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Lesson Plans

RE: Greece, Rome and Israel

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Fields, Linda (
Tue, 21 Sep 1999 11:48:42 -0400

I have done mosaics with sixth grade-and high schoolers- by using
"tesserae" cut from magazine pictures. Ignoring the pictures themselves,
the kids need to look for varieties and gradations of the colors they
need. I have them cut the pieces into small angular shapes which they
then mount on black construction paper or poster board. They leave about
1/16 " in between pieces. When all is dry, I mount them on cardboard and
coat them with acrylic medium. The magazine colors provide a broad range
of color and do not fade as readily as construction paper. Linda in NC

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> From: ricki fromkin[SMTP:fromkinr]
> Reply To: fromkinr
> Sent: Sunday, September 19, 1999 4:56 PM
> To: BluesTruth
> Cc:
> Subject: Re: Greece, Rome and Israel
> BluesTruth wrote:
> >
> > Hi, Friends--
> > I am in need of help from you again. I would like to put together a
> unit on
> > the culture of Greece , Rome and Israel to integrate with their
> curriculum.
> > Anyone of you presented a successful art project in any of these
> areas,
> > especially Israel? The only thing I can come up with is maps.
> > For Greece, I'd like to try mythology. Anyone try that? What about
> a good
> > one for Rome. Love to hear about your success stories. My
> students are in
> > 6th grade.
> > Thank you so much for helping!
> > Bluestruth
> Regarding Israel, there are 2 artists who come to mind. The 1st is
> Agam
> (I think his first name is Yaacov) and Mordechai Rosenstein (who works
> alot with type and illustrations, very graphic). I never did a lesson
> based on either one's artwork, or the culture of the Israeli's, but
> they're good artists for the history aspect and if your lesson relates
> to their work.
> While their work may not reflect the traditional artwork of the
> Israeli
> culture, they are contemporary Israeli artists.
> There is info about Agam on the web (his artwork), I don't have a
> particular web-site, but any search will get you there.
> I know this is not exactly what you were looking for, but something
> interesting might come from it.
> Ricki