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Lesson Plans

Multicultural art

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Thu, 10 Jul 1997 18:16:07 -0400 (EDT)

I teach k-6 art. I include a lot of multicultural projects from all over the
world which integrate well with classroom work. I have usually had my
students reproduce work they have seen, such as totem poles. I have recently
come across articles (namely one from NAEA) addressing this issue. The
article suggests that to do so is to trivialize the culture and it is
preferable to have the student make something based on this other culture but
relevant to their own lives. I feel it depends what your goal is, and what
grade level you are teaching. I would like some opinions on this and what
experience others have had.



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