The following curriculum connections came
from the teachers attending Saturday's Picturing Nebraska SIG. Can
you add to the list?
She also sees the slides from the
resource packet being used to show students how Nebraska has
progressed over the years.
- Deb Harkless would like to use
an image she has obtained from the Denver Art Museum in order to
make a science curriculum link. She sees prairie grasses tying
into her students' study of biomes. She would like each student to
illustrate a part of a particular biome and then put all of these
illustrations together to depict the entire biome, much like the
artist did in the image she is using from the Denver Art
- Linda Leary sees a tie to
journal writing in the work of Keith Jacobshagen. Jacobshagen
often made notations at the bottom of his landscapes, and she
feels that this would be a good way to show kids how important
journaling is, even to artists.
She would also like to see kids create
bumperstickers with modern-day sayings (much like the samplers of the
1800's) about the Nebraska art images.
She would also like her students to do
some 5 senses poetry writing while they are at the Stuhr
- Jan Villotta sees the slides of
the images in the resource packet being used to teach kids about
"texture". She noted that the fields in many of the images looked
- Cindy Mangers-Johnson really
like the link with Social Studies and Language Arts standards that
the resource materials made for teachers.
- Mindy Weaver would like her
third graders to focus on Grand Island history through the
Nebraska post office murals. Grand Island did not have a mural,
but she will ask her students to imagine what it would have looked
like if the city had one. She will also ask the kids what a mural
of Grand Island would look like today!
- Colette Sorensen wants to have
her third graders learn the importance of their past breaking
ground for the future. She sees many links to "symbolism" and
"identity" as the kids figure out "who" they are and "why". The
images help the kids answer this question.
- Cindee Shellhaas sees a link
between Native American designs on clothing and modern T-shirt
- Becky Junker takes her students
to the old Grand Island Opera House each year when they study
Grand Island history. This year the kids will do some poetry
writing using their 5 senses as they sit on the old floor of the
- Colette sees these images as a
wonderful vehicle with which to teach setting in language arts
classes. The "sense of place" is very strong in each of these
images. Also, the "moment frozen in time" feeling of these images
lends itself well to creative writing