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Creativity Resource for Teachers

Creativity Resource for Teachers
Fresh ideas to inspire teachers and students, written by visual arts, language arts, and social studies teachers.View Lesson Plans and Ideas » Decking Out a Statue Early Childhood Visual Arts Monkey God (Hanuman), Artist not known, Southern India View this lesson »

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Federal Resources for Educational Excellence - Home Page FREE Features These features originally appeared on the features blog. The features highlight resources and ideas related to holidays, awareness months, anniversaries and seasonal topics. January February March

Customized prints make great gifts! Purchase professional prints created from a high-resolution version of your customized creations. Prints are made on glossy or matte professional archive photo stock for a beautiful and durable product. The custom magazine covers and movie posters make great gifts for birthdays or anniversaries. Or use them to highlight activities or as a menu at your next event—and they're great take-home gifts for your guests. Nighthawks Nighthawks is a 1942 oil on canvas painting by Edward Hopper that portrays people sitting in a downtown diner late at night. It is Hopper's most famous work[1] and is one of the most recognizable paintings in American art.[2][3] Within months of its completion, it was sold to the Art Institute of Chicago for $3,000[4] and has remained there ever since. About the painting[edit] Josephine Hopper's notes on the painting[edit]

Oceanic Art « Collections Currently not on view. The Hawaiian concept of exquisite perfection is hana no'eau. Hana is activity, and no'eau means clever, skillful, wise and dexterous. The philosophy of creating every object to the highest mark, whether a tortoise shell fishhook or a carved ivory neck ornament, extends to the entire collection of Oceanic art. Internationally recognized, the collection originated with the first works donated to the museum in 1799. More than 20,000 objects (from more than 36 island groups in Polynesia, Melanesia and Micronesia) incorporate available resources, including porpoise teeth, bark, jade, obsidian, abalone, human hair and natural fiber.

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Teaching Online 3: Online teacher skills Friday 1 October 2010 by Nicky Hockly What makes a good online teacher? Edward Hopper Edward Hopper, an illustrated essay by artist and Deskarati art critic – Alan Mason - 1. Edward Hopper, Self Portrait, (1925-30) aged 43 to 48 Edward Hopper, (1882-1967), was an American painter who earned his living as a commercial artist for most of his adult life. He was a representational artist who produced his own work during his free time. These two aspects, “commercial art” and “representational artist” were sufficient to damn Hopper’s free, non-commercial art in the eyes of the art establishment within the USA and in Europe. African Art « Collections Currently not on view. Made almost exclusively for and about Africans, the objects in the PEM collection reflect the artists' powers of observation and abilities to render distinct human features. Works first acquired in the early 1800 by members of the East India Marine Society demonstrate the strengths of sub-Saharan and West African artists working with ivory, leather, wood, resin and other indigenous materials. Carvings and ceremonial masks with leopard fur and shells speak to African relationships with Europeans and other visitors interested in trade. Early and significant works from coastal East and West Africa, an important body of Zulu arts and storytelling devices illuminate cultural traditions.

88 Books That Teach Important Lessons Books are my favorite teaching aid for any age. I love how books can open up children’s eyes to experiences they have never imagined, to discover places they have never been to ,and to feelings their heart has not yet felt. The very best part is that books are accessible. Books with tough lessons can be shared with a parent at home where answers can be given, feelings reassured ,and the story related to the experiences of the reader.

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Online Learning Quiz Great! You’ll need to be able to download course material, get assignments and communicate with other students and your instructor. Fabulous! You’ll need to be able to download course material, get assignments and communicate with other students and your instructor. Contact a college advisor or counselor to help with other options. If you do not have a computer or access to a computer and the internet then online courses will not work for you.