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Council for the Arts selects area teachers' lesson plan

From Staff Reports

In May, language arts teacher Pam Carter and visual arts teacher Katy Diggs King, both from General Ray Davis Middle School, wrote a proposal for a lesson plan based on a selected piece of art from the state art collection.

Last semester, they were notified that their plan was accepted by the Georgia Council for the Arts.

They then developed the plan and assessment tools based on the piece of art, "Trees in Fog - Chastain Park," by Alan Lease.

The lesson plan was rooted in the eighth-grade language arts standards and eighth-grade visual arts and will soon be available online at www.thegaartcollection.org/home.htm, which provides a rich resource of lesson plans that connect the state art collection to academic areas.

"The purpose (of the project) is to expand arts education and arts in education resources through the development of lesson plans based on Georgia's State Arts Collection and state performance standards," according to the Georgia Council for the Arts. "The project encourages the formation of partnership teams between Georgia classroom teachers and Georgia professional artists, teaching artists or art educators, as well as partnership teams between Georgia arts educators and Georgia professional artists or teaching artists. These collaborations will enable each partner to benefit from the other's skills and knowledge."