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. This is the finished video. Photos of the filming day available here.
Every student at Hoopa Elementary School created a portrait in the style of an artist designated for their grade level. A written artist statement/personal narrative accompanied their artwork. Students were thrilled to tour the school and share their work with friends and family.
Tafadzwa Bob Brings Stories to Life
Tafadzwa Bob Mutumbi, from Zimbabwe, performed dramatic stories for students at Lafayette on Friday. He is touring Eureka City Schools and Klamath Trinity Schools this month and in November. Storytelling is a strong part of Zimbabwe's social and cultural heritage. It is used as an effective tool to transmit history, knowledge, experience, and folkloric traditions. It is also used to teach social responsibility and provoke dialogue on social and human morals. Here is a video about Tafadzwa.
Radial Symmetry - Math Art
First grade students at Alice Birney created tile squares by painting patterns with radial symmetry on a circle. They then cut their circles into fourths and rotated them on a square. Students used their math and art vocabulary to describe their art work.