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TUSD Performing Arts Department develops ARTSmobile

Posted at 5:34 PM, Aug 22, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-22 20:34:51-04

Tucson Unified's Fine and Performing Arts Department have developed a new ARTSmobile called We the People: The Many Faces of America.

The ARTSmobile was created over a 10-month period and will hit the road starting next week.

It will travel from school to school accompanied by arts integrated hands-on lessons.

The ARTSmobile includes the following:

  • A replication of the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island
  • A steamship representing one of the ways people came to America
  • Video monitors sharing interviews with our students speaking in their native language and dressed in their traditional clothing
  • A timeline reflecting the history of  immigration to America
  • Family trees shared by some of our own TUSD families from European, Native American, Asian, Middle Eastern, Hispanic, and African backgrounds
  • A courtroom scene showing a naturalization ceremony
  • A Tree of Cultures for students to add a leaf honoring the culture with which they identify the most