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Re: presenting art to 1st and 2nd graders

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Mon, 10 Nov 1997 11:42:15 -0800 (PST)

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In order to decide what to present, you need to first determine the objective of the lesson.
It always helps to ask youself why?? Developmentally 1st and 2nd graders cannot handle a whole lot
of information at the same time. Personally, I look at the state and district
guidelines of what I am to teach the various grade levels.
Yes, it is very important for students to get introduced to
artists and their lives..but what really gets their attention
is how is is presented and then how you follow through with an activity
that is trying to reinforce what you presented. Have you done any study on
the use of multiple intelligences (Gardner) within instruction?( Creating a song, using your body , using a cooperative
activity, a rap remember the main objective of the lesson.
The idea is that all students do not learn the same way. Art being visual
already has an advantage..Some students do well in art, that do not do
well in other areas...what a great reason to do art across the
curriculum!! That is another topic..

Mr. Barry Teghtmeyer- art teacher
Gracemor Accelerated school
North Kansas City, Missouri

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