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PHOTOS: Middle School Students Channel Creativity for Art Projects Exploring World Religions

Grade 6 students depicted symbols of five major world religions through a variety of unique and interesting art projects.
Grade 6 world history teacher Rian Otto’s classroom turned into an inspiring hub of creativity, as Middle School students depicted symbols of five major religions through a variety of unique and interesting art projects.
Mrs. Otto encouraged students to think outside the box in creating projects. The only rule was that it had to showcase something meaningful about the religion chosen between five options: Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam and Judaism.
The results were amazing! Among the creative ideas: 
  • A student carved an elephant out of soapstone to represent Buddhism
  • A student created a mosaic cross out of tissue paper on a three-foot-tall wood cross to represent Christianity
  • A student used string and beads to decorate a picture of an elephant to represent the god Ganesha in Hinduism
  • A student used sticks, leaves and flowers to decorate a menorah created out of clay to represent Judaism
  • A student used Procreate to draw a woman wearing a green hijab to represent Islam
Grade 6 world history is a yearlong course where students learn about the lives of the earliest humans and civilizations and understand the significance of geography in the development of the human story.
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