Sunday, December 7, 2008

ArtSmarts continued

I just got feedback from my instructional design teacher addressing, ArtSmarts, a project I've designed combining art and reading. She likes my project and thinks I should present it at a conference! Maybe I have a future in instructional design after all?

Here is one of the lessons from the project. The kids spend a day learning about the artist Alexander Calder.They read the story Sandy's Circus by Tanya Lee Stone.

They do a reading strategies activity involving the story. Then they watch this video of Alexander Calder and his art.

Finally, they make their own circus mobiles.

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