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Pocket Monuments: Mini Shrines for Major Figures in Florida History

Thursday, July 16, 2020 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Audience: Grades 4-12

Pathway: n/a

Participants will learn how to use Florida history to create small scale pocket shrines. These small scale monuments will pay homage to the historical figures that laid the foundation for our contemporary society. Think through how Foot soldiers from the Civil Rights Era in Florida have paved the way for you (and your students) to continue to work towards a more just and peaceful world. Supplies Needed: Small container (think pocket size): • Altoid tin or small metal tin (the kind without the raised letters is best) • strike on the box matches (they sell 10 packs of these at dollar tree) collage materials tape and glue (hot glue and elmers glue would be most helpful) pens acrylic paint printer with ink hairdryer (to make the project go quicker)

This is an extended hands-on Virtual Workshop with limited spots, and requires advance registration.

You can purchase this workshop when you pre-register for the conference, or at the on-site registration desk.
On-Line Pre-Registration: $5.00, Paper Pre-Registration: $5.00 On-Site Registration: $5.00
Dr. Sara  Scott Shields 

Dr. Sara Scott Shields is an assistant professor of art education at Florida State University. She has taught at the secondary and collegiate level for 11 years. She has presented and published at the state, national, and international level. Her research focus is on identity development through arts engagement, with a specific focus on how the arts can help students and teachers understand their identity in relationship to the diverse worlds we teach and live in. Her research and curriculum development is focused on the integration of contemporary art, community and personal histories, and how these might create unique opportunities for art educators.