You are so fortunate to be so close to those wonderful museums! And, of
course, you are right on the money when you say there is nothing like going
to see the "real stuff"!!! I try and travel with selected students every
other summer to Europe and it's the same thing. They don't realize what's
out there until they experience it through their eyes in a real-life,
hands-on situation! Last summer (2004) we visited France (Paris and then
down to the French Riviera, Provence, Eze, Monte Carlo, Cannes, etc...) and
then Italy (Italian Riviera, Assisi, Florence, and Rome). It was a
WONDERFUL, fun, yet very educational trip that we'll all remember! When our
dear Pope John Paul II recently passed away, my travelers could definitely
relate to all the news reports from the Vatican and St. Peter's Basilica
because they had been there! Next summer (and I have 19 students already
signed up!) we're going to France, Switzerland and Germany! I, too, LOVE
to see their reactions and excitement when we visit these very beautiful,
yet historic areas!
----- Original Message -----
From: "Patricia Knott" <email@example.com>
To: "TeacherArtExchange Discussion Group"
Sent: Thursday, April 28, 2005 7:03 PM
Subject: [teacherartexchange] Dali in Phila.
> Yesterday I took my students to see Dali. They looked forward to this
> trip with such anticipation and their reaction did not disappoint. It
> was one of the best trips I ever did.
> I went with the Spanish honors class and those kids were just as
> excited as my art kids. I didn't have to do much work at all. They were
> so enthralled and engaged--- they almost answered their own questions.
> Seeing the wonder and amazement in their eyes was the best.
> Today I showed the images from the museum site and we had a great
> discussion on what they saw and missed. I found some things I missed.
> Some of the "sexual' stuff was so thoughtfully and tastefully
> addressed, well I am just so proud of my kids.
> There is nothing like going and seeing the real stuff--- get your kids
> out to the museums as much as you can. As much as I hate all the
> planning and worry, I'm going to do many more museum trips next
> year--- one eye opened is worth a whole year of curriculum.
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