In this week’s reading, the author showcased the power of collaborative art projects to “help students move beyond the wall of acquiescence to find their place in the community” through the mural project. What organizations/entities do you think would want to collaborate in order to help facilitate the students’ perspectives? What experiences have you had in the past either as a learner or an instructor with other organizations in terms of integrating art into the K12 curriculum?
When I was in elementary school, I was part of the newspaper committee. Richmond Times Dispatch actually asked us to visit their facility to take a tour and take part in creating an article. I remember thinking it was so cool that we were going to be creating something that people in our community would see. We were also learning useful skills like how to make a catchy headline to capture the readers’ attention and strong word choice to keep the reader interested. I think things like that would help students see that their work can influence a larger group of people instead of just their classmates and myself.