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Re: DBAE and themes

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Kimberly Calkins (calkinsk)
Sun, 5 Apr 1998 17:19:07 -0500

This is a possible helpful hint when working with DBAE and
themes/topics. This is a technique we are currently using in an Art
Education class at Indiana State University. We are creating a
thematic unit with various topics that relate to the thematic
First, we chose a broad theme (I chose cultural symbolism: animal
imagery). Then we made a web of ideas that related to that the theme.
Those ideas turned into the topics. (A few of my topics included
Oaxacan wood carvings, Islamic zoomorphic calligraphy, and Mimbre
pottery). We also had to create possible lessons/activities that we
had to describe what components of DBAE fit into the
lessons/activities. This was all in a chart form that included other
components to fill out. But this is just the beginning of the
thematic lesson requirements. It has been a great way to organize
the information in order to prepare for the longer version of the
unit (lesson plans, etc.).

If you have any more specific questions about the format Amanda, just
e-mail me at calkinsk

Good Luck!

Kimberly Calkins
Indiana State University