ERIC Number: EJ708342
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Dec-1
Reference Count: N/A
Pride of Place: Documenting Community
Fattal, Laura Felleman
School Arts: The Art Education Magazine for Teachers, v104 n4 p26 Dec 2004
Plainfield, New Jersey has been a pathway from the Hudson to the Delaware Rivers for Native Americans, a settlement for early settlers, a source for industrial workers, and a residence for homeowners of a wide variety of incomes. The town's architecture recalls its social history. A need was seen to build community through recognition of the town's pride of place as an opportunity to showcase student artwork in a school district calendar. Art teachers selected one class of eighteen to twenty students to create several sketches of houses, gardens, or schools, as a way to insist upon firsthand observation by students. This article briefly discusses the process of creating this calendar.
Descriptors: Municipalities, Social History, United States History, Art Education, Art History, Architecture, Art Activities, Elementary Education
Davis Publications, Inc., 50 Portland St., Worcester, MA 01608. Web site: http://www.davis-art.com.
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New Jersey