Students created two layer collagraph prints that represent various architecture of buildings in the students' communities.
During this lesson, students, who are recent immigrants and English Language Learners, discussed what different places in their communities might look like. As a class, we discussed how architecture can differ in various countries due to the different cultures and influences of people in that place. From this discussion, each student chose a building that is important to the community in their home country or in New York City. Students planned for and created an edition of four, two-layer collagraph prints. At the end of this lesson, students created groups with students that had buildings similar to their own. For example, students with government buildings were in a group and students with homes were in a group. As a group, they presented why their buildings are important to their communities and they compared and contrasted their buildings.