ART-INTEGRATED SOCIAL STUDIES METHOD: INTEGRATION OF ART IN THE SOCIAL STUDIES CLASSROOM THROUGH ADAPTATION OF DISCIPLINE-BASED ART EDUCATION

Open Access
Author:
Burnett, Kristen N.
Area of Honors:
Secondary Education
Degree:
Bachelor of Science
Document Type:
Thesis
Thesis Supervisors:
  • Scott Alan Metzger, Thesis Supervisor
  • Scott Alan Metzger, Honors Advisor
  • Stephanie Cayot Serriere, Faculty Reader
Keywords:
  • education
  • social studies
  • art
  • art education
  • systematic reasoning
  • discipline-based art education
  • DBAE
  • art-integrated social studies method
  • visual literacy
Abstract:
This thesis proposes the integration of analytical art study into the social studies classroom. The art-integrated social studies method is an adapted from of the Discipline-Based Art Education method (DBAE). DBAE is a four-prong methodology, which includes art history, art criticism, aesthetics, and creation. Art-integrated social studies method excludes the creation prong and details how to apply the remaining three to historical study. The adapted method is intended to demystify art study for social studies teachers and encourage the use of analytical methods to develop visual literacy. Also, the method is intended to provide more tools to strengthen the use of systematic, evidence-based reasoning focusing on historically significant questions and universal themes in the pre-collegiate classroom.