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The Arts Make A Difference In Our Schools

Everyday Education


Last updated 2/17/2020 at 2:52pm

First graders create castles using geometric shapes as inspired by the Paul Klee painting, "Castle and Sun," which is projected on the board.

At Brevard Elementary School, the arts make all the difference! This school is in its third year as an A+ arts-based school, which makes the arts the vehicle for teaching standard subjects. The hands-on experiential learning that art creates gives the student an actual physical application for the understanding of math, history, science, geography, reading or any subject that is taught. Art, music, library and physical education are now called "Connect classes." They are the subjects fundamental to teaching and learning at BES.

As the art teacher, Nancy Frady, puts it, "The key to making...

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