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Lesson Plans


California Missions

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Elizabeth Paul (epaul)
Sun, 19 Jan 1997 01:04:55 -0600


Hi, all--
I will be starting to student-teach in a 4th grade class in Feb (general
ed). I will be starting with language arts and then adding on social
studies, and would like some ideas that incorporate art education. The
topic in social studies at the time I will start teaching is California
missions. Does any one have recommendations of particularly good resources
and/or activities? I'm looking for things that incorporate not only studio
activities but the whole gambit -- aesthetics, criticism, and history.

By way of background, these kids will be starting out pretty much at ground
zero for art education. Near as I can tell, they've only had a smattering
of art and it's been the "art as filler" or "pumpkins in October" stuff. The
school doesn't have an art program/curricula yet although it does have a new
principal who is very supportive and interested in getting substantive art
education in the classrooms. The school is very urban LA; has a nice
computer lab and a computer in every classroom. Overall, the community has
lots of new immigrants as well as some families who've lived there for
several generations. It's predominantly is low-income; largely Latino
although also some Pacific Islander, African-American, and white.

Any suggestions would be very welcomed! Thanks --

Elizabeth Paul
UCLA Teacher Education Program


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