Maggie White wrote: > > I've been teaching a HS art history class for about six years, using > Brommer's _Understanding Art History_. I'm ready for a change, and am > very much interested in teaching AH based on themes. I have lots of > ideas for themes which will cut across many time periods and cultures, > but don't know how to go about teaching it. > > My main question is this: what would I use for reading matter? I don't > like the idea of simply lecturing about slides for 85 minutes (and > neither would the students!). I like to teach a lot of notetaking and > study skills with the text, but the current text wouldn't work for this > theme-based idea. It would be useful as just one of many references. > This is in a very rural area with no decent research facilities, and no > Internet access at school. Even with an adequate library, I can't > imagine photocopying bits and pieces of material from a lot of different > sources and assembling it into a cohesive whole. Might as well write a > book myself... > > If you have any experience putting together a curriculum like this, I > would really like to hear from you! > > Also, I just joined artsednet after lurking for a few weeks. Is spamming > a problem if you post your real e-mail address? I always include a spam > blocker in my address when I post on other ngs. > > Thanks, > > Maggie
I team taught a course called Aesthetics in Art and Music at Friends
University and we used The Arts--World Themes by Geraldine Nagle from
Brown and Benchmark for the text. The ISBN # is 0-697-12048-1. You
might take a look at it.
Marcia Scurfield, Derby, KS