Sometimes the arts are the first area to take a hit when schools are facing budget cuts. But, in 2010, the House of Representatives passed a resolution that recognized the importance of art education in our schools. Part of the resolution read: ”Art education, comprising a rich array of disciplines including dance, music, theatre, media arts, literature, design, and visual arts, is a core academic subject and an essential element of a complete and balanced education to all students.”
Is your school celebrating National Arts in Education Week? How will you incorporate arts appreciation into your lessons this week? The National Education Association offers several ideas on how to celebrate the arts, as does Americans For the Arts. We’d love to hear your ideas! Share them here or on our Facebook page.
“I have come to believe that a great teacher is a great artist and that there are as few as there are any other great artists. Teaching might even be the greatest of the arts since the medium is the human mind and spirit.”
– John Steinbeck