Re: [art_education] re: high school cultural arts curriculum
I think that one of the approaches to take would be to concentrated on cultures in geographic areas, then in the best crafts of that culture, then in the specific projects within that craft. Yet, you could feature a particular craft one year,( or semester?) and then contrast how another culture would do the same craft; i.e. weaving.
Oh, well...this may not be a very linear response but you have to start somewhere, I guess.
--- "Art like morality, begins by drawing the line somewhere."
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DATE: Tue, 01 Jun 2004 19:20:56 From: "stephc418" <stephc418@...> To: firstname.lastname@example.org Cc:
The high school course will be an 18 week elective with no
prerequisites. It will be designed for the student who enjoys the
crafts but is not necessarily interested in pursuing art as a
career option. We basically want to offer a global selection of
cultures and art forms. But we also want to write a curriculum
that will create flexibility for the teacher and not lock in to specific
projects. For example, If I teach them about Mexican culture, I do
not necessarily want to do Day of the Death masks all the time. I
might want to do bark painting one year , then Oaxacan
sculptures or something else the following year. I just don't
know how to structure the writing of it. Should I organize it
according to art forms, the seven continents, or what? Does
anyone have any thoughts? Judy, if you find that site you were
talking about, please let me know
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- Stephanie,Another way to approach this might be to see what cultures have the most resources available to compliment the units.I would definitely take a look at Crizmac catalog. I really got hooked on Art of Haiti after I got Haitian Visions. Build some strong units around their resources.Judy