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Re: teaching/meeting art standards


From: The Austin's (whest177_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Fri Feb 08 2002 - 20:46:49 PST

I would agree with this to a point - I have found that IF I can tie the
lesson with an artist, share interesting tidbits about the artist, and
really get the students to relate to the artist/artwork, then they will
remember the entire lesson, project included. One example is my 4th grade
lesson on VanGogh. I have students who come in the artroom 5 years later,
see "Starry Night" on the wall, and blurt out "Hey, that's VanGogh's Starry
Night! We did that in 4th grade!". I'm definitely not saying that I
accomplish that with all my lessons, but there are a few..... :-)

> What do you mean when you say "well rounded lessons"? And how much do you
> think students really, really retain. Bottom line, a student will remember
> his/her art work and effort put into the project.. The student will not
> remember the teachers effort and prep/set time a teacher has put into
> projects... includes showing of slides, pictures of other artists, history
> shown and told.. Former students of mine have come to me telling about the
> art projects they worked on and produced.. not what we, as a class
> or what they the students had to write about

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