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Curriculum Issues

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ALPHAME (ALPHAME)
Sat, 22 Feb 1997 05:41:13 -0700

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This computer mouse in the corner has been reading your interesting
discussions for a couple of weeks. The debate about multiculturalism
was sincere on both sides. The points you espoused were all valid. As
I've studied the "Our Place in the World" curriclum, I see it as a model
for you. The students study the art objects of a culture with respect
recognizing the differences and similarities of that place and their
own. They do not copy the works but gain understanding of them by
answering questions. The art work they do create is about their own
place. Go to ArtsEdNet.getty.edu and you'll find "Our Place in the
World".
Eldon L. Katter, What a great idea finding other stories that illutrate
the theme. Can I change it slightly to the students themselves reading
stories and seeing which ones fit well? They could then explain why
their choices fit to each other- a way to report on their reading. They
could also write their own story that goes eith the theme and illustrat
it. Your idea has started me off again, and I'm excitedagin about how
this theme can be the juice for a whole year's curriculum in a self
contained classroom.
Sybil, docent who emailed about the icons, please write again. I lost
your address - computer error. My computer has more than it's share as
some of you have already discovered from reading my first message again
and again. I hope this one is singular.

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