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[teacherartexchange] That blue strip of sky


From: Maggie White (mwhiteaz_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Tue Apr 04 2006 - 16:29:39 PDT

Hi, all,

In the last issue of Sunday's Parade magazine, Marilyn vos Savant, the
self-proclaimed "smartest person in the world," answered an art
teacher's question why her young students paint a blue stripe at the top
of the paper to represent the sky. Vos Savant answered: "As you know,
young children don't understand that they are standing on an enormous
round planet. They may be familiar with the globe, and they may be able
to point to the spot where they have been told they live. But through
their own eyes, they live on an endless flat surface, and the sky is the
ceiling. Inside, pictures may hang on the walls. But outside, walls
don't exist, so children draw nothing."


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