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I have always taught an Art I course to my high school students. We
cover basic art skills before the students can go on to more difficult
courses. In Art I, I also cover some art history. Projects are related
to the area we are studying.
Last year the school offered a humanities course where students studied
fine arts throughour history. This is a wonderful suppliment to my
program yet I seem to be seeing some overlap. My Art I kids complain
now because they are studying the same thing in humanities. Or they
will contradict what I am teaching, because of what they learned in
My question is should I cover less of the art history next year, and
concentrate on studio or make my history more difficult than humanities
class? Is anyone else in this same situation? I feel like I am
teaching a course that is being taught by someone else as well. I
realize that I must get together with this humanities teacher to figure
out a plan. Does anyone else have humanities offered at their school?