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    Co-Planning Arts Integration Scenario in Week One.

    · A description of the development stage and critical thinking skills of the children in the scenario you chose

    · An explanation of how the developmental stage and critical thinking skills of the children relate to the unit in the scenario

    · A description of how you would lead a discussion with the children based on the art you selected for the Co-Planning Arts

    What is a possible safety issue you might face while integrating art into the elementary classroom? How would you handle the issue if it occurred in the class? How would you prevent the issue from happening in the future?

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    Animal artworks suitable for illustrating class lessons:

    Plate 21 Grey Fox (JJA). One of Audubon's best. Measuring 27-7/8 x 21-7/8 inches.
    Web URL: http://www.minniesland.com/

    o Explain why each piece is appropriate for the unit. This piece depicts a red fox in his natural habitat, posed in front of an underground burrow. This leads into a discussion of animal habitat and homes (dens, nests, water, etc.).
    o Use at least five elements or principles of art in your description. This animal is displayed in rich earth tone colors, with the texture of fur, glossy nose and eyes, and rough dirt. The fox is shown in a curved shape, with the line of the back echoed in the line of the tail and head. This repeating pattern of shape draws the eye, even if the pose is a bit unnatural. There is good use of value, with the dark burrow contrasting with the light sky.

    URN from Caria:
    To the left is an urn from Caria, which was located in Asia Minor (Turkey). This artifact (described in Thomas H. Carpenter's 1991 book Art and Myth in Ancient Greece: A Handbook) is estimated to be from 530 BC. It depicts what appears to be a mosasaurus with several known sea creatures. The animal behind the sea serpent is a seal, while an octopus is below the sea serpent along with what seems to be a dolphin. The thick jaws, big teeth, large eyes, and positioning of the flippers on this creature match a mosasaurus skeleton very well. Some mosasaurus species also had a narrow cranial crest behind the eye that may have had a fin attached the way it is depicted on the Carian urn. Other artifacts of interest from this region came to light after the deluge and landslide of 1971 in the small village of Girifalco. A lawyer named Mario Tolone began investigating. Tolone asserts to have found dinosaurian representations in this ...

    Solution Summary

    Three artworks to be used for sparking discussion and learning in an elementary science classroom, how the works apply and what can be learned from them, with Web-based references.