Celebrate Diversity with Dream In Color - African American Heritage 2008
Dream in Color: African American Heritage 2008
Grades K-2 - Everyday People, Everyday Things: C is for Community
Students will explore culture and heritage through the study of “community” and what it means to each of them. Utilizing both visual and language arts, your class will create a mural or large-scale drawing representing the different aspects of their community, whether that is deemed their classroom, family or hometown. This project will provide ample opportunities for discussion about the personalities, responsibilities and events that create our society, as well as the benefits and impact of diverse cultures on our community.
Grades 3-5 - Everyday People, Everyday Things: Book of Your Life
Reflecting upon their heritage as well as their current lives and future dreams, students will explore shared differences by creating a book of their lives. For this project, students will employ both language and creative skills using their family backgrounds as inspiration. Other aspects of this project might include classroom discussions about culture and traditions, creating a book cover or giving an oral presentation in front of classmates or family members.
Grades 6-8 - Everyday People, Everyday Things: The Talk Show Host in You
By interviewing and recording the answers of their classmates, students will explore shared differences and diverse cultures through a classroom project entitled “The Talk Show Host in You”. This fun, interactive exploration utilizes cognitive, creative and oral speaking skills while subjecting students to a host of informative and entertaining facts about different heritages and cultures.
Grades 9-12 - Everyday People, Everyday Things: Art Historical Portraits
In this multi-dimensional project, students will explore heritage and culture through a historical portrait of an artist. This project will include researching the life and career of the artist, followed by writing an essay or report on what the student discovered. Through this examination, students will study both art and cultural history while utilizing and perfecting their research, language, writing and creative skills.