Creating Landscapes in the Concrete Jungle

Posted on Thursday, October 17th, 2019

The Orange Cluster began the school year with a unit about landforms and bodies of water. They learned about various landscapes using a backwards design curriculum created by Head Teacher Jackie Kolbert before building their own landscapes. “This project is the culmination of the whole unit and really ties together everything they’ve learned,” said Head Teacher Jackie Dobish.

Students used clay to create various landforms like the ones they learned about including active volcanos, islands, mountains, and lakes. Some were even a combination of all of the above.

“This multi-sensory project is fantastic for our students. By taking clay and forming it into shapes to build their landscapes, they are engaging in a tactile way which is memorable and fun,” said Ms. Kolbert.