My students need colored pencils, drawing paper, frames, an iPad and case to research and recreate a painting of the Declaration of Independence.
In every work of art there is a story to be told. Learning the story of our country is an exciting and challenging task for fifth grade students. By incorporating art into this quest, students can immerse themselves in history, and learn more than what is written in a textbook.
I am honored to teach a class of fifth grade students in California who come to school each day with a diverse perspective of the world around us.
While these students are eager to learn, and possess a vast knowledge base, it is often difficult to make history accessible and relevant to every child.
My students thrive when art is incorporated into curricular areas, as it gives them the opportunity to strengthen their understanding of abstract concepts. With the help of the LilySarahGrace fund, I hope to fuse art and social studies by allowing my students to see Colonial works of art through the eyes of our founding fathers.
During this cross-curricular project, students will peer into the minds of our countries' first leaders. As these young Patriots learn about the signing of the Declaration of Independence, they will research the people significant to the drafting and signing of this document, as well as famous works of art related to these events. After researching, students will each recreate one of these original works of art from their own perspective, and reenact the signing of the Declaration of Independence.
I am requesting supplies to complete the art and research portion of this project. Colored pencils, drawing paper, and picture frames will allow my students to create their own original work of art inspired by the great artists they have studied. An iPad, keyboard, and case will allow students to research significant leaders and famous paintings of the Colonial time period. Students will also use these materials to video their reenactments of the signing of the Declaration of Independence.
My students are always eager to make history come to life.
This unique opportunity will allow them to walk in the shoes of a Colonial leader and express what they have learned through art. With my students' passion for art, multi-disciplinary activities provide an enriching experience for all students and keep them motivated to learn more.
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