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Incorporating Visual and Performing Arts

University of the Arts and Teaching with Primary Sources

Incorporating visual and performing arts into instruction helps students to relate personally to academic subject matter, broadens the range of modes of expression, and empowers student voice. Philadelphia's University of the Arts has posted many guides to using the arts in instruction with primary sources.

Selected guides - go to the University of the Arts website for more: 

  • Amplifying Our Voices Through Music
  • Igniting Inquiry: Using Compelling Arts-based Primary Sources to Inspire Student Writing Across Disciplines
  • The City as a Primary Source: Connecting Historical Primary Sources and the City
  • Pictures Worth Reading: A Teacher's Guide to Comics

See arts resources posted by the University of the Arts