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Lesson Plans


evidence kits

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marcia m eaton (marciameaton)
Tue, 25 May 1999 02:42:01 -0400


Ellen's report on her use of evidence kits and the accompanying questions
was fascinating. I was particularly interested in how difficult
six-graders found it to deal with questions about community values and the
ways in which aesthetic values are related to these. This shows that we
have to work very hard to articulate questions that will challenge but not
overwhelm students at various levels. I was also interested to hear that
her students thought our garbage dumps would be more revealing to future
generations than our artworks. Would they say the same thing about movies
and TV? Suppose we were to leave a sitcom in a safe place----which one do
the students think would give the most accurate view of life in the United
States today?
At any rate, I wish I had had Ellen as a teacher in the six grade---or any
grade!
Best, Marcia Eaton