ECHS History Night to Explore the Impact of the Arts
Escondido Charter High School will host its fifth “History Night” on Wednesday, March 21, 2018 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m., in the American Spirit Theater on its main campus located at 1868 East Valley Parkway. The title of this year’s event is “History through the Arts - Imitation and Impact: Art as Historical Record.”
ECHS hosted its first History Night in October 2012. Approximately 700 people attended, including Escondido Mayor Sam Abed and State Assemblywoman Marie Waldron. History Night is an opportunity for ECHS to celebrate U.S. and World History through a showcase of student work.
The heart of the event is the mock museum exhibits created by the 10th and 11th grade students. These exhibits will capture the theme of the event: determining the impact of various famous works of art, and determining whether the works are influenced by (i.e., imitation) or influencers of (i.e., impact) the world around them. All exhibits are interactive and students will be standing by their exhibits to present them to the attendees and engage with them in dialogue about their topics.
Sophomore students will primarily focus on works of art that influenced World History, while the juniors will focus on history of the United States. The various works and ideas being discussed can be divided into the following categories: Visual Art, Performance Art, Writing, Interdisciplinary Arts, Mass Media, and Agenda Art or Propaganda.