ALPHAME wrote: > > I have read the Our Place in the World curriculum on ArtsEdNet. Dare I > enter the discussion? I found CHANGE prominant in my thoughts as I > read. The material changed when paint from another place was added to > the parflesche. Change in the life of young boys iniated by the bison > drawings. The bison changed as the ice age changed. Our lives and our > student's lives changing so quickly, that knowing our place can be as > difficult as it is necessary. Our commmunication is changing as we use > the computer. Finding a place in the world and adapting to it's changes > is our challange. > > The theme could be used year long in a self contained elementary class > room and could intergrate all subjects. What an exciting thought to a > retired teacher. But I can't go back. How can I use this as docent? > Not for a whole year but only for a whole hour! Maybe quickly > explaining one icon to a group, asking each of them to find an art work > in the gallery that could fit the theme and ask them to tell the others > why it does so. Using the icon they can further explain the work or > fomulate questions that lead to dicussion and group discovery about the > work. Coming soon to our museum is an exhibit about waterworks (the > canla system of the Phoenix area). The theme can really work here. The > problem is the short touring time. I would welecome ideas from all.