Type of Culminating Activity
Student research paper
In this project, I identified two main issues in standard elementary level art education through consultation with a teacher (second grade, public school), and research. These issues are the apparent lack of diversity in the selection of artists that are included in lessons, as well as a tendency for children’s art activities to be oversimplified or limited in regard to their potential for creative expression and overall engagement. In an effort to address these two issues, I designed and assembled an educational resource (digital lesson/activity book) that would include a diverse range of artists for students to learn about as well as activities constructed for creative freedom, personal expression, and thoughtful execution. A trial of this resource’s content was executed in a second-grade classroom, including a lesson and an activity. Feedback from both the students and the teacher were overall very positive.
Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Professional Studies
Margaret Sass, J.D., Ed.D.