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This year in our Art Around the World Curriculum we have made art related to the following countries/cultures.
· Students drew llamas from Peru with a focus on an Incan textile background and/ or Macchu Picchu.
· We created giraffes from Africa based on the story Giraffes Can’t Dance, which showcases many animals specific to Africa.
· We learned about the monotremes that inhabit Australia and created artwork depicting the platypus.
· We learned about the Amazon Rain Forest and the threatened Macaw.
· We studied the architecture of the Taj Mahal, as well as the national bird of India, the Peacock.
· During Hispanic Heritage Month, we learned about bull-fighting in Spain and created artwork inspired by the books The Little Matador and Ferdinand the Bull.
· We learned about African Artist Joseph Amedokpo, and created artwork inspired by his abstract designs of geometric shapes and colors.
· Students also learned about the Tuskegee Airmen and created portraits of the pilots in flight.
· We learned about the legend of the Japanese Koi Fish and created Koi. Kindergarten and first grade learned about the Japanese Cherry Blossoms (Sakura) and how they are planted in Washington, D.C., as a sign of friendship between Japan and the United States.