|"The Great Wave" by Katsushika Hokusai|
Learning about Hokusai's great works tied in with a book the class read earlier in the year, The Big Wave by Pearl S. Buck. The book tells of a Japanese family whose village is wiped out by a big wave, or tsunami. Mrs. Liesse tied this in with a science unit on landforms, taking the class on a field trip to view the mountain range at Anahola.
Ms. Penny's students combined what they learned about the artist Hokusai, with their studies of landforms, Kalalea Mountain in Anahola, and the story by Pearl S. Buck, to create their own prints.
|Conner Tavares and Kaili Kaui show off their mountain prints.|