How can we figure out the boundaries of a community?
Words by North-Grand High School Teacher ,Kristina Bowlus, and Teaching Artist, Jennifer Mannebach.
We talked about the nature of boundaries, definitions, examples. We looked at a map of the surrounding community. We decided that we would visit a few establishments and interview people who worked in the community as a way to research boundaries. Through group discussion and voting, the class decided which stores to visit.
The project developed by the students talking about different kinds of jobs they were aware of, the students came up with some great questions, which we collected and explored through practicing with peers.
Questions included: “How do you feel about wearing a uniform?” “How safe is your job?” “How far do you have to travel?” “What kind of training did you need for your job?”
We did not have a chance to finalize curation, although we did talk about possibilities; I was able to stage objects and materials in my home studio to demonstrate options for presentation.
We also met via Google classroom to catch up personally, and work on digital collages.