Shaping History Grass Lake Students Make Pottery in Study of Greece Civilization

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Shaping History Grass Lake Students Make Pottery in Study of Greece Civilization


Sixth-graders at Grass Lake School in Antioch have a chance to visualize what they are learning in history class.

Students studied Greek civilization earlier in the year and now are making Greek-inspired pottery in art class. The goal is to make vases that resemble Greek amphoras, which are traditionally two- handled vases. In the past, an amphora was often used to transport wine or oil.

"This helps us to see how art helps to know about civilizations of past," said Carol Sackschewsky, the art teacher at Grass Lake.

Sackschewsky said students are understanding that a lot is known about Greek history because of the pots that survive. After they construct the clay pottery, the sixth-graders are going to draw images on the front of the pots with historical reference.

"I love the connect between history and art," she said. "It's a lovely program."

Get ready for rope warrior: David Fisher, also known as "The Rope Warrior," will be coming to Millburn Elementary School on Jan. 28 to perform for students.

Fisher does tricks with the lights off and has glowing jump ropes. …

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