Black History Month Lego Murals
One of the most powerful experiences I've had with my students was during our black history lego mural unit. Second graders were tasked with collaboratively building a mural after having watched a brainpop biography of their life and accomplishments. I remember my students taking interest, asking thoughtful questions, and becoming emotionally invested in the murals because they admired the people depicted. This unit bridged art, non-fiction, culture, history, portraiture, collaboration and legos. I wrote a few grants to purchase all the legos for these projects and packaged up my designs for others to use.