French Students Combine Language and Art for Hands-on Lesson

Posted December 8, 2015 / Last updated December 10, 2015

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Classroom_Benoit_20151207_Art_0048webBecause Paris, France is hosting the COP21 about climate change, Mr. Patrick Benoit found a hands-on activity to relate his students’ learning to current events. A local artist, Ms. Allison Stewart, presented (in French) some of her work to students in Mr. Benoit’s French III Honors class. Many of Ms. Stewart’s pieces focus on how catastrophes affect the environment. Blue Jays were given watercolor pencils and instructed to create their own visions of environmental art. Pictured: Ms. Stewart is encouraging sophomore Eric-Michael Schorr in his artistic endeavor.