Integrating Visual Art to Learn History-Social Science
Help me give my students art supplies, including colored pencils, glue, and markers to enhance their various learning styles that include making their notebooks visually interesting by including political cartoons, and color coding their notes for emphasis.
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My students have diverse learning styles, and most with an emphasis on visual learning. Integrating color, and visuals into the curriculum helps students learn the content and express their creativity as well. Using political cartoons, graphs, maps, charts, and infographics, help students retain information and make connections between concepts too. Students will cut out political cartoons and glue them into their notebooks and analyze and interpret the cartoon.
Using color pencils and markers to put emphasis on their notes leads to students critically thinking about the events and concepts.
Another activity, I often implement is placing students into groups to brainstorm answers to a question on a large poster paper or make a concept map on a topic, such as how a bill becomes a law, or the concept of checks and balances. High school students like drawing and coloring too!
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