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First of all, every history class begins with prehistoric art from mostly
third world countries. Remember--it was the art of africa that inspired
Picasso--the art of polynesia that inspired Gaugin. Only the white people of
the time were "permitted" to become famous in their talents.
People of different ethnicities sometime have a different style that maybe you
don't like--but is your opinion so important as a teacher?
OUR JOB AS A TEACHER IS TO TEACH ABOUT THE WORLD WE LIVE IN--TEACH ABOUT
SOCIETY THROUGH ART. Art represents human nature/spirit which doesn't know
color. MULTICULTURALISM, in some form is a REQUIREMENT in our curriculum.
How can someone who teaches and relates with children not find value in ethnic
art?! What kind of message is that giving out?
Forgive me if I got the wrong message--but I was offended with what I thought