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Lesson Plans

nudity on CD-ROMS...what to do?

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Wed, 19 May 1999 19:41:49 EDT

Hi everyone,
Okay, here is my dilemma. I purchased a couple of CD-ROMs for my elementary
artroom. One of them is part of the Museums of the World series: The Louvre.
It is geared for ages 3 and up. Many of the images contain nudity....and I
mean a lot of it! It includes the painting of Gabrielle d'Estres and One of
her Sisters. It is an image of 2 sisters bathing in the nude and one sister
is pinching the other sister's nipple. Many nude sculptures of male and
female torsos etc.
My dilemma is how should I handle the giggles, shock, etc., when I let the
students use the software. This is part of an independent center that they
may visit when they have finished their work. I know the level of immaturity
that exists in some classes and there will be students who will want to use
the computer to go directly to these particular images. I realize there is a
time and place to introduce nudity in art but I am stuck as to how to
approach this delicate subject matter. I teach K-5.

Thank you for your help!
Carolyn in MA