Tag archive for social action

One Million Bones ~ A Photo Set

(view slide show instead) “When we do something with our hands, it changes the way we feel, which changes the way we think, which changes the way we act.” • Carl Wilkens I know it’s a little after the fact, but I wanted to share…

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One Million Bones ~ A collective response to genocide and mass violence

Imagine a million bones placed on the National Mall in Washington DC.  Ever since I watched a video of Naomi Natale speak about her One Million Bones project in 2010, the image of one million bones in the National Mall has lingered in the back…

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Annie Leonard & The Story of Bottled Water

Annie Leonard is back with “The Story of Bottled Water.”

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Web Sightings for January 2010

Lego Explorer photo by kennymatic, CC Attribution License Let’s get 2010 rolling here on The Art Teacher’s Guide with over a dozen new sites to check out: First up, it seems appropriate to start this new decade out with a brief look back at the…

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Call for Entries ~ 2010 Seen & Heard: National Student Expression Contest

The McCormick Freedom Project is accepting entries for their Seen & Heard 2010: National Student Expression Contest and Exhibit. High school students are invited to submit work that addresses an issue of social, political, or economic importance in the media categories of film, photojournalism, editorial…

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I Wish Project

While on my trip to NECC in Washington DC back in early July, I had the opportunity to visit the Hirshhorn Sculpture Garden where I came across Yoko Ono’s Wish Tree for Washington, DC. I found the work appealing not only for its elegance but…

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Paper can be used more than once . . .

Here’s a simple stop-motion animation with an important message to “use paper more than once before tossing it.” Try This: Show this example to students before starting an animation project. Demonstrate the stop-motion technique used in the movie and introduce the idea of making a…

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More from BLC 2008 in Boston

Thursday started for me with a cup of coffee and rolls, checking the log of overnight conference twits on Summize, and then I was off to a 7:30 session by Julia Leong on Narrative Inquiry. This was an easy morning session for me to wake-up…

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Making Art from Recycled Materials

As an art teacher, I’ve always been a scavenger at heart and found ways to reuse found materials and tossed-out items in my classroom. Lately, I’ve become increasingly conscious about sustainability issues, reducing my carbon footprint, and promoting green practices in the art room. I…

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Dealing with Stereotypes in the Classroom

I came across this video last week, but being in the midst of “green week” I decided to wait and post it now. It features Queen Rania of Jordan making a personal appeal to YouTubers to send in questions and videos about common stereotypes held…

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