Note: To protect the privacy of our members, e-mail addresses have been removed from the archived messages. As a result, some links may be broken.
I teach the Art History part of a team taught Humanities course, as well
as Studio in Art (Art I) and Art Electives, so obviously I don't have
any conflicts with myself. However, I can understand your concerns about
your situation. My first suggestion would be to try to get together with
the Humanities teacher, find out what artists or periods are being
covered, and then to try to relate what you do in your classroom to it.
While both of you are addressing art history, you could get more in
depth with it, or make take more of a studio approach. For example, say
the Humanities teacher is covering Abstract Expressionism and the post
WWII period, you could go more into more detail with your instruction
about specific artists, do some preliminary abstraction activities to
prepare your students, and then have them make an attempt to create an
abstract work of art that is expressing how they feel about some current
social issue or problem.
-- Sandra Hildreth C.L.A.S.S. (Cultural Literacy through Art & Social Studies) http://www.northnet.org/mwcsart/mwart.htm Art 7-12, Madrid-Waddington Central School, Madrid, NY 13660 Art Methods, St. Lawrence University, Canton, NY 13617