Art & Science, A Great Combination

A charter school in Washington, D.C is doing something few schools are: integrating the arts into science and language arts classes.

While the concept of cross-disciplinary teaching is not a new one, most are not school-wide practices. For Two Rivers Public Charter School, it’s at the heart of their mission.

Incorporating body movement, music, and fine arts into classroom lessons reinforces the concepts in new ways, ones that may stick with children long after the lesson is over. This is something that informal, environmental educators have been using for a long time. It has been well shown that you remember information better if you can associate it with more than one of your five senses. It’s great to see this school taking it to this level. Well done!

Check out their video to see their learning in action.

Want to learn more? Here’s how they’re doing this.

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