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RE: THINK ART - "It's the Thought that Counts" - for ALL


From: Carola Dunham (2carola_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Sun Aug 17 2003 - 20:55:01 PDT

Dear Judy~~

This is FANTASTIC stuff. I am teaching 6th grade History and English next

My back ground is Interior Design w/ Art minor -- and I learned ALL of my
critical thinking skills from being a designer. No doubt about it.

I have been looking for something like this to sink my teeth into -- I plan
to convert/apply these principles and thoughts to being a good 'Historian"
in my class -- I love this stuff.

Art is SOOOo important when exploring history -- culture's diverse
creativity -- to compare, explore, interact with, glean from.....

Thanks, I'm hooked on this site!!!!


PS This is my second year in the classroom -- I found something called
History Alive! -- awesome stuff -- and one of the ideas the art teachers
could use is projecting, as large as possible, a work of art on the wall
and have the students interact with each other by becoming a character in
the artwork. Dialog, discussions, becoming a character and presenting
feelings, thoughts, etc. Great for Bodily kinesthetic, and
verbal-Linguistic learners.

I ramble.....

> [Original Message]
> From: Judy Decker <>
> To: ArtsEdNet Talk <>
> Cc: <>
> Date: 8/17/03 8:13:33 PM
> Subject: THINK ART - "It's the Thought that Counts" - for ALL
> (Correction Craig - I DID see this on your site - I just didn't read all
> it at the time - I will now).
> Dear Art Educators,
> Craig Roland University of Florida is the author of the questions I/LeAnn
> posted.
> Those are all part of his NAEA presentation from 2001
> "It's the Thought that Counts"
> I am printing it off right now (its a pdf file - in two sections). Every
> teacher should have a copy.
> This includes all of the Blooms "stuff" that was so popular on the list a
> few weeks ago....and it has all of the "big ideas" I liked to talk about.
> Lots of Art Games too.
> I wish I had something like this when I started teaching. It took me years
> to learn how to do all of this (smile). All of you just getting started
> have so much good material available and much of it is FREE! I ran into a
> teacher from my school and told her what fun I was having now just talking
> with art teachers. She told me to write a book. Of course I laughed at
> Everything good in art education has already been written - here is a
> of it from Craig Roland (who IS writing a book - may even be finished).
> When I do the Files for Sharing page - there will be a link to this pdf
> file. If you forget where to find it in the meantime - just ask and I'll
> send it to you.
> Judy Decker
> P.S. for Pam - I don't know if you have signed back on Getty yet- this is
> GOOD STUFF for your students. I'll tell you the source I used for a lot of
> my ideas, too.
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