Beginning

Students explored the concept of personal struggles through stories involving characters from Amelia Earhart to Martin Luther King, Jr, focusing on how their struggles led to their success. Connections to the big idea, From Struggle to Progress, were made through reflective writings.

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Student process: forth grade drawings on muslin fabric that will be attached onto milk cartons.

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Students focusing on their personal drawings to be transformed into buildings.

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Detail shot of student drawings.

Middle

Several artists’ work were studied to examine how the concept of struggle could be communicated through line, shape, color, text, etc.
Collaging allowed students to experiment with symbols, lines and color and text to express their ideas.

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End

Finally, their personal experiences with struggle were shared using mixed media on canvas panels.

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Students were led in a drawing exercise incorporating line, texture, shape and form. Students were asked to express their struggles by creating abstract drawings on paper.

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Students working on abstract drawings incorporated text from past written reflections.

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Students also added magazine photos and personal drawings. The final drawing were pasted onto panels.

Year One
2011-2012
Year Two
2012-2013
Year Three
2013-2014

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