Friday, December 18, 2009

Friday, December 4, 2009

Art Discovery for 5th Grade

Leonardo DaVinci's Mona Lisa

Portrait of Lydia Delecktorskaya, the Artist's Secretary by Henri Matisse

This is a special post to help me with teaching my daughter's fifth grade class.

The subject is Women in Portraiture.

Here are the links I will show:

Women in art

A wonderful compilation of 90 portraits of women, displayed through a rapid morphing process. For a complete list of artists and paintings visit 500 Years of Women in Western Art.

Getting to Know Mary Cassatt

A brief look at American impressionist Mary Cassatt from a children's art awareness program.

Works of Mary Cassatt

A video of many works of Mary Cassatt

Women such as Amelia Earhart are featured in the online exhibition

Women of our Time
The Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery is pleased to present "Women of Our Time: Twentieth-Century Photographs." The exhibition is a selection of 90 images, drawn exclusively from the Portrait Gallery's collection, that celebrate women who have challenged and changed America over the past century.

Image in Advertising - Dove

I used this to start a discussion about how we view people and ourselves, and how advertising manipulates many portraits of women.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Links from our Speakers

As promised, here are the links to the materials and sites referenced in Tuesday's class.

The Kaiser Family Foundation website is an excellent resource.

Make sure to check out this section:

Health Reform Comparison Tools Now Include Senate Leadership Bill
The Foundation's interactive side-by-side health reform comparison tool now includes the Senate Leadership Bill as introduced on Nov. 18 as well as the House Leadership Bill approved on Nov. 7.

The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) site has many good online publications, analyses of budget and economic information. Here's a small sampling:

Promotional Spending for Prescription Drugs
December 2, 2009 pdf blog
Economic and Budget Issue Brief

An Analysis of Health Insurance Premiums Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act
November 30, 2009 pdf blog
Letter to the Honorable Evan Bayh

H.R. 3962, Affordable Health Care for America Act
November 20, 2009 pdf blog
Revised cost estimate for the bill as passed by the House of Representatives

Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act
November 18, 2009 pdf data blog
Cost estimate for the amendment in the nature of a substitute to H.R. 3590, as proposed in the Senate on November 18, 2009