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Lesson Plans

Re: Thirty quality minutes to teach art

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Sat, 13 Feb 1999 11:54:28 EST

I have the posters on the wall before they come in. I talk --no more than 3
minutes--good stuff--not boring. They learn more about the work when they do
the reproductions. My inner city 8th graders are asking me about the Van Gogh
or Monet. It's a beautiful thing to see a ghetto kid ask about a Renoir.
Little steps. Don't bombard them. I like hands- on anyway. Their classroom
teachers talk all day, and the kids usually tune them out . I had Mona Lisa on
the wall, and I made reference to it, said a few fast things, and I was
surprised to hear from the Librarian in our school that a bunch of kids wanted
books about the Mona Lisa. You make an effect on them with just a few words.
It sparks curiosity. Aren't you the same way? When you hear about a little
about something, maybe in the TV news or newspaper, don't you want to find
some more info about it?