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Lesson Plans


meaning/doors

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marcia m eaton (marciameaton)
Tue, 23 Mar 1999 02:23:16 -0500


I really like the idea of asking students to design doors that mean
something about themselves. Maybe you can include the problem of size:
what size should "their" doors be. The question of how a property
expresses an idea certainly comes up in literature (e.g. Alice in
Wonderland, C.S. Lewis stories) where going through small doors, hidden
doors, etc. is a very important part of the message. Also material
mattters----having a curtain separating rooms "means" something very
different from having bronze doors that require a lot of effort to move.
You might look at the entrance to Trajan's Forum and ask your students if
there is a difference between a door and an entry-way. I look forward to
your report on what the students come up with. Thanks. Marcia