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Re: [teacherartexchange] Art and War


From: Peggy Woolsey (eoolspeg_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Mon Apr 14 2008 - 17:49:09 PDT

Hi Dana,
Wow this is amazing. I just finished a unit on racism and war, racism
and the economy and racism and the environment, all arts based. I
felt I had to do it since the kids in intro art classes throw hurtful
words around, and my classes are getting more multicultural all the
time. I used all of the sources you listed and didn't have time to
get into Sue Coe, but she has some great stuff and I will apply her
artwork the next time I do this. Good luck on your unit--if it is
anything like mine was, it pushed me into places that stretched my
thinking wide open. I really do think the students appreciated the
experience and the intention and the honest effort to address big
On 14-Apr-08, at 9:09 PM, Dana Paternoster wrote:
> After reading these last posts, I am not even sure I want to try
> the unit I have been planning, but I think the students I have been
> working with will not go too far. Anyway, I have been working on
> and off for months on a war and art unit. I would like the
> students to study contemporary artists that are making artwork
> commenting on war. Does anyone have any suggestions on artist and
> links? I have found LOTS of info on WWI and WWII propoganda, and I
> know about Kollwitz, Goya, Guernica, and have had a lot of luck
> finding 9/11 artwork etc.. but I would like to include something
> about what is going on now in Iraq and Afghanistan.
> Does anyone have an artist/link or two that they would like to share?
> I have a couple that I am thrilled with that I have included.
> Thanks so much in advance.
> Dana
> Seaford, Delaware
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