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ERIC Number: EJ1043135
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Oct
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0037-7724
Foundations for College and Beyond: Looking Back on AP Art History
Schoenbohm, Laurel
Social Education, v77 n5 p270-271 Oct 2013
It was years after this author's AP Art History course in high school, and two years after college. She and some friends decided to fill a day during the Thanksgiving visits appreciating fine art. Prior to that AP course her senior year of high school, touring an art museum had seemed like the equivalent of going to the dentist. But after countless mornings rubbing sleep from her eyes during that AP Art History course, she gained a rich understanding of art, human history, and analytical abilities that travel with her today. While students naturally harbor differing opinions on AP courses depending on their personalities, schools, and teachers, the AP courses this author took were positive experiences. Taking a deeper look at her AP Art History class highlights how these experiences have shaped her. No longer does she whine and complain as she walks through museums. Instead she stops in her tracks in awe. Artist after artist forces her to step closer and examine their brush strokes and use of color.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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