Show a short slideshow defining murals and outlining a brief history: the Chauvet Cave, Egyptian tombs, and Rufus Porter as an example of a mural artist. Focus on the idea of murals being a long-standing part of world history and on their longevity. Today, you can go and visit murals that were created over 30,000
Cartography: Mapping Portland
Students will participate in a walking field trip around their school and community. They will travel with sketch clipboards to draw or list what they notice. Upon returning to school, students will engage in a discussion about where different places are located in their community. The teacher will explain and introduce the project, ask students
Learning Through Physical Theater
Teachers introduce the guest teaching artist: a physical theater professional. The teaching artist will teach students about physical theater and practice ways it can be used to communicate and share knowledge. Teachers and teaching artist share the project overview.
Film: Bringing History to Life
Invite a history expert from the community to give a presentation on a chosen research topic or issue. Have the students take notes on the presentation, to reference later as part of their research. After the guest speaker is finished and has answered questions from the students, the teacher can show excepts from films illustrating