High school students at Howell-based Kensington Woods High School recently participated in the One Million Bones project, an effort to raise awareness of genocide and other global atrocities. The project invites students to participate by creating a bone, and in June 2013 all the bones created will be distributed on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. as an art installation to increase visibility and awareness of humanitarian crises. Each bone generates $1 from the Bezos Family Foundation for the Central Africa network of CARE, a humanitarian organization fighting global poverty.
Students in the school’s Art Honors Society worked with school faculty to develop mini-lessons in different subject areas to look at the issues raised by One Million Bones in a variety of contexts. The students then led their peers through each mini-lesson, giving all students a multifaceted understanding of genocide’s impact before they constructed their bones. In total, the students raised $1,463 by creating 1,463 bones.