SchoolArts Magazine

FEB 2013

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Field Trip The Delta classes met up again after their unit to take a field trip to the Crafting Hope Exhibit at Columbia College, which became Chicago's One Million Bones installation site. Students' bones were displayed in the exhibit at the college, along with x thous thousands of others from the Chic Chicago area. What Happens Now? The One Million Bones project is both an art installation and fundraiser, with the hope of raising $5 million, on behalf of several organizations. It is not necessary for participating artists to donate money in order to create a bone, but One Million Bones hopes to have enough sponsors (at $5 per bone) to meet their goal. Readers can participate through other bone-making events across the country, donating to the organization, or bringing an event to their own community or school. For more information on the One Million Bones project, including detailed bonemaking directions, and extensive and sensitive curriculum materials for every level from pre-K through 12, vi visit onemillionbones.org. "Genocide is undoubtedly a difficult and painful subject to teach and learn about in the classroom; however, it is important to recognize that these atrocities are occurring today, and that intolerance is at the root of these conflicts. Equally important, however, is the message that there is hope for a better future, and through working together to learn about the mistake of intolerance and actively contributing to a collective movement, students can deal with genocide in a manner, which allows them to be empowered. Even kindergarten classes are using this narrative to talk about intolerance in their own communities." M Michelle Richardella is an art teacher an and Stephanie Delejewski is an English tea teacher at Delta Learning Center in Ro Robbins, Illinois. —One Million Bones Educator Packet and Toolkit

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