There were some “celebrity” sightings on campus last week when FWCD fourth-graders presented their Famous Americans program in the Fischer Dining Pavilion. Students went all out to show family members and friends what they learned about their famous person. The collaborative project combines the expertise of the Lower School Library, computer, art and fourth-grade teachers.
Caught on campus were Jesse Owens, Elizabeth Blackwell, Davy Crockett, Eugenie Clark, Teddy Roosevelt, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Arthur Ashe, Susan B. Anthony, Theodor Geisel, Sacagawea, Milton Bradley, Sylvia Earle and more.
This assignment allows all students to embark on a journey into the life of an important American. From history to science, from industry to the arts, students researched men and women who made a significant impact on America’s history and culture, enabling them to gain a deeper understanding of the people who have made contributions to the country’s history.
The students’ studies culminated in a live gallery event where the fourth-graders immersed themselves in the lives of their renowned person by role-playing and showing off artful display boards illustrating the contributions made by their famous American.
A new addition to Famous Americans project this year was incorporating the green screen. Prior to the big night, the students picked an image featuring their Famous American. They then practiced a pose to fit themselves into that image. On the night ofthe event, Visual Arts Teacher Dorrine DeChant and Brenden McCormack ’18 took photos of the students in their costumes striking that pose.
During their classes this week, students layered and tweaked their image so it looks as if they are right there in the image with their Famous American. Each student will receive an image to take home.
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Fort Worth Country Day (FWCD) is a K-12 private, independent, coeducational, nondenominational college-preparatory school located on approximately 100 acres in Fort Worth, Texas. The mission of Fort Worth Country Day School is to foster the intellectual, physical, emotional, and ethical development of capable students through an academically rigorous college preparatory program that integrates the arts and athletics.