In honor of it's 50th birthday, the Raleigh Historic Development Commission posed the question: "What is your favorite OLD building in Raleigh?" In cooperation with Arts Together and the Marbles Kids Museum, RHDC hosted an arts contest inviting Raleigh's youth to answer that question. Winners were announced at RHDC's 50th Birthday Bash on Friday, November 2nd.
We are pleased to announce that two of our Barwell Bears received recognition in this contest!! Jim A won third place in the Elementary School category, and Kendall Williams won the People's Choice award for her art work which received the most votes among all students in the contest for her entry.
At Barwell Road, all 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students worked on this drawing project that put emphasis on historic buildings here in Raleigh. Students learned concepts of how to add details to their drawings as well as essential fundamentals such as perspective. Students also learned the historic significance of the following buildings:
The Briggs Hardware Building (the oldest building in Raleigh)
The Capital Building
Shaw University (founded in 1865 it is the oldest African American University in the South)
The Mordecai House (birthplace of President Andrew Johnson)
At the end of this unit students did literacy and writing assignments based on the buildings that they drew.