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ERIC Number: EJ789068
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Apr
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0036-6463
Ode to an Animal
Nelken, Miranda
SchoolArts: The Art Education Magazine for Teachers, v107 n8 p47-49 Apr 2008
People know little about the non-domesticated animals that live around them. Somehow, they seem remote. In stories they hear about them, animals are often acting, speaking, and dressing like people. This article presents a lesson where students learn about the native species of their area while exploring the concept of interdependence through art-making. Third- and fourth-grade students began the lesson by remembering an encounter they had with an animal, fish, or bird near their home, or by thinking of an animal that has special meaning to them. Within a small space, children build a sculptural animal sanctuary where food and shelter are provided, joining animals and viewers in an intimate, protected moment. (Contains 2 online resources.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 3; Grade 4
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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