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Again if you teach Ap Art History please share your knowledge. Do you
use a chronological approach? Or do you go thematically? What
themes do you use? What teaching strategies do you use? I am an art
teacher not a history teacher so I will definitely be
incorporating some studio experiences as well. Any ideas?
> I have been teaching AP Art History for 15 years and I am a constultant for the Southwest Region of the College Board in Ap Art History.
> I have three classes of AP Art History, ranging in size from 12 - 20. I use Gardner's Art Through The Ages as
> my base text and supplement it with several others. My students love the course. It is open to 10 - 12 graders and
> I find that there is a wide range of interest in the course. At our school it is in the History Dept. There is so much interest in
> art history that we now have a second course called 20th Century Art and the
> pre-requisite for the course. I do not know how you would link AP Studio
> and AP Art History as they are two distinct courses. Most studio students
> take AP Art History but also many students who have never taken an art class also
> take the course. If you planto teach the course next year, I strongly suggest
> that you attend an AP Summer Institute in Art History. These are held in several
> regions of the country. Your local college board office should be
> able to give you a complete listing of these summer institutes. Contact me if you
> have any other questions. J. Rollans
Fine Arts Dept.
Hong Kong International School