ERIC Number: ED080289
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Dec
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An Environmental Approach to Art for Grades 7-9.
Striving for an environmentally-oriented curriculum in junior high school art, this resource booklet for teachers offers numerous suggestions for incorporating environmental learnings into the arts curriculum. Ideas presented are examples of how learning in art can be directed in ways that lead to increased awareness and perception of the environment and the treatment of problems in that environment. Section I deals with Art as Environmental Education, defining objectives and resources/materials for projects. Art and Ideas, Section II, considers the language of design (word definitions), the concept of beauty, and the growth of an idea in art, while Section III, Relating Art to Nature and the Man-Made Environment, covers designing from nature. Section IV deals with Values: Expression Through Art, and describes several exemplary projects. Communication within the physical environment of the classroom, elective classes, and student work contracts comprise Section V, Communication and Cooperation. The final section, Interdisciplinary Projects, touches upon the art medium in literature and social studies. Appended material includes examples of intuitive art, illustrated Haiku, illuminated letters, and a mini-grant proposal for a woodcarving project. (BL)
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Sponsor: National Center for Educational Research and Development (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Western Washington State Coll., Bellingham. Huxley Coll. of Environmental Studies.