students test new ruth asawa lesson

Parkside Elementary School in San Mateo, CA recently tested our new lesson based on the wire sculpture of American artist Ruth Asawa. Ms. Bittle’s 5th grade class found Asawa’s life fascinating and were astonished when they learned many Japanese Americans had been placed in an internment camps during WWII. The students created individual wire baskets using slip and square knots that they connected and hung in their classroom. One student said, “It was a lot of work and hard, but fun.”