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Lesson Plans

re: African Art?

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Jerry Hendel (hendel)
Sat, 21 Mar 1998 17:06:00

Tracey and Sandra,
I appreciate what both of you have said about African Art and not
exporing past Egypt. I feel my dialogue with others about mummy cases
contributed to your concern. Your points are well taken. When I look back
at my own education while grwoing up, I find that I was taught about the
United States and other countries were somewhat glossed over (even in
college!). In my class, I don't want that to be the case. We did go beyond
Egypt and worked on mask projects and batiks (saw some beautiful ones from
Tanzania). I still feel a lack in the area of African Art and would
appreciate any resources,information and project ideas that you are willing
to share--both historically and comtemporary. I teach grades 1-5.
When one feels a lack in some area, it hard to know where to start. One
can also feel intimidated because of wanting to present it "right." We
want our students to be life-long learners. We should be, too. I already
have some ideas from Tracey's note. Thank you both!

Anne C-H