Second graders make High Line model out of popsicle sticks, aluminum foil

November 22, 2010 02:25PM

Model designs of the High Line

Second graders at the Village Community School in the West Village were asked by their teacher, Carol Levitt, to build a giant model of the High Line in their classroom, the High Line blog reported. Using blocks, cardboard, construction paper, aluminum foil, plastic and other materials, they created a model of what the High Line once looked like, and how it appears today. The model included the 10th Avenue Square, the Standard Hotel and a garden that used live plants, pebbles and railroad tracks made out of popsicle sticks to recreate the way the High Line looked when the trains stopped running. Levitt viewed the project as an opportunity to teach her students about plants, the city’s industrial history and the importance of community work. “The children in my group feel as if the High Line somehow belongs to them” Levitt said. “They see themselves as being the future of the High Line — which they will indeed be.” [High Line]