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Exploring Our World Through Art: Project-Based Learning at RWSAS

At the Robert Williams School of Arts and Sciences, we believe in making learning vivid and interactive. Our project-based approach integrates art with core subjects, allowing students to explore and understand the world around them creatively and comprehensively.

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Natural Landscapes

Understanding Our Earth

The Geography Landforms Project

Understanding Our Earth
The Geography Landforms Project

Objective: To understand the major landforms of the Americas and the elements of map-making.

Studying Geography and Topology:

Students engage in a diverse set of activities to learn about the geography of their city, country, and the world. They explore how different regions are organized and separated into categories like cities, states, and countries. Additionally, they study the major topographical structures of the U.S., such as the significant mountain chains that shape the U.S. landscape.

Uderstandin or Earth
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Creating Personal Islands

Students design and create maps of imaginary islands using papier-mâché and plaster to craft unique topographical features. This hands-on activity helps them understand the concepts of geography and topography in a creative and tangible way.

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Duck island 

Scriptwriting and filming

Each student writes a script for a short documentary featuring their island, highlighting its unique geographic characteristics. They then film and edit their feature using iMovie, enhancing both their creativity and technical skills in video production.

Skills Developed

This project helps students develop practical skills in geography, arts, and technology. They also enhance their literacy and presentation skills, learning how to articulate and share information effectively.

Experience the creativity and hard work of our students firsthand by watching their unique video projects Experience the creativity and hard work of our students firsthand by watching their unique video projects

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Adrian
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Cattonia
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Lief
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