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Comment by Ryan Goble on October 9, 2010 at 2:21am
Katherine that is a pretty tough question. Do you mean canonical texts or popular texts in American or World Lit?
Comment by Katherine Bolman, PhD on October 8, 2010 at 1:35pm
Megan, I would like to reach at least all of the teachers who are signed up on this site. We know that when the students have more information about the time in which the novel is set the get a deeper understanding of the many themes of the book.

We also know that there are a variety of ways to increase the students knowledge. I don't think many think about adding an outside the classroom project such as illustrating the work they are reading.

What books are usually assigned to high school students?
Aloha from Honolulu,
Katherine
kbolman@me.com
Comment by Megan Manogue on October 5, 2010 at 4:47pm
Katherine, I checked out your site. I think it's a great idea.
Comment by Katherine Bolman, PhD on October 5, 2010 at 1:54pm
Megan you got the idea. Instead of having each teacher do a google search this site will have all the images on one site. The site is in the building phase so use what you can of it now and let me know your interests. ahaafoundation.org is the site. If you think things should change on the site let me know.
Katherine Bolman
Comment by Megan Manogue on October 4, 2010 at 6:02pm
I usually just do a Google image search. I don't "teach" the art, I use it as a backdrop for the stories. I include images that are relevant to the particular literature as well as others that are representative of the culture. I also use, for example, a photo collection of Native American portraits from the 1860's when we read a Native American origin myth. Do you have any specific questions?
Comment by Jasmine Tyler on October 3, 2010 at 7:32pm
Megan,
Is there any way you could help me develop an art slideshow for my class... I know a bit about American and some European art, but when it comes to the cultures I teach (I also teach World Lit - so, Iran, Afghanistan, Australia, etc), I am learning as I go....
Comment by Megan Manogue on October 3, 2010 at 11:20am
Exactly.
Comment by Ryan Goble on October 3, 2010 at 10:48am
Bevis and Butthead laugh "heh, heh, flying buttress"
Comment by Megan Manogue on October 3, 2010 at 7:40am
I have my BA in Art History. I'm teaching Brit lit for the first time this semester and I threw together a mini-lesson on cathedrals in the Middle Ages for our unit on the Canterbury Tales. I was pretty excited to be able to talk about cathedrals after all these years! I think it was a success- even though they giggled a little at the term "flying buttress." :0) I usually teach World Lit and I always make a slide show of the art of the cultures to show as we read the stories.
Comment by Katherine Bolman, PhD on October 3, 2010 at 1:41am
Annie, please take a look at ahaafoundation.org which is a course in the history of art and architecture. I would like to have the course used by literature teachers and history teachers. If you want to know more about me click on Meet Katherine and poke around a bit. Oh and I look at this art history as a walk about the world of art and architecture
 

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