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ERIC Number: EJ891762
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Apr
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
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ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0004-3931
Works of HeART: Help for Haiti
Anthos, Jeannette Smith
Arts & Activities, v147 n3 p22, 44 Apr 2010
As an art teacher, it's easy to get caught up in the hustle and bustle of objectives, lesson plans, grading, paperwork, setup, art shows and getting "that project" done within a certain time frame. Sometimes art teachers can miss out on a teachable moment not just for the students, but for themselves, as well. The author came upon www.haitihouses.com, a Web site developed by two Florida art teachers, Ann Ayers and Ellen McMillan. The premise was to allow students to get involved in helping the earthquake victims of Haiti by creating and selling "Haiti Houses--tiny houses that make a BIG difference." The site provides instruction, as well as a short QuickTime video showing highschool students creating houses out of scrap board and paint, and turning them into magnets or pins. What could allow her students to participate in this project, empathize with the people of Haiti, and get them pumped up to help someone else? In this article, the author describes how her second- through fifth-graders created Haitian houses on Shrinky Dinks, inspired by www.haitihouses.com.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 2; Grade 3; Grade 4; Grade 5
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Haiti