I congratulate you taking on this enterprise. What texts, research have you found writing history from the Indian perspective?
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> Subject: [teacherartexchange] cultural expectations
> To: "TeacherArtExchange Discussion Group" <email@example.com>
> Date: Tuesday, November 3, 2009, 6:20 AM
> Hello Teachers Art Exchange,
> I have my first post as a full-time teacher this year, and
> its going great
> so far, not without its many challenges. I'm teaching grade
> 8 on a
> reserve, camp-town really in northern (sub-arctic) Ontario.
> Kids are hard
> wired as ESL even if English is their first language, Cree
> their secound,
> and the school year is disrupted by all sorts of
> circumstances, from
> school demolitions, to contaminated waters/floods, to H1N1
> clinics. Math
> and Language Arts is in constant practice. The short time
> I've been here
> so far has been a great education for me. ART comes in
> handy in many ways
> in every subject. Art class becomes a catch up class.
> Although I have
> specific art projects too, such as, papier mache fish!
> Why I am writing right now however is about international
> postings. There
> are other teacher's out there on this list in India, and
> elsewhere I
> suppose. Can you talk about the challenges you have and
> what it is to
> teach Art in another culture?
> For instance, while I teach the curriculum to meet
> regulations, I must
> also consider the perspectives from which I teach and to
> whom I am
> teaching. Teaching history from a Native perspective is a
> wonderful task
> in researching for me, and for the kids. ITs empowering.
> thanks, Lesa
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