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Re: [teacherartexchange] peace project


From: Rebecca Burch (mamallama_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Fri Sep 15 2006 - 05:04:26 PDT

I really like this idea! And this wouldn't require permission from
the office. Heh!

Thanks, Jeannie!


On 9/15/06, <> wrote:
> Something other than Pinwheels for Peace.
> I visited the Edward Hicks show in Philadelphia. I lived in the same town as
> him, so there was always a connection for me.
> He painted many images of the Isaiah verse about the lion laying down with
> the lamb. His pictures had Wm. Penn making a treaty with the Indians (also
> happened in Philly/Bucks County area). Hicks used this image because it was
> the only way he could paint AND be a good Quaker.
> So I asked the kids what they thought peace was, and how difficult it was to
> express. Kids have no problem with war, anger, hate: they know it from TV
> and cartoons -- guns, blood, explosions, yelling. But how do they picture
> peace? What images would express peace?
> This was a true thinking project. (Hey Marvin, am I on the right track here?)
> What was the opposite of those images that flood their world? I got different
> images: a favorite peaceful place, playing with a sibling they usually fought
> with, showing a harmonious family, animals that represented peace to them.
> My favorite image was of two groups of "Army guys" who were throwing their
> weapons on the bonfire in the center.
> Jeannie in PA
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