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The science and World Course teachers for two 6th grade sections have teamed up for an exciting project that combines increased knowledge about the New York water system with community engagement and design thinking!
'Tags: '6th Grade, Community Engagement, Design thinking, Middle Grades Program, Science, Upper Division, World Course
As the culmination of our unit on "The Dream, Identity, and Immigration," 8th graders continued their exploration of the role the “American Dream” and identity play in the lives of immigrants by conducting interviews and producing a podcast outlining the subjects’ experiences as immigrants.
'Tags: '8th Grade, Middle Grades Program, Upper Division, World Course
For more than a month, the eighth graders worked in their World Course, English, science and art classes to form political parties and research and develop party platforms on issues of their choosing.
'Tags: '5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, Art, English, Middle Grades Program, Science, Upper Division, World Course
With the presidential election in full swing, the Middle School has caught the politics bug! The "Political Junkies" club staged a mock election last month, during which the entire Middle School got to have their first experience voting. We hope we've created lifelong voters!
'Tags: '6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, Curriculum, Middle Grades Program, Upper Division
Avenues seventh graders have been busy learning about the Industrial Revolution in their World Course class, and were lucky enough early in January to have a visit from one of our Artists-in-Residence to help immerse them in the themes of industrialization in a more kinesthetic manner.
'Tags: '7th Grade, 8th Grade, artist-in-residence, Arts, Curriculum, Interdisciplinary, Middle Grades Program, Upper Division
We were given the incredible opportunity in our seventh and eighth grade assembly on earlier this month of screening ELLIS, a new 14-minute film directed by the French artist JR. The film, shot in the abandoned hospital building on Ellis Island, is narrated by Robert De Niro, who tells the story of an immigrant who comes through the island but finds himself stopped just short of the dream of reaching the shores of Manhattan.
'Tags: '7th Grade, 8th Grade, History, Humanities, Middle Grades Program, Upper Division, World Course
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