The Evergreen State College, Instructor Hirsh Diamant, Ph.D.
Autumn 2000-4cr., Winter 2001-4cr., Spring 2001-8cr.
All children are singing and dancing. As we grow up this natural ability becomes suppressed and often lost. This class will reach out to the inner child of the students. It will allow the students to form a connection to their inner child and to children in need of care and education in the community.
The students will connect with memories of their own childhood, practice expressive arts and understand the importance of art, stories, and drama in the development and education of the child. The students will learn how to make and work with puppets and masks, will produce a show, and will work with children in schools.
Some Dates to Remember:
April 10 – Passover potluck at the farmhouse.
Read story of Joseph and Moses, Genesis chp. 37 – 49. Exodus ch. 1- 21.
April 12, 17, 19 - Workshops in the Procession Art Studio (the old Madison Elementary, 812 S. Central)
April 19 – 20 – Medieval Fair, Marshall Middle School.
April 21 - Procession of Species Celebration.
Group A – response to Ch. 1- 4 "You Are ….."
Group B – China Class Journal
April 24 – Easter Batik Egg Painting Workshop.
May 3 – Read a biography of Genghis Khan
May 5 – Premier of Genghis Khan in the OFS Capitol Theater
May 10 - Response to Ch. 7-11 "You Are ….."
Define your Research/Presentation Project
May 21- June 1 - No classes at TESC.
Group A – Visits and observations in schools.
June 5 - Presentations of Research Projects.
Group B – China; Educational Experience paper due
Group B – Educational Experience paper due
June 7 - Class Journal, Portrait of the Child, Self Evaluation, and Faculty Evaluation are due.
June 12 – Evaluation Conferences
Folk and Fairy Tales
In the winter quarter we will focus on the early school years, up to
3rd grade. We will make and work with puppets and learn how to tell stories.
Students will research in the areas of their interest and work in classrooms
in schools. In preparation for the China trip we will create Books of Songs,
Books of Nursery Rhymes, and other educational materials.
Spring Quarter 2001
Myths, Legends, Ancient Civilizations, Global Education.
When Cadmus committed those viper's teeth to the fields, he sowed terrible seeds in the soil.
The students that traveled to China will have a 2 weeks period to process their experiences and prepare presentations. During that time the students that remained in Olympia will work independently; they will study and work with home-schoolers and with other educational initiatives and institutions.
Some of the themes in the Spring Quarter will include:
The most important aspect of the course for me, and my greatest aspiration is to create a safe and inspiring environment for you to question, to engage your imagination, to express your talent, and courage. I hope that in this course you will have an opportunity to do your best work.
Attendance and participation in all the classes is essential for a full credit. More then two missed classes will result in a reduced credit. All missed classes must be made up. If you miss a class leave a message for me at the #6736 and check with a friend where we are going to be and what we are doing.
Working in the class individually and as a group we will honor the atmosphere of trust, honesty, safety, and respect for each other, and for the children we are working with.
All course requirements and assignments will be explained in detail in class. If you need to reach me in an emergency, my home phone # 943-6518, otherwise leave a message on my extension 866-6000 # 6736 or email hjdiamanth8@ home.com
The art materials fee will be payable to the instructor.
Gave it light, hope, joy, set it free."