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[ Thread ][ Subject ][ Author ][ Date ]The Whites
Wed, 18 Aug 1999 10:21:38 -0500
I purchased Art Works for our new school six years ago. Each grade level
set has 30 lessons (60 transparencies), posters of the artists - paintings
and photographs, teacher guide, time line and examples of students doing the
concepts and skills, and a wonderful teacher guide(that is totally
cross-referenced with every other grade levels materials). I am a former
art teacher now doing Gifted and Talented classes at two schools (last five
years); needless to say I incorporate Art across the curriculum. My
teachers love Art Works and use it every week. Last summer I was fortunate
to get a set for my other school and the teachers can hardly wait for them
to be catalogued. Harcourt Brace has discontinued this series and it was
difficult to round up all five levels, but their wonderful sales lady found
them for me. I am NOT a representative of their company, but can praise
this series to the sky because I have seen it work. It covers all areas of
DBAE. This company does have a new series (all components have to be
purchased separately) that is well coordinated with social studies at each
grade level. The art posters and lessons and teachers' guides are teacher
friendly and well presented. Hope this helps someone out there. Linda
White in Norman, OK where we do not have elementary art specialists.
From: Rick <rlarson
Date: Monday, August 16, 1999 7:58 AM
Subject: Re: Lessons
>We had a set of art books when I arrived here 10 years ago. I didn't
>know what to do with them, so the say. I occaisionally would use them for
>visuals. I later got on the textbook adoption committee when we were up
>ones, and got the district to sign some sort of textbook waiver and ordered
>set of ARTWORKS for 1-6th grade. I really like them. They have lots of
>and they are non-gender biased, lots of artist background. I'd like to
>anyone else uses these. Betsy
>> I enjoy having a set of books so everyone can look at the same artwork
>> without problems. Sometimes the slide projector is just inconvenient for
>> just one slide. This way we can look at and discuss the work quick then
>> the books away.
>> I have a classroom set only. Sometimes when I have a sub they come in
>> also. We have some subs that don't want any kind of studio art going.
>> students can take turns reading and so forth.