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Middle School Humanities/Art Program
In my role as a youth services librarian at a public library, I develop programming for kids from birth through age 18 years. I am collaborating with our area art teacher. We've planned a series of humanities/art programs for kids in 6th-8th grades. The 4 sessions, use rich humanities content materials; kids are invited to think about, reflect and discuss 4 themes. Participants will be asked to represent his/her own response to the materials/discussion in art. Art will take the basic form of an oversize 9” jigsaw piece. The artist will provide a short caption/text. For display, each piece will be photographed, scanned, enlarged, printed and mounted with its caption and text. Next, I will combine all of the pieces for one theme into a completed puzzle, captioned with its theme; the completed puzzle will represent both shared and diverse views.The 4 completed art jigsaws, and all accompanying captioning and artist information will be on view in a public forum. Is this a good idea for 12-14 year-olds?
- Arts / English Language Arts / Social Studies
- Class Culture / Engagement