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Walk A Mile In Their Shoes
My students need art supplies to allow them to engage in activities that enhance their curriculum as they study English and Spanish colonies.
So often students sit in a class, read about events of long ago, and are never engaged in their own learning process. Through "Walk a Mile in Their Shoes", students will study what life was like in colonial America then design various art projects to supplement and enhance their learning.
Our school is a small public school in a rural county in South Carolina.
The resources available to our school are very limited. Many of our students love art , but with our limited budget , few supplies are available for our students. Our students are primarily from families, of all types, who care a great deal about their education while providing for their educational needs as they are able. The students in our school thrive on engaging lessons taught through hands-on experiences.
My Project: Walk a Mile in Their Shoes will enable students to learn, first-hand, about life in colonial America in a fun and engaging manner. Students will record researched information in their interactive notebook to share with other students. This information will be related to similarities and differences of the Spanish and English colonies. Students will then design a piece of pottery reflecting one aspect of the colonies. Each piece of pottery will be decorated to demonstrate one piece of learned material. Students will also decorate a canvas shoe to represent a person found in a colony: a soldier, a colonist, religious leader, blacksmith,etc. The shoe will be designed so that it reflects information about each type of person living there. My students love to participate in activities that engage them in learning. This unit does just that! Students, while designing various art projects, will be "doing " history, not just reading about it!
"Walk a Mile in Their Shoes" will give students an opportunity to design various art projects while also learning history.
All art projects will be on display for students and others in the community to see. Students will understand that history can be brought to life through art and it is not just something you read about in a book.
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