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Enhancing Learning in Social Studies Through Visual Arts

Define the visual arts and explain how they can be used to enhance student learning in social studies. Give examples for at least 4 of the various visual arts. Discuss some of the many advantages of using drama in the social studies (elementary) classroom.

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Visual arts are an ever expanding venue of sensory based art that includes but is not limited to the following:
• Painting
• Sculpture
• Drawing
• Photography
• Film
• Computer Animation
• Theatre

The use of visual arts in the social studies classroom can enliven even the most difficult social studies concept. The use of visual arts brings the subject to life in a manner that links a student to the academic subject matter through a multi-disciplinary approach to teaching.

The imagery of Ancient Greece can be elegantly symbolized by a photograph or model of the Parthenon. Elementary age children are ...

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Visual arts are an ever expanding venue of sensory based art that includes but is not limited to the following:

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