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Lesson Plans

great videos

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wendy sauls (wsauls)
Fri, 10 Oct 1997 05:28:02

i am going to a conference and once again find myself chewing down my
nails, wondering what will be happening with the substitute when i'm gone.
to me, the easiest sub plan is to leave a super video and simple
accompanying activity; that way, subs don't have to be responsible for
keeping track of art materials or explaining directions (things they have
complained about in the past). i teach on a block schedule plan, so i have
80 minute classes to fill, too. can anyone suggest some really wonderful
art or art related videos? NOT those terribly dry, boring ones, please!!!
also, if you have any other ideas for what to do for sub plans, please
share. it is difficult for me to come up with a "valid" activity which
isn't too taxing on the subs and my students enjoy.

in return for everybody's ideas, i have two videos which i highly
recommend. my middle school students give them two thumbs up! the first
is Sadako and the thousand cranes, a true and very moving story about a
japanese girl who initiated an international peace project. actually, there
are two videos as part of a set - one is the story and the other shows how
to make the cranes in simple, easy to follow steps. there is a book you
can get, too. i got them all from my local library. the second video is
part of a 3 video set. it is called the mind's eye ( the others are gate to
the mind's eye and beyond the mind's eye; i like the first the best). they
are all computer animated fantasy graphics set to jazz/new age type music.
my kids watch them and turn in sketches from different scenes. they rave
about the video. i got the whole set of these video from the local media

thanks for your help!
Wendy Sauls
Art Teacher, Kanapaha Middle School, Gainesville, FL
Doctoral Student, Art Education, Florida State University - special
interest in aesthetics

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