What have we been doing as our first humanities project as 9th graders? We are doing the Mask Project which is a project that helps us go in depth about our society and how each of us are socialized. We first built up background knowledge about this subject by finding out what culture is and how every human being goes through a cycle. This cycle has different stages of growth, you grow when people have taught you what is good and bad, what you should do and what you shouldn’t do. These are ways that you are socialized.
The last couple of weeks we have been forming ideas about how we want our exhibition to be. We have finished our masks and essays which is the soul bases of our exhibition, so now we are finding out what will intrigue our users. We first all came together and expressed our feelings on how we feel about exhibitions, and what we like and dislike. And I think all around we agreed that exhibitions are normally boring and too long for our parents. Us as students stand behind our projects and repeat ourselves constantly. Our parents are the only ones that end up coming because they know about it. As a 9th grade class we wanted to be able to expand our users to more of the community and not just to our parents. We also wanted to have everyone be interested in what is happening during the exhibition they can’t wait to come to more. We also want them to walk out with a new sensation and understanding of socialization. After discussing these things we began to write down ideas that we really liked for a new and creative way to do our exhibition. We have now voted and chose a distinct idea on what our exhibition is going to be like. It is going to be a maze where you see and feel how others are socialized.
I am really excited to see how our exhibition will turn out. The exhibitions in the past has been slopped together in the last second and so we can’t expand and do more. So, we stand in front of our project explaining twenty or thirty times what it is. Now seeing the work put into this project and seeing everyone's ideas I know for a fact that this will be an engaging and fun exhibition for our community and for us as students. Being able to bring in everyone's ideas as a whole 9th grade will make everyone want to put for their effort because they will most likely want to see their idea come to life. I can’t wait to see the finished product.
By doing this maze the different jobs we will need for accomplishing all of this is a
I have found throughout all the groups I have been with at Animas High School it doesn’t work to be with your best friends because they want to hang and chat or won’t push the project to it’s best ability because they don’t want to hurt your feelings. Through the steps in getting to where we are now we have been in groups and I feel like I have learned that when everyone in the group brings out their fair share we progress and achieve really good quality work. When only half the group works on it then it won’t be to it’s full potential. When reaching out to others for advice expand to a lot more people so that you can get a fair amount of feedback and be able to know what needs to be fixed for everyone to enjoy.
I can’t wait to see how this project comes together. Even though this project is in progress it is going to bloom into such an amazing and beautiful flower!