Arts Integration at Home – This Setting Needs

Posted Monday, May 18, 2020

Today’s arts integration activity, This Setting Needs…, combines imagination, observation, and detail-oriented thinking to challenge kids to create a 3-D, one-of-a-kind environment. This activity is a great way for students to show their knowledge of a book, an environment or a moment in time. It can also be a fun way to think back on favorite places and memories.


I learned This Setting Needs… from Katie Dawson at UT Austin. You can see a longer description of the activity (and a video) in the link below from the Drama-Based Instruction website created by Drama for Schools at The University of Texas at Austin.

This Setting Needs:

These activities are curated by Sarah Coleman, Portland Ovations’ Director of Engagement l School Programs. Sarah is a theatre educator, an arts integration specialist, and a former classroom teacher who has taught students in grades K – college as well as led professional development workshops for teachers around the country for over 15 years.