We learned how art helps foster unity, but it wasn't until we put our words into action that this mantra became cyrstal clear. In this activity, each student was given a tiny square of swirling colors. None of the squares seemed to have any relationship to the others. Using colored oil pencils, students then split up and reproduced these squares onto much larger squares. When they were finished, we reunited and placed all of the squares together. The result, as you can see, is a beautiful reproduction of Vincent van Gogh's famous "Starry, Starry Night" painting. It now adorns our Middle School hallway as a testament to what we are capable of accomplishing if we unite together behind a common cause.