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Lesson Plans


Re: Texts & ? approaches advocated

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Ann Hedgcock (Ann_Hedgcock)
11 Dec 1995 11:17:30 GMT


Thoroughly enjoyed your message on the art ed. texts promoting "derivative
work."
(just interrupted by a fire drill in 5 degree Me. weather...) Coming into
teaching w/BFA I instinctively have been put off by many art texts. Here
in Freeport I've had to develop my own curriculum for my l 1/2 hour classes
and I hope that it helps children produce art that is meaningful to them and
representative of their own life, feelings and time. My eighth graders
learn several lettering forms but the final project often brings in their own
writing or poetry. Carving Roman caps in plaster, just because the Romans
carved in stone, perhaps teaches technique and a basis, but has little
relevance to kids now. It might be important to know, but should they have to
do it? Some texts are filled with simple meaningless lessons. I'd like to
think I can be much more creative! I'm printing your message and taking it to
an art teacher meeting tomorrow. Thanks!