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Re: [teacherartexchange] What are your TOP TEN images kids should know?


From: M. Austin (whest177_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Wed Jul 13 2005 - 14:58:52 PDT

My group is K-6. When they get to middle school & high school I agree that
they should be exposed to many more artists and images, but then again, you
see them for alot more time, AND more than once a week, so their retention
is longer.
K-12 Kansas Art Teacher

> What age range are these images for ? That make a real difference.
> Actually I am opposed to setting a list of either 10 or 100 important
> art historical images students should know. When Getty started to
> promote DBAE years ago, they kept asking art educators for a list of
> the 100 important images. Most educators I know rebelled at the idea.
> Why limit a teachers range when there are an unlimited number of
> images to choose from ? If classroom teachers, rather than specialists,
> are delivering the curriculum then the list is useful. But then it's
> like teaching to the test rather than expanding what should be a
> limitless education. Think about it and respond.
> Woody's Two Cents Worth
> I left a classroom with literally hundreds and hundreds of "exemplars"
> for my successor to utilize. I hope she continues to add to the c
> collection and gives away those she has little use for. Art is too
> broad a subject to put limits on.

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