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Lesson Plans


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Melinda Noragon (noragon.4)
Wed, 18 Nov 1998 10:29:46 -0500

I am still working on my project about the influence of gender and
family roles on women's art. I first want to say thank you to those who
sent me messages with ideas about artists that I could research. I have
chosen my artists, but am working on a lesson plan.

I am mostly working on the ideas around family, gender roles within the
family, and culture. The two artists I have chosen are Faith Ringgold
and Schar Cbear (an artist I found on the internet). Both of these
artists combine writing with their art, and focus on women in the family
as a personal influence in their lives. These are the ideas I am
centering my presentation and paper around.

What I am really unclear on is how to develop objectives surrounding
this topic. I have some general ideas, but need to focus it to just a
few. I am supposed to pick one or two areas within the DBAE structure.
I am definately including art production, and ideas surrounding culture.
I am not really sure how to tie these into a questioning strategy,
although I have developed some questions. I do not know where to begin
when introducing my issue to a group. Do I include aesthetics or art
criticism? How do I teach these ideas to elementary school children? I
am thinking about having children research the artists' backgrounds, but
am not sure how to develop a good questioning strategy about this. I
think it is very important for children to learn about the artists'
personal connections to their art, and how it relates to their culture.

Any input or ideas would be appreciated. I am interested in what
others think about this idea. Especially how I could teach these ideas
to young children, or if I even should teach it to elementary school
children. Thank you!

Melinda Noragon