The Portland Project
Riverton Elementary School, grade 3, 2015 - 2017
This diverse elementary school in Portland participated in a 3 year integrated arts program coordinated by Side X Side. Third graders explored a range of topics:
Portland History, including King Philip's War, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow and the age of the sailing ship.
The Great Fire of 1866 and Wabanaki Stories
Bees! The physiology and life cycle of the honey bee; social life in the hive
By the third year, classroom teachers were at home with the process and began initiating their own integrated arts units.
Mural materials: acrylic paint and permanent marker on birch ply panels
collaborators: Side x Side, Maine Historical Society
grant support: U.S. Department of Education AEMDD grant
photo credit: Side x Side