This course uses visual art and language arts to deepen understanding of self and others, address social justice and multi-cultural issues. The units serve as springboards for important conversations among educators and with students
- Portraits-Visual Gateways to Understanding Self and Others: Reflect on self identity. CREATE selfies. Read portraits for insights and as writing springboards.
- Paths from Heritage to Legacy: Write ekphrastic poems to open windows to the past, present, and future. Explore pathways paved by others and ourselves. Enact heritage and legacy tales with tableaux tales.
- Power of Art to Reverse Stereotypes: Examine reflections from the mirror. Explore windows, doors and pathways. Customize a framework to see resources in new ways.
- Perspective Shifts Break the Master Narrative: Challenge master narratives. Awaken voices with INTENT. Map connections. Write counter narratives. Build upon classroom project idea starters.