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Lesson Plans

Art lessons for the blind

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Lawrence A. Parker/OCCTI (occti)
Sun, 15 Aug 1999 11:29:11 -0400

Lawrence A. Parker
Philosopher and Educational Consultant
The Ohio Center for Critical Thinking Instruction, Inc.
89 Grand Avenue
Akron, OH 44303-1004
330.762.5341 (under reconstruction)

To the art teacher who was asking about lesson plans for a blind student.

Someone else already mentioned using tactile materials.

In the spirit of a community of Inquiry, have you considered opening this up
to the other students in your class? It would seem to make a for a great
'art' project and a plethora of questions. A few are:

What art, and how, can we make accessible to the sensory deprived or
What forms of art *can* be used by those same people?

Present this to the class and see what they can come up. I should think
that this would encourage the other children to include this child, not as
someone being treated specially by the teacher and with different materials
and lessons, but as a part of their classroom community. As well, this
ought to help the child feel more a part of the community by feeling the
others reach out to him/her.



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