Art Instruction Spans the Century for Third-Graders

Wyoming Public Schools Oriole Park Elementary third-grade students bookended the school year with lessons in art history, touring the Grand Rapids Art Museum during the first semester and ending the school year with a trip to the Muskegon Museum of Art and Hackley and Hume Historic Site homes.

Third-graders Madileena Longoria and Kadinn Maddox view art on displayArt teacher Jean Mucha said she works to connect students with art in the community, and the GRAM provides a look at a modern-day museum built in 2004, while the Muskegon Museum of Art and homes of lumber barons Charles Hackley and Thomas Hume date back to the 1880s. The trips also tie to the Michigan history curriculum, taught in third-grade.

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Erin Albanese
Erin Albanese has worked as a journalist in the Grand Rapids area since 2000. A graduate of Central Michigan University, she has written for The Grand Rapids Press, Advance Newspapers and On-the-Town Magazine. Besides covering the many exciting facets of K-12 public education for School News Network, she writes freelance for the travel industry. Read Erin's full bio

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