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Topic: Art Education


Title: Parents Stepping in to Teach Arts

Reported by: Kim Johnson

Source: KSL News

Date: Monday, Mar. 14, 2005

Level: Advanced

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Vocabulary

Try to guess what these words mean from reading the article.
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New words you will see in this article:

amplify(-ied)

budget

castle

catapult

energetic

feisty

horrible

ingenuity

motif

portrait

puppet(s)

shoestring

tap

terrific

volunteer

Expressions

be alive with

coat(s) of arms

in large part

stained glass

step in

Talking Points

With your tutor, conversation partners, or classmates, you may wish to discuss the following:

1. What do you think of parents stepping in to help schools teach?

2. Where does the budget for public school events come from?

3. When schools need to raise money for a school activity, where should they go?
(parents, school districts, taxpayers, volunteers, etc.)

4. What do you think would be a reasonable amount for citizens to pay
to support education in their communities?

5. How should schools determine which extracurricular activities to support?
(e.g. athletics, band, clubs, dances, drama, etc.)

For More Practice

Pretend you are a parent and need to raise funds to support your child's
school soccer team. How would you go about it?

Role play the above situation, asking a local businessman/woman
to support your cause.

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Last updated: 15 February, 2010 02:43:16