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This is my first venture (adventure?) on the Internet. I am a classroom
teacher, grades 1 @ 2, finishing a Masters program in the Creative Arts. For my
integrated final project, I am exploring the uses of "flying" as a theme or
motif in the Arts. The applied aspect of my project will be thematic curriculum
for a primary classroom, including both literal and metaphorical consideration
of "flight". If anyone could help me by telling me about any examples of flying
in the Arts that have been signifigant to you (now or in your childhood), it
would be appreciated. An example: Faith Ringgold's story quilt "Tar Beach",
which has also been made into a picture book, explores the theme of flying as
liberation (also, power and ownership) in the life of a young African-American
girl in New York City. My project is very open-ended at this point, so I'd love
to hear from anyone with ideas about (or aspirations toward!) flight.
Thank-you for your time.