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Change Over Time:



Ocean Avenue Elementary School, Portland

grade 3, 2016 - 2018


This elementary school in Portland participated in a 3 year integrated arts program coordinated by Side X Side. Third graders explored a range of topics:

Year 1: 

Events in Portland history, including the bombardment of 1775, King Philip's War, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow and the Great Fire.

Year 2:

Mapping the resources of Machigonne - how has Portland and the use of it's resources changed from the tie of the Wabanaki?

Year 3:

Portraits of famous and not so famous Portland  historical figures


Mural materials: acrylic paint and permanent marker on birch ply panels


collaborators: Side x SideMaine Historical Society


grant support: U.S. Department of Education AEMDD grant


photo credit: Side x Side 

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