A Fifth Grade Curriculum on Oppression
A proposal for hands-on projects, discussions and assignments for fifth graders to illustrate artistic responses emanating from both the Holocaust and from slavery in America.
# 9813 | 1,245 words | 5 sources | 2002 |
Published on Jan 31, 2003 in Education (Curriculum) , Ethnic Studies (Conflict) , Ethnic Studies (European) , African-American Studies (Slavery) , History (U.S. World Wars)
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This paper addresses the question, "How did artistic expression that arose from oppression suffered by Holocaust victims and slaves of early America help provide inspiration and cultural works of record?" The writer suggests that through the artistic expression of those who succeeded despite their oppression, we can inspire and motivate fifth-grade students. A program of discussion sessions, role-playing and hands-on projects aimed at helping the students to learn concepts in math, science, language arts and social studies is outlined.
From the Paper:"Through the analysis of artwork, social studies lessons can unfold. We will learn whether stories portrayed in paintings, sculpture, writings and music have been skewed by history and what significance they represent today to students of math, science, language arts and social studies. In addition, there are dozens of stories where people have escaped the clutches of either a tyrant slave master or cruel Nazi. Many discussions can evolve from both sets of experiences. Through these discussions and analysis, fifth-grade students can also come to understand perseverance, a lesson that can't be taught through multiplication tables."
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