While researching new ways to raise money for Haiti, I came across a great idea that I can’t wait to try with my students…. “Haiti Houses”. As Art teachers today, we are blessed with so many fun sites for finding creative lesson ideas, and often one leads to another, which leads to another… as happened to me with this lesson! So, here’s the “rabbit trail” that led to this great find… I first spotted this idea on a brand new blog called “Art in the…Middle School”, which I found while reading a post at “The Art of Education”. No instructions, though (just a picture and lesson title), so I googled “Houses for Haiti” which led me to “The Art Teacher’s Guide to the Internet”, where I was finally directed to a link to “Haiti Houses”, a wonderful project by two Florida art teachers, Ellen McMillan and Ann Ayers. Watch their video here to see how your students can use cardboard scraps, markers, glue, and a special sealer to make these charming houses, turn them into magnets or pins, and raise their own $$ for Haiti. This project has raised over $237,000 so far! I plan to try it out soon…. with a few changes. Stay tuned!
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