4) A "Cartoon Fridays" Proposal Part IV: American Art History & Drawing Curriculum:

    Premise: If Drawing is like Writing, then the classification of the animated drawing is a record, an expression , or an explanation of current events. A reflection of history, in so much as Art History is a proven witness to human events and interactions. On the Development of Cartoon Drawings from Cave paintings to political caricatures in modern times see: LINK HERE 2903.21.34

    Conclusion: On the Availability of Material Online...

   Part I : (1911 - 1940) Fleischer Studios

   Part II : (1939 - 1945) World War II

   Part III : (1945 - 1989) The Cold War    

Part IV : (1990 - 2010) The Internet

    Note to Teacher: Present these along the time line of a 20th Century American History Class or just jump around=)

Part 4. The Internet : 1990 to the Present : Drawing takes time

Walt Disney once said about the art of animation that it "...can explain whatever the mind of man can conceive. This facility makes it the most versatile and explicit means of communication yet devised for quick mass appreciation." If Drawing is Like Writing then our ability to express, record, or explain (*) what we think or feel then we can continue to study the origins of animation and practice drawing from animated features in order to cultivate and harness the power of the Imagination. I am proposing incorporating this course as an outline and/or supplement to the Board of Education placing local emphasis on the individualized curriculum divided into four quarters or sections in chronological order with the internet and 21st century animation which is now as rich, crazy and global as the blues, jazz and rock and roll.

"All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them." - Walt Disney