For my English portion I wrote questions to the school board, wrote meanings to the memory cards and string colors, and I wrote down my observations of our school's walk out. To develop the school board's perspective I emailed them questions about our school, their goals, and a couple questions that seemed strange. The strange question had a purpose though. A question like, what's the most embarrassing thing that's happened to you in school helps see what point of view or perspective they have. Two of the board members gave me an answers and from those answers I determined that their perspective is making sure everyone is happy while learning and that there is opportunities for kids to find their specific path. My meanings for me memory cards are a comparison of the "Of Mice and Men" characters and the people in the school system. I match them up with how they perceive the world around them and their ideas. Finally on March 14th, I observed the walk out for gun control at my school to see the perspective of the administration and some of the teachers. The administration believes that students have the right to be individuals and show what they stand for. It was important to them to show that they support their students.
My history component
For history I researched the school system and dress code. I looked at the United States specifically Pennsylvania and when the school system started. I found out that we have summer because families needed their kids home to help them work the farms, so they went to school after planting and most of the harvest was done. Also, though there's more freedom in high school kids starting hating school because the fun things in class have been taken away. I looked at the teachers' opinions about how they feel about kids paying attention in their class and it showed that teachers try their hardest to be engaging. With my research I got a large spread of perspectives from the kids to the parents which helped when I started pairing my memory cards and my brain parts.
My art component
For my art portion I attempted to make a brain and I made a set of memory cards. I wanted to make a 3D mind map where my points and arguments were connected with colorful string. We ran out of time to figure out the brain, but we at least got it printed. Though our plan was to make two silicon molds of the brain then make certain parts light up at different points to represent the different parts of the brain. So when there was a problem that part of the brain would light up for an adult and a kid to see the perspective they had on the problem. My other part was making memory cards or out cardboard and the pictures of "Of Mice and Men" character.