric Handout
  • Grade 5 Unit – Native American Ledger Art
    • Grade 5 Unit – Native American Ledger Art Presentation
    • Grade 5 Unit Handout Packet
      • Grade 5 Unit Guidance Overview Handout
      • Grade 5 Rubric Handout
  • Grade 6 Unit – Creating a Memorial Inspired by Hatshepsut
    • Grade 6 Unit – Creating a Memorial Inspired by Hatshepsut Presentation
    • Grade 6 Unit Handout Packet
      • Grade 6 Unit Guidance Overview Handout
      • Grade 6 Quiz Handout
      • Grade 6 Creating a Memorial Handout
      • Grade 6 Rubric Handout
  • Grade 8 Unit – Documenting Community
    • Grade 8 – Documenting Community Presentation
    • Grade 8 Unit Handout Packet
      • Grade 8 Unit Guidance Overview Handout
      • Grade 8 Reflection Handout
      • Grade 8 Rubric Handout
  • Grade 10 Unit – Through the Lens of Ai Weiwei’s Art
    • Grade 10 Unit – Through the Lens of Ai Weiwei’s Art Presentation
    • Grade 10 Unit Handout Packet
      • Grade 10 Unit Guidance Overview Handout
      • Grade 10 Quiz Handout
      • Grade 10 Conceptual Artwork Handout
      • Grade 10 Rubric

Research

In the Research document, you will find web, journal, and other research resources (available under Downloads).

Standards

In the Standards document, you will find all standards used for Module 24 (available under Downloads).

Credits

Amy Bultena, Director of Arts, Stanislaus County Office of Education

Jennifer Spangler, Arts Education Coordinator, Butte County Office of Education

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