Last week, textile artist Bisa Butler and Dr. Gholdy Muhammad, author of Cultivating Genius, welcomed educators and students to a timely discussion focused on cultural identity, resilience and how art plays a vital role in storytelling. Scholastic Kid Reporter Camille Fallen, an eighth grader from Virginia, led this thoughtful discussion and helped uncover why storytelling is important to the learning journey. You can watch the full live event recording here.
Dr. Gholdy surprised Ms. Bisa, a former high school art teacher, with an incredible curriculum, Art as Anchor Text, using her culturally and historically responsive literacy framework. You can enjoy exclusive access to the lesson plan on our Storytelling Through Art Resources page.
Three lucky educators also received a FREE subscription to Scholastic Art magazine and a copy of Gholdy’s book!
Get your students caught up to speed by reading Scholastic Art’s Sewing Stories article and learn how Bisa Butler’s materials and process help her share ideas. Then, join in the conversation on social media with the hashtags #ScholasticArt to share your most meaningful stories! Check out what educators are saying on Twitter here.