Under the guidance of Hoopa Elementary School's teacher, Stephanie Silvia, two eighth grade girls took their compelling history day project to state. Their presentation featured strong native women from several local and national tribes who play important roles in preserving American Indian culture. NCAIP contracted with Mahalo Video to video the project to showcase this work and preserve it for educational purposes. The finished video is available here.
5th graders at Alice Birney are working on a play set during the time our nation was formed. Students are taking on the perspectives of historical figures by playing their parts. Mrs. Fuentes is providing feedback to her students on their acting, speaking and listening.
Alice Birney second graders and their teachers, Mr. Moor, Ms. Swingseth, and Mrs. Rose, worked on a collaborative art project for the May 12 Multicultural Fair.
Students studied the history and culture of quilt making. They looked at shape and pattern then created their own quilt squares. Notice that no two squares are the same. When put together, they create something wonderful just as we are all individual people contributing to our community.
Lead Artist Mimi Dojka led teachers in a discussion of color theory and an exploration of color and pattern.
Teaching Artist Patty Yancey taught movement and dance for primary teachers. The culminating performance was a choreographed piece depicting redwood forest ecology.
Students in Mrs. Crandell's class at Zane Middle School are studying microbes, or "germs". They used found poetry to emphasize important details about the microbes they researched. Having learned about the elements and principles of art, students applied line, shape and pattern to both an illustration and an embossed image of their microbe. Students also explored negative and positive space in their bas relief artworks. The final compositions show beautiful "imprinted" learning.