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Lesson Plans


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Karen Keifer-Boyd (abkkb)
Wed, 12 Nov 1997 20:42:47 -0600 (CST)

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My partner and I team teach at Texas Tech University, in a
practicum class appropriately named the ARTERY. We have been teaching a
unit based on the concept of a TIME CAPSULE. Students produce artworks from
a variety of time periods, and for an exhibit, they will choose artworks
which will be placed in a TIME CAPSULE. We have been having a difficult
time connecting the concept of the lesson with Ecological issues. It
occurred to us, however, that the lessons had everything to do with
ecology. The Earth could be considered a very large TIME CAPSULE and we are
all leaving artifacts for future generations to "discover." It really all
depends on whether or not we want them to find art or garbage as our
legacy.

Karen Keifer-Boyd, Ph.D.
Texas Tech University
Dept. of Art, Box 42081
Lubbock, TX 79409-2081
(806)742-3010 (phone)
(806)742-1971 (fax)
KarenKB (email)


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