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RE: [teacherartexchange] Middle School Curriculum Research


From: Karen Chilman (kchilman_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Wed Aug 08 2007 - 06:33:54 PDT

>>> "Judi Morgan" <> 7/18/2007 2:43 PM >>>

I am researching middle school art curriculums and would love to have
some input to the following questions:

How are your classes scheduled? (block, daily, trimester rotation, etc.) 6th grade straight schedule, one hour per day for 6 weeks, 7th and 8th grade modified rolling block schedule...80 minutes per day, 4 days per week for 6 weeks ( the roll means you see the kids at different times of the day each day of the week. sounds confusing but is actually quite wonderful.

How often does your curriculum connect with other subjects (i.e.
history/English, etc.) Many units are co created with other disciplines...esp. social studies
What are the art requirements for your school? All grades, 6- 8 are required 6 weeks of art per year
Do you have an art club? yes
Do you assign homework such as sketchbook projects or...? no
What grades are included in your middle school? 6-8
Does the curriculum build upon preceding years or is each year
independent of the others? builds, but review is built in
Do you participate in competitions and/or exhibits outside of school? not many
Are you public or private? public
How do you assess? rubric, self-assessment

Thank you very much for your response to these. It will help me out
more than you can know.


Judi Morgan

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