Beginning

Student #1

A fourth grader drafts a statement about her artwork for display alongside the piece in a showcase presentation.

Student #2

[caption id="attachment_3763" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="The student's completed artist statement."][/caption]

Student #3

[caption id="attachment_3764" align="aligncenter" width="220" caption="The student's completed artwork, displayed alongside her artist statement."][/caption]

Middle

Students began work on their inquiry project into geographic regions of the U.S. After a period of questioning, non-fiction reading, and developing research skills students crafted artifacts related to their regions.

Student #1

[caption id="attachment_3779" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="A student's envisioning for her artifact about the Southwest region."][/caption]

Student #2

[caption id="attachment_3781" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="The student's finished artifact, a replica of the O.K. Corral, ready for installation."][/caption]

Student #3

[caption id="attachment_3782" align="aligncenter" width="225" caption="The student's written report."][/caption]

End

The completed artifacts were displayed with written reports on a large U.S. map in the school’s hallway. Students practiced critique and reflection around the map.

Student #1

[caption id="attachment_3785" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Student artifacts displayed on the U.S. map."][/caption]

Student #2

[caption id="attachment_3786" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="A student artifact on the U.S. map."][/caption]

Student #3

[caption id="attachment_3899" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Full view of map with artifacts"][/caption]
Year One
2011-2012
Year Two
2012-2013
Year Three
2013-2014

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