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>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