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EDU 3210 CBE: Curriculum I: Art, Music, Drama: Project 1

Project 1 Competency and Sub-Competencies

Project Competency: Can identify and explain the role of the arts in the development of thinking and learning skills in the K-6 classroom.


  • Can demonstrate knowledge of visual art, music, drama, and dance concepts and skills appropriate for the elementary school curriculum.
  • Can identify and demonstrate an awareness of the interrelatedness of visual art, music, drama, and dance education.




  1. Concept map that defines arts integration and compares art integration to STEAM and Arts Enhancement
  2. 4-6-page research paper Explains the impact of arts integration on the development of the K-6th-grade child including:
    1. Cognitive (including the impact on brain development)
    2. Social/Emotional development
    3. Physical development
  3. A letter to a first-year teacher that is:
    1. Two-three pages long
    2. Explains the role of creative thinking in the elementary classroom
    3. Describes the benefits for students in a creative classroom
    4. Provides at least two strategies foster creativity in the classroom.



Student Learning Resources

The following resources are Open Educational Resources that are project specific and provide the necessary knowledge base to develop your project and demonstrate your skills. Cite all sources used in APA format. 

Student Learning Resources

Skill Building Resources