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Re: [teacherartexchange] Themes for units

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From: Dulcius (dulcius_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Fri Jun 26 2009 - 02:10:44 PDT


Thanks Renee! I teach a middle school (6-8) art elective, and I'd like to
make it a bit more open-ended this year. I think I'd like to go with a more
theme-based concept.
-Lydia in Toledo
Toledo School for the Arts
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From: <Renee.Berg@k12.sd.us>
To: "TeacherArtExchange Discussion Group"
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Sent: Thursday, June 25, 2009 11:42 PM
Subject: [teacherartexchange] Themes for units

Lydia, List of themes we have done this year. The kids come up with some and
I and my fellow teaching buddy come up with some. Places to travel to.
Design a house for an obscure Dr. Seuss character, Teen concerns such as
clicks, relationships with family, parents, friends, boy/girl, teen suicide,
bullying, teen pregnancy, wind, fire, water, character traits, overcoming
bad choices, the masks we wear and who we really are, healthy choices,
faith, future dreams.....that is a few that I can think of at the moment.
They are always evolving and we brainstorm often in small group then pull it
into whole class discussion.
Renee(Bergie)Middle School Art Instructor
Mitchell, SD
http://rb043.k12.sd.us

Renee,
do you have a list of "themes" you could share?
-Lydia in Toledo
Toledo School for the Arts
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