Homeschooling through a Pandemic with Drawing on History Art Curriculum
How will you homeschool during COVID-19? Currently, schools are being forced to remain closed. Distance-learning is the new normal. Unfortunately, that may work for some students, but not yours. Now you are considering homeschooling through this pandemic. Thankfully, we’re here to help with Drawing on History!
Fine Art Credit
Fine art credit for high school students is, many times, the hardest task for parents to figure out. Drawing on History takes all the worry, headache, and stress out of the equation. Drawing on History, Pre Civil War–Vietnam covers one year of required high school fine arts credits, giving the student an overview of many of the major art movements from Romanticism of the 1830s to Psychedelic art of the 1960s.
Drawing on History was written to parallel the Beautiful Feet U.S. and World History curriculum, but can stand alone or be used to enhance any world history curriculum by teaching hands-on art lessons for each time period. While creating art in the style of the masters, students will gain a better understanding of world history and art history as they unfold together.
Why is Art SO Important?
As a parent trying to figure this out, it will be easy to focus solely on academics. Teaching art may feel less comfortable, especially if you are not artistically inclined. However, in recent years there has been a lot of research done that reveals an art-rich education actually helps boost academics! If we encourage our students in the arts, all other academics actually fall into place.
Recently the Arts Education Partnership conducted a study which showed that an art-rich education:
1. Boosts literacy and English Language Arts
2. Advances math achievement
3. Engages students in school and motivates them to learn
4. Develops critical thinking
5. Improves school culture
(For more information about this read our blog post:
Do I Have to Do Art With My Kids? The Survey Says . . . )
About the Author
Deborah Swanson, homeschool mom (for 15 years), author, graphic designer/illustrator, writes Drawing on History for the non-artist parent desiring to give their students a richer look into art and academics. Deborah has a bachelor of fine arts from Otis Art Institute, Los Angeles, and has a busy design studio on the central coast of California.
KnoodleU™ (ka-noodle-u): a fictitious word meant to represent a place, an action, or an idea; primarily to use your brain (your noodle) in order to create art and express yourself without limits.