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Lesson Plans


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Sharolyn Benfell (benfell)
Thu, 12 Nov 1998 19:04:18 -0700 (MST)

Leticia Green and Sharolyn Benfell are working on an art & ecology lesson
plan together. This lesson is aimed at eighth graders. We have drafted a
list of questions to ask the children about a specific piece of ecological
art. The artwork is ISLA DE UMUNNUM: THE MOUND by Heather McGill & John
Roloff. We are asking the questions as a way to help the children to
interpret and understand the art. We would very much appreciate feedback
as to this list of the list age appropriate?? ....have we
left something important out? ....have we put too much in? ....what else?
We envision that we might not have to use all of these. Depending on what
is said, we might only need a few.

The questions:
1. What do you think this is? What makes you say that?
2. Does it remind you of anything you have seen before? What?
3. Is it pretty? Why?
4. Is it funny? Why?
5. Is it strange? Why?
6. How big do you think it is?
7. What do you suppose it is made of?
8. Do you think it looks the same all day, every day? Why?
9. Do you think it will look the same 10 years from now? Why?
10. What do you think about it? Why?
11. How does it make you feel? Why?
12. Does it have anything to do with the earth? What makes you say that?
13. Does it have anything to do with the creatures? plants? water? Why?
14. What do you think it means? Why?
15. If it were made of something else would it mean the same thing? Why
or why not?
16. If it was somewhere else like in Reid Park, would it mean the same
thing?? Why or why not?
17. Is it good art? Why or why not?
18. Do you think it does what it was meant to do? Why or why not?