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Lesson Plans

Christian Art?

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samantha lea ferris (guimauve)
Sun, 10 Mar 1996 15:06:01 -0500 (EST)

I have been active reader of the getty listserve for a few months now and
have enjoyed watching the discussions that have taken place. It is
comforting to have a source of information right at my finger tips.
Being an art education student, I especially value the insight and have
collected quite an array of responses to questions of interest.
I would like to pose a question. I have recently read the discussions on
nude art and where its place is (or not) in the classroom. I can see
the problem many parents would have with the display of any classical
nude sculpture but I do not necessarily see it as valid. Regarless that
is not what I want to discuss. I am interested in the place of
Christian Art in the classroom. By this I mean any art that contains a
religious Christian subject matter. I am preparing a microteaching
lesson soon for one of my art education classes and realized that a
selection of some Christian works of art may not be taboo to my
classmates to whom I will be teaching, but what about those 5th graders'
parents who are not Christian? Does it have a place at all in the public
school classroom? There are wide possibilities of lessons that could be
planned comparing certain works and examining them without necessarily
discussing there subject matter, but is this really possible?
I am interested in any responses as is my professor. Looking forward to
Samantha Ferris
University of Maryland

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