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Building Upon Our Differences

by: Willis Elementary School 3rd Grade Visual Arts Students, Bradenton, FL
Teacher: Aaron Cratty

Our goal as a society should not be tolerating diversity, but CELEBRATING diversity

quote by: S. Labrador Rodriguez, Bradenton, FL

Artist Statement

Willis Elementary third grade students brainstormed the idea of shelter and homes all across the world. Students discussed what was essential for a home and what makes homes different around the world. We discussed location, climate and culture. Next students began sketching and drawing their ideas of real or imagined homes. All homes were then collaged onto a sheet of paper and they discussed the possible titles and decided on “Building Upon Our Differences” because it looked as though all the different homes were actually one large structure or home.


Rich & Rebecca Bergman
Ora & Joseph Mendels Family Foundation