Faculty Featured in Maine’s Bicentennial Curriculum Initiative

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Faculty Featured in Maine’s Bicentennial Curriculum Initiative

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We are proud to announce that a lesson plan created by our visual arts specialist, Coreysha Stone, has been included in Maine’s Bicentennial Curriculum Initiative. The project, called “Maine’s Beneficial Bugs: Insect Sculpture Upcycle/Recycle S.T.E.A.M. Challenge,” was the first remote art lesson completed by Chewonki fifth and sixth graders at the end of March and students supported its development.

This upcycled bug sculpture was made by Chewonki 6th-grader Sinead Bowdish in March

In Stone’s lesson plan, students use recycled, reused and upcycled materials to create a sculpture of a beneficial insect that lives in the state of Maine. Students use the engineer design process to develop ideas and analyze prototypes and utilize interpersonal skills to give and accept constructive feedback with their peers. 

The Bicentennial Curriculum Initiative enables educators to share and download lesson plans created by Maine teachers, and access new curriculum resources and primary documents related to Maine, its history, and culture. 

We encourage teachers and families to check out Coreysha’s lesson and the wonderful collection of resources that the Maine Bicentennial Committee has assembled on mainememory.net.