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Art in Story: Teaching Art History to Elementary School Children

ISBN13: 9781591583592
ISBN: 1591583594
Binding: Paperback
List Price: $35.0
Publisher: Libraries Unlimited
Published Date:
Edition 2
Pages: 484
Average Goodreads rating: 4.29/5 (9 ratings)

This revision of the bestselling book, Art in Story, published by Linnett Professional Publications in 1997, is aimed at teachers, parents home-schooling their children, and parents and grandparents of young elementary-age children. It would also be an excellent supplementary textbook for arts education methods classes. The author's aim is to help those working with children to develop in them a knowledge of and enthusiasm for fine art by telling stories that connect to a particular kind of art or artist. Art in Story focuses on art of the ancient world, of the East and Africa, of the Middle Ages and the Renaissance. Chapters consider the European Masters, Impressionism and Post-Impressionism, art of America and Mexico, and computer art. Each chapter has background information for the teacher, a story completely written out as it is meant to be told, suggestions for viewing art, a journal writing activity, an art activity related to the type of art being studied, connections to other topics of study, suggestions for drama possibilities, and an extensive bibliography of adult reference as well as children's books and other materials. This new edition presents new chapters on Middle Eastern art and revisions of all other material. The bibliography updates have been extensive. Grades K-6.