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Re: CREATIVE CHRISTMAS CHALLENGE

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Mbhirst_at_TeacherArtExchange
Date: Sat Nov 10 2001 - 07:00:54 PST


I agree that creating Christmas "decorations" is not in the interest of most
state's' standards nor school districts' interest in diversity....I have done
lessons at the holiday season about symbols..and have used the star as a
universal symbol, present in most religious and ethnic cultures....as a
springboard for creating decorations or artworks of many kinds. This lets the
students combine the symbol with their own beliefs and iconography.....some
put crosses and nativities on theirs, others put santas, others used silver
and blue glitter on 6-point stars, some made suns, etc. I usually hang them
en masse in the entryway of the school to celebrate our school's diverse
population in celebration of the winter holidays.
Marcia in IL

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