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Lesson Plans

Holiday Art artsednet digest V. 2 #709

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Mon, 6 Apr 1998 09:22:11 -0400

> I agree with bob carl! Why in the world is any art educator doing ANYTHING
> with "holiday art or themes?" If classroom teachers must do that thing - let
> them. our field is rich with themes from history, culture, contemporary
> isssues, metaphors, careers.......................................
BUT, aren't holidays a part of history too? For example, I've heard of
lots of "Day of the Dead" related art projects promoted as valuable. Or
is that just because they fall in the "multicultural" category? Anyway,
it's still a holiday!

I'm for injecting some holiday art once in awhile, as long as it doesn't
result in 25+ identical projects. Kids like it, and once in a while we
need to relax a little, as long as this type project doesn't become
overused to the detriment of the curriculum.

OK, I'll probably take flak for this - that's OK - I can understand both
sides, and if you're dead set against this, that's OK too. I'll admit,
I'm still learning - (I'm just an art minor) - so go easy on me!