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Surfside City: A Collaborative City Built by Students at P.S. 329, The Surfside School

Students in grades PreK through 2nd grade are building a city together in the Art Room!

As an introduction to this unit, students discussed what we already know about cities (what is a city? what belongs in a city?), and then we moved on to look closely at Romare Bearden’s The Block (The Metropolitan Museum of Art has a wonderful interactive webpage dedicated to this artwork if you are able to share this with students. Click here to visit the site.)




There are, of course, many components that make up a city. Below are images from different lessons within this larger unit.

Click here to view Unit Plan in full.

Click on images to see more from each lesson.



Surfside Citizens



Surfside Sea


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