With voice, values, and vision elementary art students can begin to develop a legacy.
Students assign symbols to their interests, hobbies, favorite subjects and foods, personal and physical characteristics, and aspirations, drawing at least two symbols on small square cards. Students attach symbols to a large connect card to align symbols with other students’ symbols like dominoes. In addition to being able to move the entire domino card to different parts of the mind map or even different maps, each of the two symbols are moveable, as all of the aforementioned components are jpegs. Part of the experience includes exhibiting cards, using separate mind maps. Students experience how separate may not be equal and how sorting methods are demoralizing and rejoining offers renewal. Students attempt to connect with their peers or certain peers more frequently, by analyzing interests less rigidly, attaching and reattaching cards, and drawing more symbols to facilitate a match with a symbol of another.