CGI Students Display Their Knowledge

CGI Students Display Their Knowledge
Posted on 06/20/2019

Montclair High School's Civics and Government Institute (CGI) sophomores participated in a public display of learning as the culminating project for their War and Conflict semester. In small groups, students were given a theme about war to research and were tasked with creating a monument or mural to represent all of America’s wars. Themes included “Art,” “The War at Home,” “Anti-War and Resistance,” and “Untold Stories.”

student displays artwork    patchwork quilt on display

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During the construction phase of the project, art historian and mural specialist Dr. Leyva-Gutierrez presented CGI students with a lecture on murals and public art and Pamela Shakespeare, the architecture teacher, shared her knowledge and expertise on design decisions and monument construction. The students displayed their monuments and murals on Monday, June 19, in the atrium. The students acted as Museum Docents to their peers and explained their process and symbolism.

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