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Basquiat Art Project: Make a Portrait in the Style of Jean-Michel Basquiat

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Sample of Basquiat's style of art and portraiture
Basquiat Art Project: Make a Portrait in the Style of Jean-Michel Basquiat

Jean-Michel Basquiat was a history-making artist—one who definitely deserves to be celebrated for more than his just incredible and unique style. Basquiat used his work and his platform to bring attention to issues that affected the Black community. When I… Continue Reading →

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Gratitude Banner and Crafts for Daily Gratitude Practice

What are you grateful for? How often do you ask yourself, your children, family members, or friends what they are grateful for? When a special holiday rolls around, like Mother’s Day, Thanksgiving, or Valentine’s Day, we reflect and express our… Continue Reading →

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Black History in San Antonio with SAAACAM

As the CEO/Director of the San Antonio African American Community Archive and Museum (SAAACAM), I work to carry out our mission to collect, preserve, and share the cultural heritage of African Americans in the San Antonio region. In honor of… Continue Reading →

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making memes building character
Making Memes and Building Character

We are proud to share this guest post by Amanda Maloney, who teaches Social Studies, Music, and Character Education to middle school students at the School of Science and Technology—Northwest, about using a fun meme generator activity that also teaches… Continue Reading →

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Commemorating Native American Heritage Month at the Briscoe Western Art Museum

As we are in Native American Heritage Month, this season is a perfect opportunity to explore the cultural heritage of Native people in the West and in Texas particularly. While feathered headbands have been a popular activity over the years,… Continue Reading →

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Friend Tree: Draw Strength from Your Community

At Frank L. Madla Early College High School, our school culture includes a strong community of support. When alumni reflect on their time with us, they often remark that they leave us—and move onward to complete their college journey—with a… Continue Reading →

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