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Re: art curriculum

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Larry Cox (L_J_Cox)
Tue, 12 Jan 1999 21:25:36 -0700

The school district my kids attended in CA used FAME for years - it was
great. I got my start teaching art to kids as a parent volunteer in the
FAME program. That school district switched about 4 years ago to a teacher
art textbook. (I can find out what it is if you like.) It looked good to
me, but I never had time to go further with it myself. I don't think the
teachers used it - didn't have time, etc. One teacher bought a CD or
computer program that showed works of art on the t v set. She integrated
art a lot into her 5th grade class and I was impressed. Probably the most
useful art for kids in elem is when it is integrated into the curriculum, a
thing a lot of CA teachers were starting to do. Linda in NM
-----Original Message-----
From: lindacharlie <lindacharlie>
To: dana acuncius <dacuncius>
Cc: <>
Date: Tuesday, January 12, 1999 8:47 PM
Subject: Re: art curriculum

>dana acuncius wrote:
>> I am terribly disappointed in the
>> art textbooks that are available...found much better resources for
>> teaching art through the web sites such as artsednet and in art
>> scholarship magazines. Can you tell me
>> your opinion of the textbooks you are furnished, if you use them, or
>> where you go for art lesson ideas.
>This is a topic of interest to me as I am on our district's new elem.
>art textbook selection committee - first meeting next week! We will not
>be purchasing text books for student use but do expect to buy teacher
>editions and supplementary resources such as reproductions and
>transparencies. We've revamped our k-6 curriculum using National
>Standards and will be looking for teaching resources which most closely
>align with this new curriculum.
>I'd be interested in knowing what textbooks you have and what you
>dislike about them.
>I personally get lesson IDEAS from a wide variety of sources: art
>classes, other art teachers, exhibits and museum education programs,
>NAEA and state conferences, my favorite artist's works, collaborations
>and brainstorming with general ed teachers, children's books, children's
>special interests, nature, and on and on. I've usually found text book
>lessons to be lacking in "soul" but I have used them as a starting point
>to develop some very exciting lessons. I don't have much time to devote
>to making art so I get a lot of enjoyment by "creating" my own lessons.
>That's my $.02 worth!
>Linda in Michigan - does anyone know the difference between sleet and
>freezing rain?