Using arts-based and participatory methodologies, this project seeks to develop and implement an arts-centered curriculum and instructional resources in response to the global water crisis in the African Diaspora. In partnership with teachers in high schools with predominantly African American populations, the curriculum will focus on production, use, and implications of affordable ceramic water filters in Dominican Republic, Haiti, and Honduras. The curriculum and instructional resources will be developed in collaboration with teachers for use in their International Baccalaureate (IB) program. A key aim of the project is to enable African American students and their teachers to situate themselves critically within the African Diaspora through direct exploration of the global water crisis through artistic, scholarly, and socially engaged practices.
This project is sponsored by a grant from the Africana Research Center at Penn State.