Intersecting Art is the product of two projects which sought to enhance interest, understanding, enthusiasm, and performance in standards-based subjects among American Indian students in grades K-8 by using culturally-relevant art projects to teach academic content. By partnering with local American Indian artists to infuse culturally responsive visual and performing arts activities into K-8 language arts, math, and science education, these lesson plans were created.
Each lesson includes:
- Materials needed (resources and art materials)
- Activity process (motivation, demonstration, activity, closure, and checks)
- Vocabulary words
- Comments by teachers who have taught the lesson
Lessons are searchable by grade level, season to be taught, and/or primary content area
For more information and to access this free curriculum, please see the Culture-based Arts Integration Curriculum website.
To increase student:
- Opportunities to experience and appreciate the arts and Ojibwe culture within the integrated curriculum
- Scores on the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment testing in math and reading
- Interest, ability, and willingness to attend to content tasks, maintaining consistent patterns of skill attainment
For teachers to:
- Develop an understanding and ability to incorporate knowledge of traditional Ojibwe are into content
- Support ongoing teaching strategies and techniques