DISCOVERING NATURE AS OUR GREATEST TEACHER, HEALER, AND CLASSROOM
We deepen our work with individual educators by offering to integrate a field-trip or tour within a residency project. We call this an integrative expedition. This unified progression of experiences includes preparation workshops, co-designing a tour or field trip that integrates academic goals, followed by processing, a project, and a presentation. This before and after work helps participants prepare physically, emotionally, and intellectually to integrate and apply the learning to their everyday lives.
This is just one example of HOW an InDiGO Residency Project that integrates Math, Visual Arts, and SEL,
can evolve into an integrative expedition that
GETS CHILDREN LEARNING OUTDOORS.
MURALS USE MATH TO MAKE MESSAGES
To build this particular example of a Residency Project into an Integrative Expedition we have added a mural tour.
In this Integrative Expedition, Students learn how
real mural artists use math to make messages through their art that beautify and empower local communities.
Math ~ Long Division ~ Measurement
Measure the length and width of your paper.
Divide vertically according to the number of lines in your message.
Divide each line according to the number of letters in each line.
Visual Arts ~ Graffiti ~ Sign Making
Explore the history and culture of graffiti.
Study the evolution of sign making and printing.
Discover the power of murals and art to transform communities.
SEL ~ Social Awareness ~ Messaging
What is your message to the world?
How do you want others to feel when they see your message?
How do you feel taking leadership to share your message?
Nature ~ Near School ~ Murals
What is the artist's message to the world?
What exact math did the artist have to use
to scale their piece to such a large size?
How does the artist's message resonate with you?
What impact does this mural have on the community?