Humanities Moments

Humanities Moments

We’ve all had “humanities moments” — when our lives were made richer, more poignant, and meaningful because of the insights the humanities provide.

The Statue

Contributed by Emeli Hernandez

Description

My sophomore year of high school I took a 3-D Design class. Our final project in the class was to build a huge statue out of tile samples and chicken wire but it was different from all of the other projects because we were forced to work as a class on the one statue. At that time, our class of fourteen did not get along very well and was segregated into several little groups. Working together with my class to build one thing gave us all a collective goal and caused us to have to get along and problem solve together. We were all able to gain a better understanding of one another and work through our differences. The groups that once existed in our class have dissipated -thanks to this project- and now we all hold class discussions together. I now try to prevent myself from judging a person as quickly as I had judged the people in my art class.
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Why is this a Humanities Moment?

This is a humanities moment because, through the project in my art class, I was able to gain a better understanding of others and prevent myself from judging people off of first impressions as much. I also learned more about myself and how to work with others even if we all have different ideas on how to solve a problem.

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Title

The Statue

Subject

This is a humanities moment because, through the project in my art class, I was able to gain a better understanding of others and prevent myself from judging people off of first impressions as much. I also learned more about myself and how to work with others even if we all have different ideas on how to solve a problem.

Description

My sophomore year of high school I took a 3-D Design class. Our final project in the class was to build a huge statue out of tile samples and chicken wire but it was different from all of the other projects because we were forced to work as a class on the one statue. At that time, our class of fourteen did not get along very well and was segregated into several little groups. Working together with my class to build one thing gave us all a collective goal and caused us to have to get along and problem solve together. We were all able to gain a better understanding of one another and work through our differences. The groups that once existed in our class have dissipated -thanks to this project- and now we all hold class discussions together. I now try to prevent myself from judging a person as quickly as I had judged the people in my art class.

Date

2015

Contributor

Emeli Hernandez

Identifier

the-statue

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