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.