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Re: [teacherartexchange] Pinwheels For Peace


From: Su Doman (sudoman_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Sat Sep 16 2006 - 05:37:56 PDT

I agree with Linda. It's focus can be installation art, art with a
theme, core values, peace in our classroom, peace in our school, art
using symbols (dove, peace sign, hearts, etc.). I also explain it as
an Art/Literacy integration because students create images on one side
of the pinwheel and write peaceful messages, words, or poems on the
other. There are also a lot of great books about peace to share with
students to inspire them before they create their pinwheel. If anyone
needs resources, let me know.
Increase the Peace!~Su in Michigan

On Sep 14, 2006, at 3:36 PM, <> wrote:

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