In the beginning our first arts integration project we introduce students to symbolism and color. Students read an article and we integrated symbolism in our language arts curriculum.
For the shield project seen below, students had to visually describe themselves using symbols which represent their favorite subject in school, their favorite food and their favorite hobby. It was their choice as to how they laid out the symbols on the shield.
This was a fun project, because it allowed the students to do some self reflections on personal things they enjoy. The student shields was a way to express interest, subject area and foods.- Kyra
This project was interesting because it was easy for students to think about things that they feel good about, are comfortable and give them a sense of peace and joy. Some students really appreciated this project and took pride in it. One students shared with the teacher, that this shield is a reflection of whom I am. The shields are a beautiful representation of our students.