Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Confluence Project

At the end of last school year, I taught a 4 week after school project in Cascade Locks and Parkdale as part of a grant from the Confluence Project.  The students learned about Celilo Falls which used to be be located on the Columbia River and is now underwater after the Bonneville Dam was constructed in the 1960's.  The students learned about the importance of fishing to people living in the area and how the flooding of Celilo Falls changed the lives of many people who had fishing as a huge part of their lives.  My students used recycled sweaters to make fish.   

An example of the art projects that were made by area children are currently on display at the Columbia Art Center in an exhibit called Gifts From our Ancestors.

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