AVID students at Field started the year with a research project looking back at the history of our school pairing with Hale in 1971. Students took a deep look at our dark past in this city and neighborhood and learned about racial discrimination in housing, lending and dwelling laws and practices. They learned about redlining, the practice of dividing a city by color and poverty and dictating where white and black people were allowed to live. Students researched protest and civil rights actions before, during and after the pairing.
Art students were tasked with learning about the history of our neighborhood, community and schools. They have spent weeks designing tiles that will be a part of a permanent mural that illustrates the history. Our mural will be made of ceramic relief tiles. Students are able to use words and images to convey their part of our story. Here are some images from our work so far.