In preparation for their High Museum field trip, our 5th graders engaged with a variety of activist artwork created to fight for social justice.
Our 5th grade recently recreated the experiences of immigrants who came through Ellis Island at the turn of the 20th century.
If the kids’ excitement about this lesson was any indication, I’d say Ms. Tobie’s second visit was a smashing success, full of sensory experiences–seeing the ingredients and the story’s illustrations; hearing seeds shaking in the dried chiles; feeling the papery corn husks, leathery chiles, and sticky masa dough; and of course getting to smell and taste those steaming, spicy tamales for themselves.
Our crafty, tech-savvy students created two different products to show off their knowledge about historical figures from the Revolutionary War.
Take a look at your hands.
If you ball them up into a fist, what can you do with them?
Not a lot. Punch something, get in a fight…maybe fist-bump a friend.
Now open them. What can you do now?
A high five. A handshake. A hug. A friendly wave. A helping hand for someone who needs it.
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