The Whole Schools Initiative

Arts Integration

The Kennedy Centers Definition for Arts Integration

The Whole Schools Initiative has adopted the definition of arts integration that was written by Sean Layne and Lynne B. Silverstein.

Arts Integration Description

Arts Integration is an APPROACH to TEACHING in which students construct and demonstrate UNDERSTANDING through an ART FORM. Students engage in a CREATIVE PROCESS which CONNECTS an art form and another subject area and meets EVOLVING OBJECTIVES in both.

To learn more about the definition, please go to ArtsEdge

When creating an arts integrated lesson, please refer to the Mississippi Visual and Performing Art Frameworks and the Common Core State Standards