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Lesson Plans


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Peggy Woolsey (woolspeg)
Thu, 8 Oct 1998 22:18:47 +0800


> I can't just see depriving a child of a multicultural experience
>because one is worried if they might "trivialize " the project. Most of
>us have
>limited materials and budgets. So are we to ignore art of other cultures
>because
>we don't have the authentic materials? If the teacher informs the
>students about
>the real materials and maybe shows samples , that should suffice. We've got to
>think about the bottom line on this issue. To expose kids to knowledge
>of other
>arts or skip it because one just doesn't have the real stuff.
>MaryB.

Hi Mary,
Even if I had authentic materials, I would not make totem poles. I
am not culturally equipped to do so. I do lots of what would be called
"multicultural" activities especially working with other teachers in Social
Studies, French, etc. I don't feel I'm depriving my students, rather I like
to think that issues of respect are alive in my classroom. Thanks, Peggy