Thursday, April 19, 2012

Highlighting Social Injustice Through Cultural Bricolage

It has been a while since we last posted on the blog. Our focus in class right now is on a social action project that involved creation of artwork using a form known as bricolage. EEE is collaborating with Mrs. Julie Chatman and the West Jr. art department, along with the University of Missouri, to help students use their art work to bring attention to the social injustice topic of their choice.
Ultimately, student work will be displayed during an international conference on cultural bricolage to be held on the campus of MU next November. The students are really creating some dynamic pieces and we look forward to sharing their final products. Coordinating everything involved has been a huge task though, so the blog got put on hold.
We do have some great things going on though. Our middle division global Future Problem Solving team of Stephanie K, Anna L, Amanda S, and Shirley Z took first place in the Missouri State Bowl. Maggie L. of Hickman High School also won first in state in the senior division individual competition. They will all be heading to the University of Indiana in June, to compete with over 350 other Future Problem Solvers from around the world, at the International Conference.

We also can't forget about Alex G. who placed first in the History Channel's National History Bee. The History Channel will be flying Alex and his parents to Washington D.C. where he will compete for $50,000 in scholarship prizes. The competition should air on the History Channel sometime in June.
We have had a couple of busy months. The blog is a great format to continue discussion. Keep posting.