Renaissance in the Classroom: Arts Integration and Meaningful Learning

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Arts Integration Snapshot
Telpochcalli School:
Mexican Culture at the Heart of Curriculum

Arts integration can affect the philosophy and curriculum of a whole school. The following stories illustrate how two Latino schools have embraced the arts in very different ways but with very specific goals and powerful results. Thanks to Angelica Ahlman, Guillermo Delgado, Gabriela Chong-Hinojosa, Lydia Huante, Rita Arias Jirasek, Patricia Martinez, Mari Carmen Moreno, Alfredo Nambo, Erin Roche, Vicki Trinder, and Tamara Witzl for their contributions to this snapshot.

Telpochcalli Elementary School is a small school with a large and passionate vision. Telpochcalli (Nahuatl for the house of youth) is located in the Mexican-American community of Little Village; most of the students are of Mexican descent. The school is dedicated to making connections between the students' lives outside the school—including their language, heritage, family and community—and the teaching and learning inside the school. Mexican art and culture, integrated throughout the curriculum, provide a bridge to that end.

A first-grade student at Telpochcalli School enjoys posing for the camera while he works on an underwater habitat mural.

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