The 6th graders are creating a series of prayer flags to be hung around a garden space at the school. Throughout their studies of various cultures, they have reflected on the importance of place in how cultures develop.
Their individual prayer flag will be an abstract representation of something personal about their own culture. It must be indicative in some way of how they live and where they live, and each student should be able to articulate how their piece fulfills these requirements.
The image itself is cut from card stock with an X-acto knife, and the resulting stencil is used to silk-screen the image onto the flag. While the stencil is still stuck to the screen, each student has enough time to also make a t-shirt to take home. Surplus t-shirts at the end of the project will be printed with student designs and sold to raise more money to fund future artful learning projects.