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Re: Social Studies, Art, & CELEBRATING PLURALISM

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Elizabeth Paul (epaul)
Tue, 21 Jan 1997 21:37:43 -0600


Hi, Graeme!
Thanks for some great ideas for me to work on with my students. And I
completely agree about the "hand-maiden" issue with the arts. I think that's
part of what I mean when I refer to "fluff art", that stuff that's for
filler -- coloring a picture of a mission or something equally
unsubstantive. And that's something I would really like be careful to avoid
in my own teaching (hence my original posting to this group).

I'm really intrigued by that "missionizing" concept -- do you have more
ideas or elaborations with that? (And, anyone else out there, jump in to,
please!) I'd love to get the kids thinking along those lines if I can flesh
it out some more. Very interesting stuff.

Kit Eakle sent me some great resources for architecture so I'd like to work
on that a bit more too. Loads of architects here in LA and I know a few who
are great with kids, so that's a wonderful idea to incorporate into the
whole architecture exploration.

Thanks for the great feedback! -- Elizabeth