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BIG request for curriculum


Date: Mon Jul 12 2004 - 15:24:24 PDT

Hey everyone --

I was wondering if I could get some guidance. Our school has NO written
curriculum for High School -- I've been using national standards to go by, but now
my department head wants an entire curriculum written this summer and I don't
have a lot of time -- I'm working part time on the consulting stuff I do.

Does anyone have a written curriculum (if you're like me, you invent your
curriculum as you go, depending on the needs and interests of the students) that
could serve as a guide and would satisfy the needs of the department head?

Our "visual and performing arts department" is strange -- we have only one
visual art teacher (me!) and two music teachers. I have 170 students/day (which
will change with block scheduling, thank God!) and I'm required to do lots of
exhibitions/year and then get the cold shoulder from colleagues when I take
students with me to help hang the shows. I am often asked to be at NEASC
meetings and department meetings at the same time, and therefore, can't seem to get
anything administrative done in the way that I'd like. I'm sure a lot of you
have similar or worse situations, so please forgive me for complaining.

I'm happy to pay for postage for any copies any of you might want to send --
it would probably be too large for an email attachment?! Or is there a place
online where I can download this sort of stuff?