Using Art to Teach History

  • USING ART TO UNDERSTAND HISTORY

    Parent of 9 year old with autism

    My son is in an inclusion program with typical kids.  Social Studies is hard for him – there is very little concrete concepts in this subject unlike Math and Science.  I use a lot of art projects to help him understand the material.  When the class was studying about Columbus, my son loved building a model of the ship Santa Maria.  I’m not sure he completely understood all the discussions about Columbus’ trip across the Atlantic, but he loved building the ship.  He also enjoyed doing an elaborate map showing the route.

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