Art Inspires Healing Curriculum
This curriculum was written by the teachers at Whitehall-Coplay High School, in Whitehall, PA. Their students create quality art in diverse mediums for the Hope & Healing Juried Art Show. The teachers work as a team to complement each other in presenting the material and therefore the students have a better understanding of the importance of art and healing and how to translate that message into their work. All art from the show is donated to local healthcare facilities for placement in patient rooms, treatment areas, and any location where patients or caretakers spend time waiting and healing.
|Art||Lesson 1 - Community of Cranes for Hope|
|Lesson 2 - Healing Self Portrait|
|Lesson 3 - Painting with Scissors
|English||Lesson 1 – Concrete Poem|
|Lesson 2 – Contemporary Art Poem|
|Lesson 3 – Photo Essay
|Math||Lesson 1 – Mandalas & Geometry|
|Lesson 2 – Modeling Quantities|
|Lesson 3 – The Connections between Math & Literature
|Science||Lesson 1 – Cancer Through the Years|
|Lesson 2 – Cancer Treatments|
|Lesson 3 – What Type of Music Heals You
|Social Studies||Lesson 1 – The Melancholia of Abraham Lincoln|
|Lesson 2 – History’s Healing Words|
|Lesson 3 – Early American Healing and Medicine|
|Lesson 4 – F.D.R.’s Fireside Chats|
Thank you to those who have made this project possible.
The high school teachers at Whitehall-Coplay School District who wrote the Curriculum:
Danny Moyer, Art; Jason Grear, English; Karen Schwartz, Math; Annamarie O’Neill, Science; and Tim Cahalan, Social Studies. The Curriculum was formatted for online use by Dr. Tina Richardson, Dr. Judy Giering, and Marisa Low at Drexel University’s School of Education, Goodwin College, Philadelphia, PA.
This project was made possible by funding from the Dexter F. and Dorothy H. Baker Foundation, The Rider-Pool Foundation and Healing Through The Arts, Inc.
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