http://www.throughtheflower.org/ Through the Flower is a non-profit Feminist art organization founded by Judy Chicago in 1978. Their mission is to educate a broad public about the importance of art and its power in countering the erasure of women's achievements.This web site includes "The Dinner Party Curriculum Project." Judy Chicago states "Although there are many ways of approaching The Dinner Party, it is important to note that The Dinner Party is built on a solid foundation of research into history, art history, feminism, and the obstacles women faced (and continue to face) as they struggled to participate fully in the societies in which they lived. The Curriculum is structured in a sequence that is intended to help students gradually develop a consciousness about gender along with a deep understanding of women's history, women's art, and women's achievements. The Curriculum consists of a series of downloadable pdf files; teachers may pick and choose among the fourteen Encounters, selecting those that seem most appropriate to their classrooms, grade level, and goals." http://judychicago.arted.psu.edu/dpcp/intro.php
CONTEMPORARY PRACTICES TO REVOLUTIONIZE CURRICULUM
http://gclass.org/ Founded in 1977, the New Museum (at 235 Bowery, New York, NY 10002 212.219.1222) is a leading destination for new art and new ideas. It is Manhattan’s only dedicated contemporary art museum and is respected internationally for the adventurousness and global scope of its curatorial program. See the curriculum under the "Learn" tab, for the THE GLOBAL CLASSROOM, (g.class)http://gclass.org/ G:Class "provides the tools necessary for high school teachers to utilize the cultural and educational resources of the New Museum, to incorporate contemporary art into the curriculum, and expand learning beyond the classroom. Lesson plans are designed to incorporate contemporary art into the classroom, and are developed in collaboration with the New Museum’s school partners to address both Museum exhibitions and New York City class curricula. The core of each lesson plan is designed to use observational and interpretive activity through inquiry and extended peer discussion to foster an informed, critical understanding of art, culture, current events, and their relationship to students’ own lives and the world around them."
SOCIAL THEORY & ART EDUCATION to REVOLUTIONIZE CURRICULUM
http://cstae.org/ The CSTAE is launching an e-portfolio digication web page on the NAEA web site. You are invited to submit your lesson plans, unit plans and syllabi that embrace social justice approaches and pedagogy that advance social theory
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