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Lesson Plans


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croberts (b2w6w4kn)
Sun, 10 Jan 1999 08:37:43 -0500

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From: Nora Redfern <nredfern>
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Date: Sunday, January 10, 1999 8:01 AM
Subject: Black History Month

>2nd also - Has anyone ever incorporated the work of Christo (of Running
>Fence fame) into their art curriculum? I was able to visit "the fence"
>and it was awesome. Wondering how I can share with my students. Was
>thinking of a theme of BIG art.

I don't know who suggested this lesson...but I recently showed my 8th
graders pictures "of wrappings" from the internet of work done by Christo.
The students paired up and spent one class block "wrapping a chair" with
plastic bags and string. I had been collecting the plastic bags for this
lesson. The students really enjoyed it and I had a lot of trouble getting
them to "unwrap" the chairs before leaving the class. The next time I do
this lesson, I will have them do the research on the internet of his work
and then I will find some chairs that are not being used, so that we can put
them on display in the hall with a write-up of what they had done. This is
a good lesson.

Carolyn Roberts
E. B. Frink Middle School
Kinston, NC
"Art Room" -
Frink -