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Re: Need your advice - Art History in the Classroom


Date: Sun Jul 01 2001 - 23:34:30 PDT

Although i am as new to this as you are it seems to me, if you had been hired
as an art teacher, it would behoove you to work with teachers and their
curriculum as much as possible...Anything you can work into your lesson plans
that reinforced theirs just means that much more repetition, and therefore,
possibly students remembering that info. some where down the line. As a
elementary teacher, I would approach her, and let her know you want to
coordinate your lessons with art (esp. for those visual learners), but do not
want to repeat or tread upon her should be an exciting subject
to look forward to also,,,but I cannot think of any subject where art would
be more versatile and usable than social studies and history....Art makes
history come alive...both here and abroad...and our children aren't exposed
to nearly enough....If she has no plans, and/or wants to focus her/his
energies on their own plan of teaching, then I'd back my ears and use that
art experience you's a viable resource...and my personal opinion
is that's what art specialists should be doing...making art more up and
personal and usable so teachers can feel more comfortable with it.