EHS classes experience art on Kirkland Museum tour
he EHS On the Go class, along with the 11-12 Alternative Education classes, took to the road again on Jan. 6, visiting the Kirkland Museum of Fine and Decorative Art in Denver. This makes the sixth field trip for the On the Go class and the second for the 11-12 classes.
This field trip, as well as the others, served as the experiential learning portion of Lori Horton's project-based learning curriculum. Her 11-12 Alternative Education students are creating museum exhibits based on themes. They must research artifacts related to their themes, write exhibit information cards, organize an actual exhibit display (recycling material from a previous project), and then present their findings to their classmates. Mrs. Horton assigned this the first day back to school and showcased her museum exhibit as an example before hitting the road.
The On the Go class also completed preliminary and reflection tasks tied to the trip. The students were chaperoned by EHS art teacher Ariella Smolin, ESD Board Member Craig Blackham, and Mrs. Horton's adult son Jonny.
Thanks to Mrs. Horton for sharing this information and photos.