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Wednesday, January 21, 2015
Learning Art While Learning Spanish
Right now, the boys are examining masks in art, studying their various characteristics such as geometry, symmetry, abstraction, and exaggeration.
Taking the teaching of Spanish into another discipline area is a strong way to reinforce and further comprehension of the target language in a natural way by drawing connections among topics the boys are exposed to in other subjects.
As global citizens our boys will need to be comfortable communicating with speakers of different languages, and sensitive to cultural differences.
Below is a brief clip of a bilingual art class on masks, and a second grade boy's initial mask drawing (note the incorporation of many of the characteristics I mentioned above).