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Smith (A. Elizabeth) collection of lesson plans
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"An aspiring elementary schoolteacher's proposed lesson plan for a year of art projects, submitted in consideration for the Annual Award of Honor at the Massachusetts School of Art [founded in 1873 as the Massachusetts Normal Art School, later renamed the Massachusetts College of Art and Design (MassArt)] in 1932. A student in the Teacher Training department, Elizabeth Smith presented this collection of lesson plans with a handwritten note: 'Binding, typing, lettering, illustrations (copy and original) all done by the author.' She outlines a series of holiday decorations and simple seasonal crafts, urging teachers to refresh the student art that decorates their classrooms as often as they can: 'Let each child have as much freedom as possible so the results will be different and not as if little machines made them.' Featured projects include toy cars and airplanes, cut-paper masks and garlands, dolls made of clothes-pins and spools, and busts of George Washington carved out of soap. Smith assures readers that every project has been chosen for proven success in the classroom, making this a valuable survey of elementary art education during the Depression."--Antiquarian bookseller's description, 2017.
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