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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
As part of Global Journeys, the Avenues Upper Division music department had the great fortune of making a trip to Botswana over spring break. Ten upper grades musicians and three teachers made the 15-hour flight for a 10-day musical collaboration with the world-class student marimba band of the Maru-a-Pula school in Gabarone, Botswana.
'Tags: 'Global, Global Journeys, Music, Upper Division, Upper Grades Program
A few weeks ago, Projects For All and partner Avenues: The World School presented at the SXSWedu Conference in Austin, Texas. They teamed up to examine ways in which high quality education can be brought to children who have limited or no access to traditional schooling.
'Tags: 'Global, Technology
Over spring break, 18 middle grades students and four Avenues teachers hopped on a plane to China to live with homestay families in Guilin. The homestay experience encouraged true cross-cultural exchanges in which our students shared stories about their lives in the big American city of New York and their homestay families shared their experiences living in a small Chinese city.
'Tags: '6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, Global, Immersion, Language, Mandarin Chinese, Middle Grades Program, Upper Division
The 5th grade Palms class embraced the idea of interconnectedness when they put their anecdotal writing unit into action. Students weaved their best anecdotal pieces into pen pal letters that were sent around the world.
'Tags: '5th Grade, Global, Literacy, Lower Division, School Culture
The Avenues middle grades Model UN delegation recently attended their first Model UN conference of the year at the High School for Business Technology and Enterprise in Brooklyn.
'Tags: '6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, Global, Middle Grades Program, Upper Division
For the past several weeks, Avenues Upper Division Spanish 5 classes have been communicating with students from Liceo 7, an all-girls school in Santiago, Chile. The idea of the project is to have students converse in both English and Spanish to practice their second language outside of the classroom, while acting as a sort of linguistic mentor to their pen pals to teach their native language.
'Tags: '10th Grade, 11th Grade, Global, Language, Spanish, Technology, Upper Division, Upper Grades Program
Students throughout the school will be building a “stripped-down” version of a Hello Hub, learning about community-led projects and gaining insight into what it’s like to build something for real-world use that is truly life changing for people in remote and marginalized communities.
'Tags: 'Global, Technology, Upper Division, Upper Grades Program
Can Internet kiosks facilitate meaningful learning in remote places? The existing research, though preliminary, suggests it can.
'Tags: 'Global, Gray Matters, Technology
Avenues welcomed 23 students and three faculty members from Shenzhen’s Mingde Experimental School, who are doing a six-week college tour throughout the United States. The visit was designed to introduce the Mingde School to our educational model and provide Avenues students with an opportunity to socialize with Chinese students their own age.
'Tags: '10th Grade, 11th Grade, 12th Grade, Global, Mandarin Chinese, Upper Division, Upper Grades Program
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