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Lesson Plans


integration

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Bonnie Lee Sims (bs20498)
Fri, 09 Feb 1996 23:33:10 -0600 (CST)


Hello to everyone in Artsednet.
My name is Bonnie Sims and I am with the Southwest Texas State
Univerity group that you are bound to be hearing more and more from. I have
been lurking (is that term used correctly?) and am quite pleased at the
exchanges that have been going on. I had the opportunity to take a block
class (or intern) at Fulmore Middle School. This school has been nationally
recognized for its efforts to reform the Middle School structure. An
important feature in this reformation is the idea of integrating classes.
It seems to me that art could quite easily be integrated in other class
rooms. For example, English classes could practice their skills while
writing art reviews. I think what would hold back the integration of art is
either a teacher's ignorance on the subject or general direspect. If there
is disrespect for art as a subject, is there a way we could enlighten the
disbelieving falculty ? I am also of the thought that developing a child's
creative side actually gives that child an advantage over other students.
Does anyone else feel this way?
Thank you,
Bonnie lee