||Things that happened that I had not expected:
- The stories written (story/Symbol creation
sheet)some wrote about Mr. Whiteman rather than themselves, speaking of him as "Ernest".
- The pictoglyphs/pectroglyphs were written like hieroglyphics, including English "comma's" and phrasing (linier thinking)
- Some were written as poetry, more round thinking.
- Dr. Bridges found them to understand who Mr. Whiteman was and what petroglyphs/pictoglyphs were. Good!
- Many of their stories had to do with pets - animals and family. It was very hard to simplify the image of someone so big in their lives.
- The digital images were really frosting on an already great tasting cake. Thank you for that. We got some images to the kids and in the classroom. Big thrill!
Things that I would do differently:
- I would have 1 day on the ArtsNet site before we looked at Mr. Whiteman just looking around. Not only would it give us better appreciation for his work and its place in the world/on the planet but encourage self teaching - inquisitive looking on their own.
- Get better images up on walls of pectroglyphs and pictoglyphs in Minnesota (Drum Island, etc.)
- Stress the non-linear thinking of rock visiting.
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