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Lesson Plans

Re: Our Place in the World -Curriculum

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Wed, 19 Feb 1997 09:16:34 -0700

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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.

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