Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
Art integration is an essential aspect of student learning to provide children with a well-rounded education. While art leads to self expression, confidence, and engagement, budget cuts and the stress to perform on standardized tests has led to its near extinction. Educational policies, such as No Child Left Behind (NCLB), have left art classes in a particularly vulnerable state, causing teachers to manipulate the yearly curriculum to increase test scores rather than focusing on individual student needs. The purpose of this project was to alleviate the pressure and tension teachers felt when confronted with lack of time and creativity within the classroom. By creating a website, teachers can embark on a readily available free resource experience that serves as an encyclopedia for an extensive list of creative, innovative art inclusive lesson plans that can be modified and adapted to fit their personal teaching style and classroom environment, encouraging artistic expression and fostering an environment where students are engaged and committed to learning.
Kelly, Kenzi, "Arts Integration" (2015). Capstone Projects and Master's Theses. 488.