This was one of my favorite community projects and demonstrations of students taking action. After students investigated the challenges of human migration we connected it to the real world situation happening in Syria. Students made over 300 Travel Buddies to send to displaced children. Connecting with literacy, students created and wrote short stories and identities for the travel buddies.
Always happy to #collaborate with fellow teachers to integrate art in their lessons. G3s we’re exploring the elements of fairytales during library and we came up with this project. We both dedicated time and readjusted a few schedules. Students and teachers were so excited to work on this during their library time.
This article is a great reference for making connections with students about relating contemporary culture with art.