If I was doing learning out of a textbook it wouldn’t stick with me because I’m a visual learner, I’m an active learner. So by doing exciting things, creative things, it sparks my interest. So then it keeps it on my mind like, “Oh, remember when you did this? Remember when you did that?” When we have our unit tests then I can know the characteristics of the different planets.
~ Caleb, 6th Grade Student, Bates Middle school
Here’s a fantastic video from Edutopia about Bates Middle School in Annapolis, Maryland. The school is an Arts Integration school that requires the arts to be integrated in all areas of the curriculum.
This page has a whole bunch of lesson plans using the arts to teach science, Spanish, Social Studies, and Math.