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Lesson Plans

And the bead goes on...

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Maggie White (mwhite)
Tue, 30 Jun 1998 16:13:51 -0700

Well, guys, after taking one of those exhausting, quick-and-dirty weekend
classes for professional growth credit (traveling 360 miles round trip to
Phoenix), I find myself brain dead for ideas for my final project. We
have to write five interrelated lesson plans on multicultural art, _each
one_ with 12 components (curriculum concepts; how the lesson corresponds
with the visual art standards; lesson objectives; background info, etc.)

I've chosen BEADS as my unit, and so far have three lessons: the first is
the history of beads; the second on Japanese netsuke beads (their history
and then a hands-on project carving some); the third on millefiore beads
(history and then hands-on). I'm not used to dividing my units up into
such tiny increments! I thought for the fourth plan we'd do rolled-paper
beads and found-object beads--yeah, I know, this is getting to be a real

Can any of you geniuses think up a good fifth lesson? I thought of maybe
having a bead market where the students would trade beads and then make
something with them, but not being a jewelry person myself I don't know
what to do with them other than string them, much less write a
12-component lesson plan on it. The lesson does not have to be like a
culminating activity for the whole unit, and doesn't even have to be the
last one.

BTW, this is for a HS level art history class, but I'll entertain any
ideas for any level.



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