Education and Alice

This page is for schools, homeschoolers libraries and parents to help them with teaching a variety of lessons using the stories of Lewis Carroll. If you have any links or would like to create  a curriculum to share, please contact sculptor Bridgette Mongeon.

The sculpture Move One Place On is more than just a beautiful piece of art to look at and visit. Sculptor Bridgette Mongeon has used it as an educational tool. The artwork certainly has a strong literacy component, and if you evaluate the history of the story there is quite a bit of history to be taught,  but Bridgette went over and above and has used the artwork and the creation of it to support an educational initiative known as STEAM. She is collecting and providing free recourses for libraries, parents, and schools. Many are familiar with STEM education that focuses on Science, Technology Engineering, and Math. STEAM adds the art component to STEM. The essential Art component helps to create a dialogue, explore, and present while encouraging critical thinking. Let this page be your guide in taking Alice in Wonderland and your visits to Evelyn’s Park to see the work and expanding your experience and the experience of your children into a world of curiosity and wonder.

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An avid reader, Mongeon hopes that the scene will encourage literacy, but the educational element has gone way beyond that. The creation of “Move One Place On” was a chance to educate children and adults in STEAM.STEAM is an educational initiative that focuses on Science, Technology Engineering, Art, and Math. Mongeon, Alice, and her friends have helped to present STEAM in Wonderland to adults and children at the Bellaire Library, and at Young Women in Math and Science. Mongeon also presented it at 3D Printing World Expo, the Lewis Carroll 150th anniversary celebration, and last November art teachers all over Texas were introduced to STEAM in Wonderland at the Texas Art Educators conference where Mongeon was the  keynote speaker. Mongeon is excited about creating more educational opportunities and is presently working on free curriculum for schools and homeschoolers. She thinks the author Charles Dodgson AKA Lewis Carroll, would approve. After all Dodgson was a mathematician.

— Check out the link to the Susan Evan’s Page on things to do for an Alice in Wonderland Unit Study.
— The Stem Imagination Station has some tasks and videos
Scholastic Alice Extension Activities.