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Re: AH based on themes

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Robert M. Scurfield (scurfield)
Thu, 11 Sep 1997 18:13:49 -0600

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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

Dear 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

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