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Re: incorporating art in the classroom

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Fri, 12 Apr 1996 15:22:27 -0400

To Rachel, (and other undergrads in the same quest for excellence)

You have already received an excellent suggestion, "Migrant Mother" by Lange
is a powerful image and certainly relates to "Grapes of Wrath". I assume
they showed the film as an additional art form connection.
Anyway, the reason I was motivated to post share with you is to voice
another way to look at the subject of art and incorporating it with other
subject areas. In our institute training (Florida Institute for Art
Education) we encourage teachers (non-art) to take a work of art and START
their instruction from the content of the image, its' meaning and message.
The teacher is trained to lead a visual inquiry of the work, lead students
in investigation and problem solving based on the ideas the image brings up,
which of course, with good planning ........ leads straight into their
other subject area content. Hopefully, the students come back often to the
image, as well as others that they connect, with the big AHA!
Building a storehouse of images that give meaning to life is so important
(Harry Broudy)!
Go for it!