Choice and Control


8th grade students at BART Charter School are currently studying stories about immigration, choice, and control. These topics connect with the concepts we discussed at The Clark Art Museum, as part of the Curating a Culture of Respect project. Our big question: 

What can we learn about unfamiliar cultures and history through story?


Every student has chosen to read one of the following novels:

  • Breaking Through by Francisco Jimenez
  • Shooting Kabul by NH Senzai
  • Weedflower by Cynthia Kadohata

After completing the book, each student will design and develop a creative project that shows what they have learned about culture or history from reading a historical fiction novel or memoir. They will also describe the purpose of their creation in an artist statement. 

We will update with pictures of the projects in the next few weeks!


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