By Olivia Short ‘17
Here at Mercy, our religion teachers are given a tough task: assigning a variety of projects so that each student has the chance to do something she likes. Ms. Uhl has been doing just that with her sophomore Church History classes– we’ve had some writing projects, some video projects, etc. But this past week, Ms. Uhl’s sophomores were assigned a collage project; each student got to choose her own saint, do some research, and create a collage based on that saint’s life.
Sophomores generally enjoyed the project, most of them saying that they enjoyed the freedom that went along with it. Alex Stevens ‘17 reports that she enjoys working alone on projects because it’s less stressful. Steph Lohbeck ‘17 enjoyed working at her own pace not having to compromise on creative decisions.
Other students liked the medium of the project and thought that a PicCollage was a good way to show what they had learned. Maria Busken ‘17 said, “[A collage] is a good visual to have and makes it easier to remember things about our saint.” Sarah Braunstein ‘17 enjoyed using PicCollage and compared the project to a puzzle.
Alyssa Cassidy ‘17 appreciated the research aspect of the project, and was excited to learn more in-depth information about her confirmation saint.
But, no project can be a smash hit. A few of the sophomores I talked to felt that the project was somewhat rushed. Tay Sauer ‘17 felt that she didn’t have enough class time to give the project the attention it deserved, and called it a “throw this together and get a grade”-esque project.
But regardless of opinions, it’s obvious that the sophomores made some seriously beautiful pictures. Check these babies out!!