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ERIC Number: EJ829847
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Mar
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0036-6463
The Hexagon Project
Burkhauser, Beth
SchoolArts: The Art Education Magazine for Teachers, v108 n7 p38-39 Mar 2009
Interdependence Day was launched in Philadelphia at the American Philosophical Society on September 12, 2003. The date was chosen deliberately as a post-9/11 symbol of regeneration, as a time to reflect on the tragedy of the incidents of terror, not only in the United States, but all over the world, and ask, "What next?" The shape of the hexagon was chosen as the symbol of Interdependence Day. Hexagons fit or link together without any gaps, such as in honeycombs and tessellations. In this article, the author talks about the Interdependence Day Hexagon Project, which provides students the chance to hone their skills in research, writing, and artistic expression, and to understand more deeply the ways in which the arts can be a vehicle for constructing meaning. Hexagons created for this project are guaranteed to link students to the major issues of their own lives and the lives of others in communities, states, and nations around the world.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Middle Schools
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Language: English
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