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Lesson Plans

Re: masters of illusion

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Sat, 9 Oct 1999 10:43:42 EDT

In a message dated 10/8/99 6:29:56 PM Central Daylight Time, Olejarz2

I will definetly check out the video for my 7th graders. I have been using
the PBS show on perspective that was hosted by Penn & Teller. The kids like
it. I did edit out the parts with David Hockney.
The Penn and Teller video is a good one too, but I love the David Hockney
parts! His multiple point of view approach to perspective might be confusing,
I suppose if you are teaching one or two point. I like the Masters of
Illusion video because it puts the concept of perspective into a historical
perspective and kids (and adults ) are amazed that people didn't always "get"
the vanishing point ! I always stress that they can learn in a few days what
it took years for the Renaissance folks to figure out becuse it just wasn't
important prior to that time in Europe.