TSJ Movie Night - The Class

September 19, 2009

Teachers for Social Justice presents...

-- The Class --
Saturday, Sept. 19
Decima Musa
1901 S. Loomis (in Pilsen, at 19th st.)

The Palme D'Or film from the Cannes film fest this year (equivalent to an Oscar), from France, about a multicultural Parisian classroom...a GREAT film, will provoke a LOT of thought/discussion...

Here's the film's website, check it out and watch the trailer! http://www.sonyclassics.com/theclass/

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Curriculum: Visual & Cultural Backgrounds through the Art of Robert Grober

September 5, 2009 0 comments

The contemporary artist Robert Gober gives subversive meaning to wallpaper in an installation at the AIC.

Using juxtaposition and repetition, he turns the racist history that makes up America’s cultural background into a visual background. My lesson invites high school students to consider how to make their American cultural background visible by using Gober’s wallpaper form to juxtapose and repeat images from the mainstream news media after editing them.

Curriculum Writer: Katie M.

Level: High School

Area: Visual Art

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