5th Grade was asked to research and identify issues in the world. I had them place issues into a concentric circle chart to illustrate how that issue affects them. They had to pick one issue to research and complete a work of art about.
Here are examples of the planning and research they did:
I really pushed the students to research facts and current happenings.
Then we started art making. The struggle was how to make symbols and abstract representations of their issues. But, they did well!
A big thank you to Ottercares Grant. We used our innovation center to create the art. Students had to be creative with the use of materials and problem-solve. Most of the materials used are from RAFT.
I am so thankful to Ottercares for their grant. I was able to build a bigger sculpture center with more materials. (Shelves were purchased through my PTO.)
Most of the materials in my sculpture area are from RAFT. The students love this center! We base projects on a PBL process that I created. Students pick a topic or question, complete research, and reflect on their project. The results have been super cool! All the students love doing research about their topics of choice.
The younger students are learning STEAM through using the Keva and Brackit blocks to build simple ramps and towers.
THANK YOU, OTTERCARES!
k-5 Creative Design Teacher