In their homeroom classes the 1st graders studied how one’s family history provides insight into one’s own personal identity, and the students finished drawing & painting their self-/family-portraits. Each student developed the background of his/her picture by adding imagery from the memory of family events or from knowledge of his/her family’s history. The task proved challenging as the students had to determine how to represent, visually, what they envision in their minds and can discuss verbally.
See the students’ artwork, below, shortly before the completion of these family portraits. Or, if you would like to hear some examples — in the students’ own voices — of their family histories, click on the Twitter feed to the right and select the students whose comments you would like to hear (scroll down until you find the student you’re looking for).