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Lesson Plans

Re: New York

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Kimberly Anne Herbert (kimberly)
Mon, 09 Mar 1998 19:51:27 -0600

I think that _Tar Beach_ which was reconmended in a previous post has a
picture of the Brooklyn Bridge. Can you make a sculpture of the bridge?
You might be able to intergrate with science or Social Studies. It has
an interesting history. The workers (and engineer) suffered from the
"bends", when they working on the foundation of the bridge. No one knew
what was causing the pain the workers and engineer suffered from. The
engineer was injured so baddly that he couldn't walk, see, and could
barely talk. His wife took over the day to day supervision of the
building of the bridge. He was feature in our "Child and the Hero"
exhibit, but I can't recall his name. (I'm recovering from an allergic
reaction and not thinking to clearlly)
Kimberly Herbert
CAM Administrator

John M. Barrick wrote:
> Stacy,
> Hi,I immediatly thought of Red Grooms a fabulous New York
> Artist. While I was living there years ago he had a wonderful
> installation in the city called"Ruckus Manhattan". If you can look at
> the book. In short he made several environments you could walk through.
> The themes varied, one was a subway,another was Stock exchange and of
> course he did the Statue of liberty. He makes scaled down sculptures
> which you can walk through. I've worked for years with preschool through
> 8th and especially younger kids have a great learning experience as
> well as having fun making large pieces which they can feel,touch and
> work as a group doing. Perhaps dividing the kids into groups of 4 or 5
> and making giant paper mache sculptures of skyscrapers,people,Taxi's
> The Statue of Liberty. I don't know what your time frame is but it would
> be a great cooperative project.
> Have fun,
> Sandra