SchoolArts Magazine

September 2015

SchoolArts is a national art education magazine committed to promoting excellence, advocacy, and professional support for educators in the visual arts since 1901.

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22 SEPTEMBER 2015 SchoolArts W hat's more exciting than a trip to an amusement park? The exhilarat- ing trip there, staying at a hotel, the wonder of the rides, the food vendors, the souvenirs—all of these things elicit a palpable sense of excitement in children and adults alike. Using the excitement of a visit to the amuse- ment park as inspiration, I developed a STEAM- based unit to help students focus on thinking and designing creatively. Students designed and engineered an imaginary world that included transportation, lodging, advertising, cuisine, and exciting theme-park entertainment and rides. Geena R. Teodecki DESIGNING A WORLD FOR E A R L Y C H I L D H O O D FUN

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