junior/senior high school
lead teacher: mary murphy
Students incorporated Social Studies into their Visual Arts instruction across two separate projects this school year. By learning about different cultural traditions in relation to art-making, they were able to create art for a Día de los Muertos showcase. Students also investigated cultural landscapes and incorporated cultural traditions into their landscape drawings as well.
Teachers were provided with resources from the PST: LA/LA initiative with which to inform their practice. Some teachers implemented an arts integrated Social Studies lesson and student work was showcased from this lesson at a school-wide Latin cultural celebration. Teachers learned about the PST: LA/LA art exhibitions and received a mini PD on grant writing in relation to this and other sources of funding as well.
Thank you so much for sharing the PST: LA/LA resources and opportunities with our student population and professional communities. We appreciated all the opportunities provided and will continue building on these opportunities in the coming months and years.