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Avenues: The World School added 4 new photos.Although a little belated, please enjoy the eighth issue of The Highliner – an ambitious, student-led publication created by upper graders: bit.ly/2sA7mzH ... See MoreSee Less
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Avenues: The World School added 4 new photos.These middle grades students learned the ins and outs of the theater world and got to know some of the people behind the scenes of Broadway productions: bit.ly/2tplOJe ... See MoreSee Less
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Should George Milton have shot Lennie Small? The 8th graders hotly debated this question in their English classrooms as part of a mock trial, the culminating event of their study of John Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men.
'Tags: '8th Grade, Humanities, Literacy, Middle Grades Program, Upper Division
Avenues 6th graders had the opportunity to hear from a special speaker earlier this year, Tonderai Chikuhwa, father of 6th grader Thandi Chikuhwa. Mr. Chikuhwa’s presentation concluded a unit in which 6th graders read Linda Sue Park’s powerful novel A Long Walk to Water, which tells the story of Salva Dut, one of the "Lost Boys" of Sudan, a refugee who covered much of the African continent on foot in an attempt to escape the violence of his country’s civil war and be reunited with his family.
'Tags: '6th Grade, Global, Humanities, Middle Grades Program, Upper Division
Earlier this year, the sixth graders had an opportunity to plan and design their own utopias. They began the project by studying the governments, educational systems and cultures of countries from around the world.
'Tags: '6th Grade, Middle Grades Program, Upper Division, World Course
This spring, students in the Middle School Minimester course “Humans of New York: Avenues Edition” had an opportunity to photograph and interview members of the Avenues community, as well as our neighbors in Chelsea Market, along the High Line and on subway platforms.
'Tags: '6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, Middle Grades Program, Minimester, Upper Division
The sixth-grade English students were in for a treat when Erick Gordon, Senior Research Fellow for Innovation at the Center for Professional Education of Teachers at Columbia University, taught a class in February about “remixing” media, which ultimately led to historical fiction writing.
'Tags: '6th Grade, English, History, Humanities, literature, Middle Grades Program, Upper Division
This week, students in the Middle School Minimester course called “Humans of New York: Avenues Edition,” taught by Jessica Berkeley and Alex Brinkman-Young, have been hard at work photographing and interviewing members of the Avenues community, as well as our neighbors in Chelsea Market, along the High Line and on subway platforms.
'Tags: '6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, Art, Chelsea, High Line, Middle Grades Program, Minimester, Photography, Upper Division
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