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Recommended Reading

Journal Articles:

  • Cohen, E.P. and Gainer, R.S. (1995).  Art: Another Language for Learning. Portsmouth: Heinemann.
  • Cornett, C.D. (2015). Creating Meaning Through Literature and the Arts. Boston: Pearson.
  • Danko-McGhee, K. and Slutsky, R. (2007). The Impact of Early Art Experiences on Literacy Development. Reston: NAEA.
  • Goldberg, M. (2012). Arts integration: Teaching Subject Matter Through the Arts in Multicultural Settings. Boston: Pearson.
  • McDonald, N.L. (2010). Handbook for K-8 Arts Integration: Purposeful Planning Across the Curriculum. Boston: Pearson.
  • Olson, J.L. (1992). Envisioning Writing: Toward an Integration of Drawing and Writing. Portsmouth: Heinemann.
  • Stanley, F. and Stotts, S. (2015). Telling tales: 14 Stories to Share with Young Children. Deforest WI: Big Valley Press.
  • Taylor, P.G. et al (2006). Interdisciplinary Approaches to teaching Art in High School. Reston: NAEA.T


Brain Research Resources Recommended by the Kennedy Center:

  • Caine, R.N. and Caine, G. et al (2004). 12 Brain/Mind Learning Principles in Action: The Field Book for Making Connections,  Teaching, and the Human Brain. Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin.
  • Jensen, E. (2001). Arts with the Brain in Mind. Alexandria, VA: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development.
  • Sousa, D. (2006). How the Brain Learns. Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin.
  • Willis, J. (2006). Research-based Strategies to Ignite Student Learning. Alexandria, VA: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development.
  • Wolfe, P. (2001). Brain matters: Translating Research into Classroom Practice. Alexandria, VA: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development.
  • Zull, J.E. (2002). The Art of Changing the Brain. Sterling, VA: Stylus.


Arts integration books are available in the ArtsCore Library.

Books currently available

  • Art-Centered Learning Across the Curriculum: Integrating Contemporary Art in the Secondary School Classroom by Julia Marshall and David Donahue
  • Arts Integration and Special Education: An Inclusive Theory of Action for Student Engagement by Alida Anderson
  • Arts Integration in Education by Gail Humphries Mardirosian and Yvonne Pelletier Lewis
  • Childhood and Nature: Design Principles for Educators by David Sobel
  • Creativity and Culture Art Projects for Primary Schools by Nigel Meager
  • Envisioning Writing: Toward and Integration of Drawing and Writing by Janet L. Olson
  • Frog Songs: Modern Haiku by Brian “Fox” Ellis
  • Handbook of Arts-Based Research by Patricia Leavy
  • Mapmaking with Children: Sense of Place Education for the Elementary Years by David Sobel
  • On Stage: Theater Games and Activities for Kids by Lisa Bany-Winters
  • Preparing Educators for Arts Integration by Gene Diaz and Martha Barry McKenna
  • Show Time! Music, Dance, and Drama Activities for Kids by Lisa Bany-Winters
  • Song of the Red Fox: Poetry by Brian “Fox” Ellis

The library is located in the Arts and Communication Building, Room 308. Please contact with questions.