Fulton Elementary School First Grade Murals

First grade students at Fulton Elementary School are wrapping up learning about civil rights and leaders like Rosa Parks, Martin Luther King Jr., and Ruby Bridges.  They are using related symbolism – such as a bus, the Washington Monument, and a school – to create a mural for their school.

“Rather than a paper/pencil test, students are incorporating their learning in a creative, meaningful way,” said Josh McCracken, Principal.

The students gained inspiration after a walking tour of the Whistle Stop Plaza murals in Ephrata Borough, where they interacted with Ephrata High School students and Mainspring of Ephrata leaders who created with artwork downtown.