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Re: Re: [teacherartexchange] middle schoolers retaining art history


Date: Thu Oct 12 2006 - 18:51:30 PDT

The other day a very sweet little sixth grade girl breathlessly asked me the name of that very famous artist who invented the devil. Leonardo was who she was looking for ;-)


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>Date: Wed, 11 Oct 2006 08:35:22 +1000
>From: "Mr. Icko Gonzalez" <>
>Subject: Re: Re: [teacherartexchange] middle schoolers retaining art history
>To: "TeacherArtExchange Discussion Group" <>
>I hear's a bit frustrating...i've been teaching the same kids
>(some of them are 8th grade now and i've had them since 4th) about
>Keith Haring, Paul Klee, Kandinsky, Matisse, Van Gogh, Gauguin, and
>all the other artists and all they remember are
>i was actulally relieved when i backtracked a bit, growing up i only
>had Van Gogh and Rodin in mind...the others, i didn't really care
>about...i think the kids remember the artist they can most relate
>with...i reminded myself to be not too hard on myself. The kids will
>definitely come their own perceptive mind's time. =)
>so, just keep on teaching. be creative. and have fun!
>Mister G
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