Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Community Collages

Second graders did these last year and in all honesty, I thought they came out looking a little generic.

This year, I tweaked the assignment a bit and I was much happier with the finished work. We started once again by looking at collage artist Romare Bearden but we took a much closer look at some of his work this time. We also did a lot more brainstorming at the beginning of the project. To get students to make a stronger connection to their communities, we thought about notable people they knew or landmarks that stood out to them. I was really impressed with the results.

This student's mother works as a bus driver in the district.

The battleship in Wilmington, NC - a local landmark. 

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