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OTHER CULTURE:EDU.

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vicki ranck (vranck)
Fri, 09 Oct 1998 07:40:47 -0700


I'VE BEEN READING THE RESPONSES TO TEACHING ABOUT OTHER CULTURES AND I COULDN'T RESIST GETTING IN ON THIS ONE.
ONE US STATED THAT TEACHING STUDENTS TO MAKE MASKS, TOTEM POLES AND SHIELDS FROM OBJECTS COMMON TO US NOT THE CULTURE MADE THEM UNCOMFORTABLE. BUT LOOK AT IT THIS WAY, THOSE CULTURES USED WHAT WAS AT HAND, WHAT WAS INDIGENOUS TO THEIR AREA AND WE USE WHAT WE HAVE. I THINK IT IS IMPORTANT TO RECOGNIZE THE THINGS THEY USED, BUT USING MILK JUGS OR PIZZA CIRCLES ISN'T GOING TO TAKE AWAY FROM LEARNING ABOUT ANOTHER GROUP OF PEOPLE. AND WHAT IT REALLY BOILS DOWN TO IS THAT NO MATTER HOW DIFFERENT THE CULTURE, WE ARE ALL STILL HUMAN, WITH HUMAN CONDITIONS. I FIND IT INTERESTING WITH ALL THE HATE AND RACISM RAMPANT IN OUR WORLD, WE AS ART TEACHERS ARE IN A UNIQUE POSITION TO POINT OUT HOW HUMAN WE REALLY ARE, NO MATTER RACE/COLOR.
JUST MY 2 CENTS
VICKI IN TN

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