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Re: artsednet-digest V2 #492

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Cynthia A Lundy (clundy)
Wed, 10 Dec 1997 12:15:35 -0700 (MST)

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to Mary H.
about your curriculum for k-2, I recommend including literature (poetry or
have students write stories) that go along with either famous works of art
or art that they themselves have created. There are a lot of lesson plans
to few on the internet that can help you create ideas for your classrooms.
good luch

to On Wed, 3 Dec 1997, artsednet-digest wrote:

> artsednet-digest Wednesday, December 3 1997 Volume 02 : Number 492
> This edition includes :
> A&E.A
> A&E.A
> A&E.A Teacher story responce
> Re: Background of Rainsticks?
> Re: your mail
> [none]
> Substitute Teaching
> Fwd: classroom teachers
> windchimes
> Re: Where have you seen the Mona Lisa
> Call for proposals
> Fwd: "21st Century Community Learning Centers" Program Announced
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
> Date: Wed, 3 Dec 1997 16:43:52 -0700 (MST)
> From: "Dionne c. Fernandez" <dionnef>
> Subject: A&E.A
> This is a response to a inquiry question from the Art and Ecology wed site.
> The question is How can technoloogy be used to conduct inquiry about art
> and ecology? We would have a fourth grade class use the internet to
> research a given topic. Subject is people of the southwest and where they
> lived. They will inquire into the subject of preservation of historic
> buildings of Arizona. The class will be divided into four groups. Two
> groups will search for structures built by native people before Cortez
> (cliff dwellings and pueblos.) The other two groups will search spanish
> colonial buildings (presidio and San Xavier.) Each group will be given two
> 30 minute periods to do the searching. Each group will present their
> findings to the rest of the class.
> Jonna, Dionne and Diana
> ------------------------------
> Date: Wed, 3 Dec 1997 17:18:05 -0700 (MST)
> From: "Dionne c. Fernandez" <dionnef>
> Subject: A&E.A
> This is response to a inquiry question from the Art and Ecology web site.
> The question is How can we make one time or brief art experiences relevent
> in some kind of ongoing way for students? One way would be to have a class
> go to the Arizona Historical Society to see early Tucson and southern
> Arizona. We would get copies of some of the photos that were put up and
> take them back to the classroom and put them up so the students could look
> at them when ever they wanted to. We could then have a discussion on how
> the area looked and what kind of vegetation was in the photos and if it is
> still here or not. We could take them with us to a field trip to a nursery
> and use them as a part of reference to find out which plants require little
> or no water.
> Dionne, Jonna and Diana
> ------------------------------
> Date: Wed, 3 Dec 1997 17:58:34 -0700 (MST)
> From: Anna L Velasco <alv>
> Subject: A&E.A Teacher story responce
> I chose to concentrate on the Pickering Project for elementary students
> found on the art and ecology web page. I was most intrigued by the idea
> that students spend countless hours learning about issues that are far
> removed from us. Even though these issues do affect us, i.e. global
> warming, I feel that we also need to concentrate on the world around
> us...that which immediately affects us. Once we learn apprieciation for
> our own "backyard", we can better apprieciate the farther extended world.
> In the Pickering Project this is exactly what the educators wished to
> accomplish. They designed a curriculum unit in which students would go
> out and learn about the world through experience. Many of these learning
> experiences were desguised as fun adventures where they would experience
> the nature itself and learn to love it.
> This lesson teaches students to discover the unique and natural beauty
> within their own community. They researched local conserns and then went
> about learning how to solve them. They learned about ecology issues by
> actually going out into the wetlands...(they lived near wetlands and
> endangered land source) They learned about community by working in
> groups. In fact, something really interesting about this project is that
> they paired students with local artists and writers and worked with them
> to bring about awareness to their cause. Each student prepared a package
> they would give to the artist. The package included a ceramic tile, a
> written poem or prose and a distinctively decorated container which
> represents concern for the wet lands. The artists would then take the
> package and model another artwork useing the same ideas and bringing to
> light issues about the wetlands. In this partnership so much more than
> just community and art was learned.
> If I were to use these concepts in the classroom I would talk more about
> how different cultures use their natural resources in different ways.
> For example how do people who live in the desert manipulate their
> resources to be more concious friendly. What is more adaptive to the
> desert? I like the elementary students and would geer my lessons towards
> the primary grades. Perhaps I would give a lesson on red clay....
> I think that science is a great way to study the environment. What kinds
> of effects can we expect from various chemicals found in the atmosphere?
> Maybe a lesson in Biology? How does what we do affect the lives of
> animals? Etc....
> Larisa
> ------------------------------
> Date: Wed, 3 Dec 1997 17:04:08 -0800 (PST)
> From: cberry
> Subject: Re: Background of Rainsticks?
> I'm a fourth grade teacher and we made rainsticks today in my classroom..The students love it! After a study of rainforests and after reading the book The Rainstick a Fable we make them out of poster tubes we buy from the post office (they're sturdy) by pounding nails in a spiral and filling with rice and aquarium gravel. Then the students cover with decorated paper bags cut to fit. They sound like the real thing! Rainsticks were used in past cultures in ceremonies to bring on rain. The book I mentioned includes some history on rainsticks.
> ------------------------------
> Date: Wed, 3 Dec 1997 20:36:19 -0500 (EST)
> From: Fran Marze <>
> Subject: Re: your mail
> I'm not sure lithosketch products are ok for elementary, but maybe if they
> are supervised. they are in all catalogs and if you get new materials and
> have a press of some kind, they are great.
> On 1 Dec 1997, Stephanie wrote:
> > I am looking for a print making activity that will enable fourth grade
> > students to create landscapes in the classroom in a process that is similar to
> > lithography, but not as complicated or time consuming. So far, I have come
> > across ideas for making almost every kind of print but a lithograph.
> >
> ------------------------------
> Date: Wed, 3 Dec 1997 21:27:49 -0500
> From: david <puccini>
> Subject: [none]
> As Supervisor of Fine Arts for a public school system, I am searching
> > for journal articles/academic papers regarding the subject of holiday
> > art. I need to demonstrate to non-arts school principals that demanding
> > that their teachers incorporate holiday art into the curriculum is not
> > always artistic. Can you help?
> > David Weintraub, Ed.D
> > Supervisor of Fine Arts
> > Lakewood NJ Schools
> David
> "Wherever you're going, that's where you are."
> ------------------------------
> Date: Wed, 3 Dec 1997 21:33:02 -0500 (EST)
> From: Robben1713
> Subject: Substitute Teaching
> I am currently getting my art cerification and I have recently started
> substitute teaching. I enjoy substitute teaching and do it in the high
> school and junior high levels, but I have some problems. I am only 22 yearls
> old and look like I am still in high school myslef. Teachers who don't know
> me ask me for my hall pass. I try to dress up more and that seems to help
> but not always. Also, I don't know how to make the students take what I am
> saying seriously. I was wondering if anyone coIuld give me some pointers on
> how to maintain order in the classroom.
> Jessica
> Scotch Plains, NJ
> ------------------------------
> Date: Wed, 3 Dec 1997 22:05:03 -0500 (EST)
> From: Mcracker
> Subject: Fwd: classroom teachers
> In a message dated 97-12-03 09:46:46 EST, holmgren writes:
> << I am taking a class on graduation standards, along with a number of k-2
> grade classroom teachers from my school. This week we were looking at the
> 10 high standards, and discussing how we are all already implementing
> them in our classrooms. Anyway, the instructor asked what I, as an art
> teacher would like to have the classroom teachers work on, in their >>
> Mary-
> This is a wonderful opportunity! All sorts of things zoomed through my brain,
> but I think that the one thing that might really be beneficial to have
> classroom teachers do--that they could manage, even if they are terrified of
> art, as many seem to be,--would be to have the kids spend time every day, if
> possible, drawing from observation. The kinds of concentration and focus
> needed to really observe would be beneficial in any area of study -- and
> might be a very calming experience for those kids with ADHD we seem to see
> more and more. Imagine what an image storehouse kids would have if they drew
> from life everyday during elementary school!
> It would be even better if the teacher could also incorporate some art
> criticism ("Choose the drawing you have made with the most value contrast for
> a display on the concept of contrast. If we look at all of the works, how
> many different values do we have? Which ones have the greatest degree of
> contrast? Which have the least? How do these differences change the mood or
> feeling of the drawing?etc.) and then some art history where maybe some high
> and low contrast works are examined. Examine works from many cultures--which
> depend on high and low degrees of contrast. I digress.......but they could
> write about their observations, write poetry or music about contrast, look
> for contrasts in sound or living conditions or temperatures, etc. --all from
> a daily drawing experience!
> Marcia
> - ---------------------
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> From: holmgren (holmgren)
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> Date: 97-12-03 09:46:46 EST
> Hi, fellow artsednetters,
> I am taking a class on graduation standards, along with a number of k-2
> grade classroom teachers from my school. This week we were looking at the
> 10 high standards, and discussing how we are all already implementing
> them in our classrooms. Anyway, the instructor asked what I, as an art
> teacher would like to have the classroom teachers work on, in their
> classroom, to help me implement my curriculum. I was taken aback,
> because it has ALWAYS been the case of,"how can you make your art
> curriculum fit in with our curriculum"). I am really interested in some
> feedback on what kind of a response I should make; (it was at the end of
> class and I said I wanted to think about that one a bit); this feels like
> a great opportunity, and I don't want to blow it.
> Thanks,
> Mary H.
> ------------------------------
> Date: Wed, 03 Dec 1997 22:19:05 -0500 (EST)
> From: C604915K
> Subject: windchimes
> or maracas. We discussed the music and use of the rattles in the ceremonies of
> Mexico and the NAtive Americans. The next lesson is wind chimes and I pushing
> the idea of sound (sound the rattles made and sound from the wind chimes)
> However I'd like to give thme a background of the wind chime, Where it
> originated, What was it used for Etc.. I've looked all over the net and library
> and came up empty. Does anyone know more about windchimes? I'd be grateful
> for some input.
> Thanks Ann Marie
> ------------------------------
> Date: Wed, 3 Dec 1997 20:39:51 -0800 (PST)
> From: JON21SARAH
> Subject: Re: Where have you seen the Mona Lisa
> ------------------------------
> Date: Wed, 3 Dec 1997 22:23:54 -0800 (PST)
> From: Emily Agnes Thomas <eat>
> Subject: Call for proposals
> "Making Invisible Histories of Art Education Visible"
> Publisher: National Art Education Association
> Paul Bolin, Kristin G. Congdon, Doug Blandy, Editors
> PURPOSE: To introduce art educators and other professionals concerned with
> art and culture to historical perspectives on art education (1930 -
> present) in the United States and Canada that is inclusive of stories,
> experiences, teaching methods, and cultural groups whose art education
> histories have not been fully explored and documented. Emphasis is placed
> on personal narratives to the greatest extent possible.
> SECTIONS: This anthology will include three sections:
> Formal education settings (public and private schools, pre-school through
> higher education)
> Museums and community arts settings; and
> Folk group settings
> KINDS OF MANUSCRIPTS: Two general types will be accepted: Research
> chapters of approximately 12 - 18 pages and 1 - 2 page personal
> testimonials about a mentor.
> If you respond with a proposed research chapter, please send 3 copies of a
> 1 page abstract and 1 - 2 page outline. Responses to the call with a
> proposed testimonial, please send 3 copies of a 1 page abstract. All
> responses should be directed to Dr. Doug Blandy, Arts and Administration
> Program, School of Architecture and Allied Arts, University of Oregon,
> Eugene, OR 97403. Postmark Deadline: May 1, 1998
> SPECIAL NOTE: Please review your calendar as you consider responding to
> the call. The editors must adhere to the timeline that follows in order to
> meet the publisher's deadline. TIMELINE: Abstracts and outlines due May
> 1, 1998. Authors of accepted materials must submit manuscripts by October
> 1, 1998. Manuscripts with suggested revisions will be sent to authors from
> editors by November 30, 1998. Authors return final manuscripts to editors,
> paper and disk copies by December 30, 1998.
> ------------------------------
> Date: Wed, 3 Dec 1997 19:16:00 -0500
> From: p-lstudio (betti longinotti)
> Subject: Fwd: "21st Century Community Learning Centers" Program Announced
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> Good funding source for afterschool programs. See forwarded.
> In Art & Life,
> Betti L.
> p-lstudio
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> Subject: "21st Century Community Learning Centers" Program Announced
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> HUNDREDS OF NEW AFTER-SCHOOL CENTERS in rural & urban schools
> across the U.S. will be supported under a program announced
> yesterday by Vice President Gore & Secretary Riley.
> The program, "21st Century Community Learning Centers,"
> received $40 million in the 1998 Labor-HHS-Education
> appropriations bill (signed into law last month), a major
> increase over the 1997 appropriation of $1 million. A "notice
> inviting applications" for the program appeared in the
> December 2 Federal Register.
> The notice tells that, under the program, grants will be
> awarded to rural & inner-city public elementary or secondary
> schools -- or to consortia of those schools, or local
> education agencies applying on their behalf -- for planning,
> implementing or expanding after-school projects. Only
> applications that include significantly expanded learning
> opportunities for children & youth, and that contribute to
> reduced drug use & violence, will be funded.
> Partnerships with community-based organizations & consortia of
> schools are encouraged to apply. The Department expects to
> award 200-300 grants for up to 3 years, averaging $100,000 per
> center (ranging from $35,000-$200,000). The application
> deadline is March 9, 1998.
> Applications will be available on our website on December 16.
> (We will announce the URL at that time.) ~~~~~~~~~~~
> For more information, please see the excerpts from yesterday's
> Federal Register notice below. These excerpts provide the
> purpose, title of priority (if given), eligible applicants,
> availability & closing dates, available funds, estimated size
> & number of awards for this program. An online version of the
> Federal Register notice may be found at:
> - --> Please note that the Federal Register notice should be
> consulted for complete & authoritative information.
> Yesterday's press release announcing the program is at:
> Also available is a Department report, "Keeping Schools Open
> As Community Learning Centers" (July 1997):
> **********************************************************
> 21st Century Community Learning Centers Program [Federal
> Register: December 2, 1997 (CFDA No. 84.287)] [OERI]
> **********************************************************
> Purpose of Program: The 21st Century Community Learning Centers
> Program was established by Congress to award grants to rural and
> inner-city public schools, or consortia of such schools, to enable
> them to plan, implement, or expand projects that benefit the
> educational, health, social services, cultural and recreational
> needs of the community. School-based community learning centers
> can provide a safe, drug-free, supervised and cost-effective after-
> school, weekend or summer haven for children, youth and their
> families.
> Eligible Applicants: Only rural or inner-city public elementary
> or secondary schools, consortia of those schools, or LEAs applying
> on their behalf, are eligible to receive a grant under the 21st
> Century Community Learning Centers Program. An LEA with many
> interested schools is encouraged to submit a consortium application
> on their behalf. Applicants must demonstrate that they meet the
> statutory program purpose as being either a "rural" or "inner-city"
> school or a consortium of those schools.
> Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: March 9, 1998
> Applications Available: December 16, 1997
> Available Funds: $40 million
> Estimated Range of Awards: $35,000 - $200,000 per Center.
> Awards to consortia or LEAs involving multiple Centers will be
> adjusted to reflect the number of Centers included.
> Estimated Average Size of Awards: $100,000 (per Center)
> Estimated Number of Awards: 200-300, depending on how many
> awards will assist multiple Centers.
> Additional Information: Information including selection
> criteria & priorities for this program are available in the Federal
> Register notice.
> To Obtain an Application Package: Written requests should be
> mailed to: Amanda Clyburn, U.S. Department of Education, Office of
> Educational Research and Improvement, 555 New Jersey Ave., NW,
> Washington, DC 20208-5644, Attn: 21st Century Center Learning
> Centers. Requests may also be faxed to Amanda at (202) 219-2198.
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