Remembering with the Arts
Tomorrow in the U.S., Canada and other places around the world, we pause to remember the Armistice signed on November 11, 1919. Many schools and community organizations draw on the arts to help people put memories and reflections around this day into some sort of perspective.
I would love to know how you are using the arts as a medium of expression in your school or wider community.
My grade eight class has chosen the theme, "Those Left Behind" to help explore the lives of those who stayed behind while their loved ones went off to war. We have engaged in thematic writing in role, some movement and some musical exploration and have created a 20-minute multimedia presentation for our K-8 student body. Its a non-traditional approach to the ceremony, and I hope that everyone will be able to take something away.
I would love to hear your stories and ideas!