Art Teachers [also Social Studies, Language Arts and Science Teachers!]
Below is an invitation to become involved in a project that I've chaired now for five years. It's growing worldwide with the awareness of our responsibility to connect students with real world issues - which does motivate and engage them beyond elements and principles. Hexagon: a metaphor for our interconnectedness. Any medium - even digital! Just returned from NAEA Seattle where I presented a Best Practices Lecture about the Project. Use it to have students reflect upon service projects already done, can also BE a service project and, of course, art IS acting in the world! Down-loadable template, examples, plans. For jr-middle and high school students [ages 10 - 19]. Deadline: June 30, 2011. Exhibit in September, 2011. Recognition for outstanding work. See School Arts Magazine March, 2009 and Aug-Sept 2010. Website: www.interdependencedaynepa.org
Thank you so much - I think you will find this exciting for you and your students!
Chair, Interdependence Hexagon Project
International Interdependence Hexagon Project
Is it the time to
support the development of skills needed for a Global Civil Society??
Should it start
students to think inside, outside and around the Hexagon, a metaphor for our
Participate in the
International Interdependence HexagonProject. Create
in any media inside a downloadable interlinking hexagon template[s]!
Deadline: June 30,2011
September 2, 2011
For: Jr. High,
Middle School and High School Students
hexagonal template, download PowerPoints, examples of student work,
handouts for motivation and readings from the Interdependence Handbook - all
available on-line on the Interdependence Website: www.interdependencedaynepa.org.
Click on Hexagon Project
for all materials, guidelines, etc.
Please plan soon to
engage your students in real-world and issues - allow them to create
individually or collaboratively - as in "Interdependence." Allow them
to choose, research and respond to the many themes about their
interconnectedness: global and local
- such as social justice,
women's and children's rights, ecology and environment, poverty, civil society
[also see March 2009 School
Arts Magazine article on pp.38-39 and
August 2011 Issue “Hexagons from the Heart”]
designed for response from students age 10 to 18 [Jr. High, Middle School,
Please use ON-LINE
Registration if at all possible.
Deadline for this
international project, in its 5th year, is June 30, 2011.
hexagons will be exhibited in September in Scranton, PA, with a festive opening on Friday,
September 2, 2011 and a recognition event on September 11 at the Art Works
Gallery in Scranton, PA.
Recognition is given
to students who demonstrate outstanding responses to the themes of
Interdependence in a variety of media. Please feel free to contact,
Chair, at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
P.S. Please share this invitation with colleagues.