Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
Performing arts are a very important component of a childâ€™s development, but it is often left out of the elementary school curriculum. Performing arts education helps a student develop both their emotional and social skills. This senior capstone research project examines the literature that has been conducted on the subject as well as a theatre program at a local elementary school. It looks at the impact on a childâ€™s self-esteem, their class participation, and their overall mental and emotional well-being. The goal of this capstone is to inform others on the importance of performing arts education at the elementary school level.
Hopper, Erin, "Socio-emotional benefits of incorporating performing arts in elementary schools" (2014). Capstone Projects (Campus-Only Access). 299.