Cross Curricular Connections at WEST Prep

Mrs. Hoots, a first year educator and Art teacher at WEST Prep, has been collaboratively planning with many different departments on campus to infuse art and content across our STEAM campus.

Showcased here is a collaboration between the African American Studies and the Literacy Committee. Through the African American Studies lens, they read about coded quilts and their use in helping escaped slaves navigate the Underground Railroad. The Literacy Committee helped design a Writing to Learn element to synthesize the unit and practice reading and writing skills.

Students further examined Faith Ringgold’s contemporary quilts and the Drawing classes used geometric shapes to make their own “coded” quilts to tell their own modern stories.

Mrs. Hoots is our Outstanding First Year Teacher this year.