I'm doing something similar with my 7th and 8th grade students right
now. Last semester, students choose an artist to research in pairs and
created puzzles and a display for our artist in the spotlight bulletin
board. This semester, I'm teaching Pottery/ Sculpture. I gave these
students a list of about 30 artists who work with pottery, sculpture,
and architecture. They researched them in pairs and use Microsoft
Publisher to create a website about that artist. They have worked hard
but it's been even harder work on me finding images and information on
artists of the 20th century. I hope to upload these websites next Monday
for our teacher workday.
It sounds interesting for your students to present this in a lesson
format. Maybe you could even spread out the presentations throughout
the semester so they would coincide with other units you plan to teach.
Michelle H. Harrell
North Garner Middle School
Garner, North Carolina
( ) "Art is the form of the picture that has come
! ^ ^ ! into being through the nerves, heart,
^! * * ! ^ brain, and eye of man."
! \ ^ / ! -Edvard Munch
( ( 0 ) ) 1907
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