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Lesson Plans

DBAE and themes

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amanda clarke (
Tue, 31 Mar 1998 11:27:44 -0600 (CST)

I have a question. In creating lessons for units in your curriculum, do
you use themes or topics? I am being taught to base lessons on themes,
but I am having a difficult time making the transition. For example,
instead of using the color wheel for the basis of a lesson, we are taught
or trained to relate the color wheel to a theme in art such as Art is in
the world around us.

I am confused. In highschool, my teahcer taught mostly production. In my
college classes for art education, we are taught to use the DBAE method of
teaching art. This transition is difficult for most of my classmates. My
problem is I make it too difficult. Does anyone else have problems
thinking thematically versus topically? Is there anyone who has advice on
how to do this successfully without a lot of stress?

I appreciate you help in this matter.


Please refrain from comments on my spelling and grammar, I know it is bad.
Thank you.