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Re: [teacherartexchange] question

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mwhiteec_at_TeacherArtExchange
Date: Thu Mar 05 2009 - 06:53:25 PST


Hi, Christi,

Welcome to our list. For that age group, I would do one of two things: 1) Don4t do the entire
history of art. If you have a textbook, let them choose which chapters or time periods to
study. That way you won4t feel so rushed to (get it all in.( Or, 2) Teach in a true
multicultural, longitudinal way by centering your units around commonalities (for instance,
how different cultures in different time periods used masks, or take a common theme like how
animals have been/are being portrayed.).

Hope this helps. Please let us know what you end up doing, and how it goes.

Maggie

> Hi,
>
> I'm new to this list and already have a question! My background is in
> Art History but I am going to teach Art Appreciation to middle
> schoolers (6-8 grades). Any suggestions on a good syllabus or
> teaching lessons for Art Appreciation?

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