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, <email@example.com> 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
> ---- Original message ----
>> 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"
> >Greetings Robin,
> >I know it is now too late for you to do this at your school... but
> >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
> >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
> >Peace begins with the individual. Students need to learn how they
> >be peacemakers in their daily lives. Peace with themselves, peace
> >their family.... their classmates.....
> >Judy Decker
> >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
> >> Iraq.
> >> We have been forbidden to have pinwheels on the 21st. So
> much for peace
> >> in Southern California...
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