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Lesson Plans

Re: artsednet-digest V2 #1157

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Sun, 10 Jan 1999 23:48:17 EST

Concerning Black History Month: I do a lesson on Dr. Martin L. King and his
famous "I have a dream" speech. I have my students pretend that they are
sitting on the lap of Lincoln in the Lincoln Memorial as he gazes at the back
of Dr. King as he is giving his famous speech to the multitude of people
gathering around the Reflection Pool on that hot August day. They see the
Washington Memorial in the distance. It is a collage lesson. We do the back
of Dr. Kings head in the foreground, the Replication Pool and the crowd of
people in the middle ground and the Washington Monument in the background. It
gives me an opportunity to teach perspective, how to depict crowds, the
setting of this famous event and how it must have felt to be at such a
historic location. I give a pre and a post test on the information and the
results are amazing. It is easy to learn input while you are doing art. Hope
this helps. For more information or a copy of my lesson, contact me.

Concerning Christo: Have you considered a perspective lesson showing the
fence up close and then following the tops of all the mountains and, etc.,
until it vanishes?