Lesson details

8, 9

Visual & Performing Arts


Advanced High-Connecting Theatre

Intermediate Mid-Responding Visual Arts

Novice High-Connecting Theatre

Novice High-Responding General Music

Novice Low-Responding Visual Arts

Novice Mid-Connecting Dance

Novice Mid-Responding General Music


Analyze and compare purposes for creating

Being healthy and strong

Create a production concept

Healthy dance practices

Relate to characters of a specific period

Talk and write using music vocabulary

Recommended Technology: 

student chromebook

CAREERS IN ARTS THERAPY: Utilize your arts talents in a career of helping others!

Multiple days
Lesson type: 
1:1 Lesson
Lesson overview: 

Careers in Music Therapy, Art Therapy, Dance Therapy,  and Drama Therapy have been utilized for several decades, but are not as well known as educational opportunities in the arts [teaching], or being a "producing artist", by engaging in public performances,selling art works, etc.

Many hospitals, rehab centers, mental health centers, [and a few independent theatres specializing in this area]  are operational in the United States.    The work done  with patients,client, or  interested individuals yields opportunities for them to connect with THEMSELVES AND OTHERS [feeling the beat to music, but sharing this music with others also, designing an artwork  or decorating a self-portrait, writing a short personal monologue & performing it ,etc.] which is extremely valuable for self-growth/self acceptance. This can be challenging work, in working with the the  needs of special populations, or  ANYONE needing to express feelings or connect with others,  as they move through difficult situations. However,it is extremely rewarding to work with these people and see the results.   Also,  as an artist,musician, dancer, actor, etc. ,  it is a REGULAR PAYING JOB w/ benefits, which is valued by many.

Essential Question: 

How can a visual artist, musician, dancer, or dramatist find a career that UTILIZES their love of the arts, yet helps people to make progress through  emotional/physical trauma, or "connect"  in spite of mental or physical challenges? 

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