Art + Social Studies

Here at the middle school, we try to integrate as many subjects as possible to expand and solidify learning. Right now, students have started a unit on Tacoma history in their social studies class. They are also studying and making glass art in Art, as well as interviewing local Tacoma artists.

To begin our social studies unit, students “question stormed” and came up with inquiries about Tacoma. Here are some of their questions:

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Students have also been making glass-esque chandeliers and mobiles that mimic the glass art around Tacoma.

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We’ve also been exploring the city’s art and recently took a trip to the Glass Museum to see the hot shop and learn about the glass movement in Tacoma.

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This week we’ll be going to a hot shop to make our own glass art. Stay tuned to see our creations!

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