Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Historical Catalysts

Look what these kids have done. Really cool stuff.

"Benjamin Volta and Jerry Jackson are working with 20 students representing grades 5 – 8 at Grover Washington Jr. Middle School in North Philadelphia. We began our project researching the achievements and biographies of distinguished individuals listed on the Cultural Programs of the National Academy of the Sciences, African American History Program website. The (self) portraits we are creating from this research will function as elements on the periodic table. Similar to the way elements combine to form compounds, a final large artwork will bond together achievements in art and science. Our project is a catalyst for inspiring our students to experience the benefits of collaboration and to inspire them to pursue greatness."

I'm going to Skinny Tuesday at Gallaudet tonight. That's an arts and sciencey event. The guy who runs it sounds just like Phil Hartman so it should be worth it.