Whether you are a pre-service or a practicing teacher this is one book you will want in your library. This concise and practical, yet research-based, handbook will show you how to create and use standards-based art activities to teach across the content areas. Engaging classroom vignettes and examples show you what arts integration looks like in practice. A reflective framework throughout this handbook empowers you to plan, teach, and evaluate your own art-infused lessons within content area instruction. Learn to create your own arts-infused lesson plans by exploring the features of this practical handbook, including: In the Classroom. This feature provides detailed classroom lesson vignettes from contributing K-8 teachers who are integrating art across the curriculum. Hear about their ideas and experiences as they engage in each step of the planning process. Lesson Tracker. This feature throughout each chapter enables you to identify the following key information related to each In the Classroomvignette: o “big ideas” addressed within the lesson, “what students need to know” o content standards involved o considerations/steps in planning o materials list o teaching strategies and sequence o assessments and evaluation techniques Teacher Debriefingand Reflections. These features provide analytical interviews with a K-8 contributing teacher about the “why, how, and what happened?” in the In the Classroomvignette Beyond the Classroom.Thesenotes provide ideas for extending learning in the arts beyond the school environment including websites, arts providers and organizations, museums, community activities, and more. Self-Study forms and exercisesthroughout help you develop your own portfolio of arts-infused lesson plans and materials to use in your classroom. Resource Bibliography (Appendix A).This materials and resource list provides a quick-reference to appropriate websites, books, and other materials related to arts-infused lessons across the K-8 curriculum.Nan L. McDonald is the author of 'Handbook for K-8 Arts Integration: Purposeful Planning Across the Curriculum', published 2009 under ISBN 9780136138136 and ISBN 0136138136.