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Lesson Plans

Curriculum Issues: Hardcopy

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Mary Erickson (MARY.ERICKSON)
Mon, 03 Mar 1997 13:29:48 -0700

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Chris Mullen, Ben Schasfoort, Marcia Cracker, Mark Alexander, and perhaps
others may be wondering how they can most efficiently get a hardcopy of Our
Place in the World. Thank you Cynthia Mesko. Ben Schasfoort, and Charles
Gareri for offering suggestions for how to printout copies from the website
with minimal time online.

I answered Ben's request for a way to organize printouts pretty much this way:

The Getty Education Institute contracted me to adapt for ArtsEdNet a
curriculum resource that's been "in-process" for years. I'm learning a
great deal in the process. Our Place in the World will be up for at least
two years, perhaps longer. I've had some conversations about print (or
CDRom) publication of "Stories of Art," but nothing firm. One thought is
to break it into pieces: 1) just the fictional imagination stories (like
"Fee of the Meadow People") and a few interdisciplinary ideas for
elementary children and 2) just the supplementary narratives (with all the
images to accompany them) as a short middle school art history text. Any
advice, suggestions, or cautions you might share would be very welcome.

Managing a hardcopy version of the resource is really tricky. It was
posted on the Internet in such a way that would allow the teacher to click
and jump to pages as they are needed. In hardcopy, of course, there can be
only one sequence. It might be a good idea to develop a table of contents
to help organize hardcopy pages into a notebook. No such table of Contents
is presently available.

I just had an idea. A colleague of mine who is teaching my courses this
year while I'm on sabbatical is using Our Place in the World as a model for
curriculum development. She has been working with her students on notebook
dividers that help them organize the material. She may have some advise to
share. I'll keep you posted if I come up with anything like a set of
notebook dividers or a recommended table of contents for a hardcopy

Meanwhile, thank you so much for your interest in the curriculum resource.

Mary Erickson

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