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integration...the curriculum kind

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Buerkle, Jennifer (
Sun, 24 Jan 1999 07:40:42 -0500

I have a bit of a unique situation. I teach visual arts at a "pull out"
gifted center, and the main mandate of gifted ed is to "differentiate"
curriculum from what is delivered in the "regular" classroom. That means
in content, environment, process AND product. So I don't spend a whole
lot of time looking through the scope and sequence. But the overlaps just
kind of occur naturally.

I also find the the other areas (science, internet, math, social studies,
music/performing arts, language, environment, language arts) use a LOT of
art activiites within their areas.

I have one horror story from the past, however. I used to teach in a
mid-sized private day school (Episcopalian) where the parents virtually
ruled. I was about five minutes into the lesson with some second graders
when a PTO mother came in the room (in her tennis outfit, btw) and told me
to make big turkeys for the T-giving play. Pronto. I made turkeys.
Romare Bearden went down the drain. And that was my last year there. I
have seldom been angrier in my professional career. Boy, am I glad THOSE
days are over!


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