Speech, Oral Reading, and Dramatic Art

Martha Fleming
1901 The Course of Study  
Here beauty of form may be shown by pictures or vases themselves, and the decorations made a means of showing the life and thought of the people. The children should mold Greek forms, and decorate their vases with Greek patterns. (The Art Institute has good illustrations.) Aztec Pottery: In connection with Colonial history, we come in contact with the Here beauty of form may be shown by pictures or vases themselves, and the decorations made a means of showing the life and thought of the people.
more » ... ught of the people. The children should mold Greek forms, and decorate their vases with Greek patterns. (The Art Institute has good illustrations.) Aztec Pottery: In connection with Colonial history, we come in contact with the higher forms of Indian life in this country. Here we may show the development of the art of pottery again, and trace the difference between the best Indian pottery and Greek vases, and show modern vases. The Field Museum will furnish good illustrations. The children should copy the specimens seen there. The Middle Ages and Modern Art: Here we come again to the development of the art of glazing. The stories of Luca della Robbia and of Palissy, of the beginnings of Dresden, Delft, and Wedgwood, and of the Portland vase may be found useful. Longfellow's poem, Keramos, may be adapted as a story to be told with many illustrations in pictures and objects. Older children may read this poem profitably. References: Binns, The Story of the Potter, Luca della Robbia, Pottery, (Britannica); Lamartine, Celebrated Characters (Palissy); Stories of Industry, vol. 2; Nelson, The Story of Palissy'the Potter in Records of Noble Lives; Chapman and Hall, The Industrial Arts; Mason, Origins ofInventions; Ratzel, History of Mankind. Excursions: To china shops; ceramic rooms, and art galleries.
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