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Re: [teacherartexchange] Redesigning elementary art curriculum


From: Rick Larson (jrlarson51_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Thu Jul 14 2005 - 06:09:56 PDT

Krista, my curriculum is designed around the elements, principals and art
history(that includes artists and their place in history). I have a scope
and sequence that is a guide for introducing techniques and materials,
concepts.(although, after 22 yrs, I don't look at it anymore) I change
lessons (not all) yearly, but keep the important idea the same. Some
lessons, I will use at a certain gr. level year to year, simply because they
provide motivation to learn more, and the students retain alot from them)>

----- Original Message -----
From: "Krista Ranly" <>
To: "TeacherArtExchange Discussion Group"
Sent: Wednesday, July 13, 2005 8:11 PM
Subject: [teacherartexchange] Redesigning elementary art curriculum

> Elementary teachers...
> I am beginning my fourth year of teaching elementary art and decided this
> summer to redesign the K-6 curriculum (I am the first elementary art
> teacher in my district). I am curious how other elementary art teachers
> structure their curriculum. I see each class once a week for 40 minutes. I
> am interested in how others sequence their lessons, if they use units, if
> they use themes, etc.
> Thanks in advance for any insight or advice!
> Smiles,
> Krista in OH
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