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Lesson Plans

class critiques, mulitculturalism, DBAE

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Pamela W. Lackey (
Wed, 01 Apr 1998 15:53:48 -0500

Regarding class crits, there has been enough said, I just wanted to say
that I use them all the time in 9th - 12 grade. By 12th grade or
advanced art, they need and look forward to them. It is never a
negative experience for them.
Am I alone out there in art-la-la-land, or are there any other teachers,
especially high school level, who feel that the multi-culturalism thing
has gone just a bit too far at the expense of all else? Do we have to
continue to divide and divide and divide people by their ethnic,
cultural, sexual or other differences until we are only recognized by
our differences and not what we all have in common? I have no time to
teach multiculuralism. I am too busy teaching kids what they
desperately want to to draw, how to paint, how to sculpt, how
to express who they are now, not yesterday or a hundred years ago.
What ever happened to process, media, technical skill, self expression?
I would love to hear other's comments. I know I am hitting a nerve
here. (I do teach units on Egyptian art, African, Mexican, Celtic, so I
am trying to be a good little DBAE girl)