Creative Materials And Activities For The Early Childhood Curriculum by Joan Packer IsenbergCreative Materials And Activities For The Early Childhood Curriculum by Joan Packer Isenberg

Creative Materials And Activities For The Early Childhood Curriculum

byJoan Packer Isenberg, Jennifer L. Durham

Paperback | July 13, 2014

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Innovative, practical, and easy to use, Creative Materials and Activities for the Early Childhood Curriculum is the ideal research-based resource for helping all children from infancy through grade five learn in, through, and with the arts, while meeting national and state standards. With a focus on teaching the creative arts and other subjects in ways that engage children’s minds and bodies, it looks at the teacher’s role from multiple perspectives by addressing the concepts and importance of creativity, classroom environment, planning, and assessment. Included are over 400 standards-based activities, an abundance of children’s literature suggestions, arts-infused content-area chapters, differentiated strategies across age and grade levels, technology suggestions, inspiring photos, practical examples, lesson segments, case studies, guidelines, and practical tips that can be put to immediate use in the classroom. Also included are a number of user-friendly approaches for using arts-based learning to meet the needs of diverse learners. The Enhanced Pearson eText features embedded video to illustrate key concepts and pop-up assessments.


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Joan Packer Isenberg is Professor Emerita of Education at George Mason University, where she also served as associate dean in the College of Education and Human Development from 2003-2011 and as the founding director of the Advanced Studies in Teaching and Learning (ASTL) program from 1999-2003. She is past president of the National A...
Title:Creative Materials And Activities For The Early Childhood CurriculumFormat:PaperbackDimensions:528 pages, 10.79 × 8.43 × 0.87 inPublished:July 13, 2014Publisher:Pearson EducationLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0132463121

ISBN - 13:9780132463126


Table of Contents

Part I:         Exploring Creativity and the Arts


Chapter 1:       Creativity and the Arts

Chapter 2:       Facilitating Creativity and the Arts

Chapter 3:       Designing Environments for Creativity and the Arts



Part II:       Teaching the Creative Arts:  What Does It Look Like? 


Chapter 4:       Visual Arts and Children’s Development

Chapter 5:       Creative Materials and Activities for the Visual Arts

Chapter 6:       Creative Materials and Activities for Drama

Chapter 7:       Creative Materials and Activities for Music, Movement, and Dance



Part III:      Creative Materials and Activities in the Content Areas


Chapter 8:       Language, Literacy and the Creative Arts

Chapter 9:      Mathematics and the Creative Arts

Chapter 10:    Science and the Creative Arts

Chapter 11:   Social Studies and the Creative Arts


Part IV: Planning and Assessing Creative Experiences


Chapter 12:    Assessing Creative Learning

Chapter 13:    Planning Effective Arts-Based Lessons

Chapter 14:    Integrating the Curriculum through Arts-Based Units