Earlier this spring, Dayna Laur, an Advanced Placement Politics teacher, and Katlyn Wolfgang, an Art teacher, successfully integrated their two subjects in a cross-class collaboration project at Central York High School in Pennsylvania. Ms. Laur introduced categories of public policy, which had to be fully researched by the politics students, who then presented their materials to Ms. Wolfgang’s art students. The art students then developed a project proposal for a sculpture that they would construct to represent the public policy they had chosen. Through a variety of means, the students collaborated on the concepts they were learning, and each gained access to a topic that most had never learned about previously. Learn more about this project and access free resources for arts integrated projects.
“With the myriad demands on administrative and teacher time, a program such as PAL functions as the lifeline that keeps the initiative to integrate the arts afloat. Without leadership support for implementing and sustaining the teaching of the arts, nothing lasting can be achieved.”
- Susan Arbury