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Visual Arts, English Language Arts
Concentration: Writing
Grade: 5
Duration: Extended over a month
Summary: How do authors and artists express themselves and what influences shape their work? Students write their own personal narrative story that is based on a real-life experience. The final story is expressed through a mixed media art work
Visual Arts, Social Studies, English Language Arts
Concentration: Geography, Two-dimensional art, Writing
Grade: 4
Duration: Undetermined
Summary: Social studies, visual art and English language arts learning are integrated to create a mixed media artwork and narrative writing. Art, writing and map-making focus student reflections on their own personal growth and change.
Visual Arts, English Language Arts
Grade: 6
Duration: Four weeks
Summary: Our lives are filled with hidden meaning. What discipline-specific elements do artists (literary and visual) use to convey a message? Through writing and photography students investigate metaphor and symbols to develop complex and layered ideas.
Visual Arts, English Language Arts, Music
Grade: 3
Duration: Three weeks
Summary: Grade three students use the music, art, and English Language Arts to express their own individuality and find ways to demonstrate respect to and acceptance of others.
Visual Arts, English Language Arts, Science
Grade: K
Duration: Two weeks
Summary: Kindergarten students study the ocean, integrating science, art, and English language arts. They discover what makes an ocean a habitat and use this knowledge in many ways.
Visual Arts, English Language Arts
Grade: 5
Duration: Three weeks
Summary: Using a variety of writing and artistic strategies for expressing oneself, the student experiences how writing and art can be used to express aspects of who they are.
Visual Arts, Social Studies, Science
Concentration: Economics, Environmental Science, Photography
Grade: 9-12
Duration: Three weeks
Summary: Economics, environmental science, and art are integrated in a photo series created to express the student’s own ideas or opinions about consumption, based on knowledge about the impact of consumption on the environment and economics.
Visual Arts, Math
Concentration: Create or Make, Geometry
Grade: 7
Duration: 7-10 days
Summary: Students learn the math skill of determining scale factor through a sculpture unit. Students take a small model for a stabile sculpture and increase its size mathematically for a final enlarged artwork.

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