In Focus: Learning Ojibwe Through Art
With an hour each day over the past week – six kids with sharpies were able to create a book – all while learning a new language.
Using illustration, first and second graders took an hour over four days to draw their animal of choice, all eventually will be placed into a series of books written by a mother who simply wanted to teach her kids the Ojibwe language and realized the lack of resources for it, so she wrote them herself.
To keep the language alive, she first has to spark interest, that’s when she decided to collaborate art.
There will be a book for each senses, three others will be illustrated by high schoolers throughout the summer.