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Lesson Plans


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Janice L Hayes (jlhayes)
Tue, 13 Oct 1998 11:29:44 -0700 (MST)

Art & Ecology Curriculum Intergration:

Dublin Scioto High School

I like this lesson because it involved interdisciplinary studies. I think
it is important to add art into other subjects, and to make art related to
other subjets as well. Five disciplines were involved art, science,
journalism, social studies, and foreign language.

Students learn about life-centered environmental problems from doing a
newspaper project. They read the local newspaper and determine what
ecological problems are in their communities. They also will have an
environmentalists from the community come into the classroom and discuss
problems that may not be in the paper,and build on those in the news.

if I were to do this project in Tucson, I would also pull in a school
official to talk about the Pigmy owl. This pigmy owl problem was not a
concern of the community until the school wanted to build in this
particular neighborhood. having someone also come in and talk to the
students about the pigmy owl and its importance to the community and the
food chain, and the possibility of breeding the owl. It is currently on
the endangered species list and to see what is being done to improve that.

I like the idea of making an installation. Looking at other installations
done in our community would help to give students an idea of what has or
has not been done. Looking at many different artist installations. Outdoor
installations, and inside a gallery space. Maybe constructing tow around
the same theme but one outdoors and the other in a gallery space. Does
that change the meaning? Is one better than the other? Especially if the
topic is Art and Ecology?