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Re: Assessment in Art Education - and Art is FUNdamental


Date: Mon May 10 2004 - 12:31:00 PDT

Hey all,I was reading Judy's post and the part where she said "lets make art the center of the curriculum..." Just today i was bringing a P.E. class inside and an 8th grade boy picked a clover flower. He thought it smelled good, shared with some other friends. When we got back to the gym, someone said something about 4-leaf clovers and I had a flash!! I said: wouldn't it be cool if when you studied probability in math your teacher took you outside and each student would line off a small plot of clover and guess the probability of finding a 4-leaf...then we could get science out of it by learning about the root system and perhaps dissecting it and looking at it under the microscope...then we could do social studies to find out where the idea that a 4-leaf clover is lucky came from, of course we could do art by drawing it etc, finally a student said, what about english? I said we could write a poem or story, which of course would encompass reading and spelling and grammar..... All this from just a clover.Vi