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Rivera Court and Your Classroom: a Workshop for Educators

Thursday, August 01, 2013 |5:30 PM – 9:00 PM

  • For Educators
  • Fees Apply
Offered in Partnership with Marygrove College 

Participants in this three-hour workshop for educators will delve into the history, complexity, and contemporary relevance of Diego Rivera’s Detroit Industry murals, a work of global significance firmly rooted in the local.  This workshop is open to educators of all grade levels (with middle school teachers finding especially rich connectivity to their classroom).
Educators who take this workshop will:
o Distinguish complex interrelated themes in the murals (unified by common connections);
o Realize and describe multiple areas of curriculum relevance, including social studies, math, United States history and culture, world languages, and visual arts and performing arts;
o Be able to analyze with their students the choices Rivera made as an artist, building awareness of the students’ own choices and finding inspiration for their personal creativity, expression of ideas, and problem solving, all skills at the heart of the Common Core State Standards;
o Have a range of ways to access the work with their students, including iPads, the DIA website, publications, and direct viewing and discussion.
Fee:  $85; DIA member fee: $75 
(boxed meal included)
3 SCECH/CEU credits available
Pre-registration is required for this workshop
To register, contact the box office at 313.833.4005 or register online 
Please note that registration for this workshop closes on July 25, 2013. 
Questions or further information contact Jenny Angell at jangell@dia.org 

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