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emily aldredge (aldredge.2)
Tue, 25 Nov 1997 23:04:04 -0500

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I'm sending a brief synopsis of my life-centered issue lesson plan. It
is based on art & ecology and emphasizes such artists as Mierle Ukeles,
Alan Sonfist, and Buster Simpson. I'd like to focus on how we (Teachers
and Students) can make a small impact, but an impact, on our
environment by helping our community. I have focused on grades 4-6.
Here is a brief summary of my lesson plan:

For my performances objectives I would like my teacher content to
consist of descriptions of implications of abusing the environment;
artists that work for the cause fo preserving and conserving the
environment and their work. For the students, I would like to address
this information and use it to help me lead into teaching the students
how they can become apart of this change. I also will distribute a test
on "how ecologically sound are you?" to help students apply the
information they are learning (in my class and maybe a science class )
and learn new information and ideas that I might not cover. As far as
my method, I would like to present the three artists mentioned above;
provide students with resources to find other eco-artists;help students
generate solutions to help their community; organize a project to
clean-up the community. Students will access and research the
eco-artists they choose; students will help each other generate ways to
help the environment by presenting their own artists and their ideas and
write these ideas out; as a class get involoved in the "adopt-a-highway"
project taking pride in their small impact in the environment; then
possibly use the students ideas that they generated together and apply
their ideas in the community.

If you have any suggestions or would like to add on to this lesson, I
would be grateful!!

Thanks,
Emily Aldredge
Ohio State University


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