"Yesterday and Today"
Fifth grade reflections on Union City History
Fifth Grade Students learned about the history of their community and how the past influences who they are today. The black and white buildings in the background were chosen since they are structures that have stood strong and are still important to the community. The silhouettes to the left are fifth graders standing united.
Inside the silhouettes are personal symbols that represent each student in the fifth grade class of 2012. The books at the top of the mural, leaving the frame, show yesterday’s relics paired with modern technology.
"Personal Places and Shared Spaces"
Fourth Grade fosters a sense of place
Fourth grade students identified places in Union City that are important to the community. Students defined the places of importance with six categories: woods, town, home, creek, field, and pond. Students recorded personal stories based on these six categories which can be found in the books.It is our hope that these pictures will prompt you to think of your own stories in these places. The background of the mural consists of a map of South Main Street and the shared spaces of Union City and Canadohta Lake.
"Crossing Paths with Nature"
Third grade connections to the natural world
Third grade students painted pictures that told stories about a time when their paths crossed with nature. These pictures identify the wildlife that surrounds the community. The pictures are separated according to color and glued into the mural to represent French Creek.
The pictures are separated according to color and glued into the mural to represent French Creek and our wooded region. French Creek was chosen because it is a vital part of our landscape. Residents of U.C. have long utilized our wooded region for recreation and sustenance.