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Lesson Plans

Re: incorporating art in the classroom

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J. Pease (jpease)
Fri, 12 Apr 1996 07:49:14 -0700

> I am an undergraduate at Simmons College (education/art
>history/english major) I am currently working on a project researching
>how art can be used to enhance English (or any other subject). My plan
>is to present a lesson plan for a subject and incorporate artwork into
>it. My goal is to do a presentation that would show other students in my
>class what a useful and helpfull tool art can be...I would greatly
>aprieciate any suggestions or help. my email address is
>rmorgan Thank you,
> Rachel Morgan
> Simmons College
> Boston, Ma

Dear Rachel:
Welcome to the listserve, if this is your first question. You might
consider the following - I have been working with a high school English
teacher this past year. She taught "The Grapes of Wrath" and I suggested
looking at Dorothea Lange's "Migrant Mother" in the course of the lesson.
She reported back, that the art enriched the literature and vice versa. In
fact, she like the lesson so much that the other sophomore English teachers
have incorporated the art as well. The art work gave another dimension to
her lesson. Good luck and enjoy!

Jill Pease
California Consortium for Visual Arts Education
Sacramento Institute