We have a concerted school-wide effort against bullying and social cruelty. I will offer that as a possible subject to the kids, but I'm also going to teach it as an 'art is. . . ' exercise: installation art.
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>Date: Thu, 14 Sep 2006 10:29:04 -0400
>From: "Judy Decker" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>Subject: Re: [teacherartexchange] Pinwheels For Peace
>To: "TeacherArtExchange Discussion Group" <email@example.com>
>I know it is now too late for you to do this at your school... but I
>hope it is not too late for others. The web site clearly states:
>"This is not political. Peace doesn't necessarily have to be
>associated with the conflict of war, it can be related to
>violence/intolerance in our daily lives, to peace of mind."
>The web site does NOT suggest getting out of the war in Iraq. Where
>did your PR person find this?
>What kind of message are they sending to kids now? The kids were all
>excited about Peace and now they are told that peace is not a good
>This same problem happened last year with some who wanted to participate.
>Peace begins with the individual. Students need to learn how they can
>be peacemakers in their daily lives. Peace with themselves, peace with
>their family.... their classmates.....
>On 9/14/06, Westphall, Robin wrote:
>> I was so excited about the Pinwheels for Peace project that I asked my
>> administrator if we could participate. He of course had to check with
>> district people, who initially said yes and spread the word to other
>> sites. Then the district PR person got involved and said we could NOT
>> participate because the website suggested getting out of the war in
>> We have been forbidden to have pinwheels on the 21st. So much for peace
>> in Southern California...
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