Students today live and work in a technological society. Such a hi-tech world calls for a rapid lifestyle that requires proficient visual literacy. Art is the key to developing this literacy as it provides a profound lens through which students may perceive and respond to the visual world. Art education is vital in a balanced school curriculum, offering a component of visual literacy students need to experience the world with keen awareness and discerning judgment. Comprehensive art curricula should be conceptually based and should fuse together creative and critical thinking skills to enable students to contribute to the world as aware members of society.
CGCT Themed Galleries (Chicago-area focused)
Land, Housing, and Communities (see URUR)
School and Education Struggles
Criminalization, Law, Policing, Prisons
Labor, Industry and Economics
Health, Wellness and Health Crises (including environmental)
Electoral Politics and Local Power
Community Culture and Media
Recommended Classroom Uses of this Portal
Include any of the following images from the themed galleries in curriculum units for student analysis.
Print out visuals for classroom décor.
Encourage students to generate works that can contribute to the themed galleries.
Any materials submitted to the site can become part of the ever-growing library of critical GRASSSROOTS ART.
Contributors (Much Thanx!)
David Tobias Haymer
Aasia Mohammad Castaneda
Terrence T.zeye Haymer
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