Title

Teaching about Global Social Issues with Contemporary Art

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2018

Abstract

Contemporary art can provide a unique perspective for teaching and learning about pressing global issues. In this article, I describe a school-university partnership that provides an interdisciplinary curriculum, offers professional development for teachers, and hosts field trips for secondary school students. Results from a pilot study on project effectiveness suggest that it successfully promotes interdisciplinary studies, infuses the visual arts into social studies instruction, and deepens understanding of global issues.

Citation / Publisher Attribution

Oregon Journal of the Social Studies, v. 6, no. 1, p. 37-42

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