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    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
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Archive for ‘humanities’

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.  More...

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.  More...

Art historian Meredith Mowder kicked off the 9th grade students’ return from spring break with the first of a series of four mini art history lectures on modern art.  More...

On October 2, a group of 13 visited the Dodge Poetry Festival, a biennial four-day celebration of the art form in Newark, NJ. A smaller group of students attended the festival two years ago, but this year's group had more than doubled in size, proof of Avenues students' ever-growing interest in the written and spoken word.  More...

One of the great things about being in a school like Avenues is the chance to use New York City itself as a classroom. On Wednesday, September 21, a group of Avenues faculty, led by the High Intensity Practice (HIP) writing team, and 35 students did just that, attending a Roundabout Theatre production of Anton Chekhov’s play The Cherry Orchard.  More...

History students at Avenues grapple with a daunting set of questions every day upon arriving to class: how do we make sense of the past, and how does studying the past help us better understand our own times? How do historians and history students generate knowledge and narrative?  More...

This fall, we welcome Erin Finn-Welch back as a program coordinator for the High Intensity Practice (HIP) writing in the middle grades program.  More...

In fall 2016, Anne Marie will become head teacher of an English section of fourth grade.  More...

Molly Rose Ávila joins Avenues in fall 2016 as a High Intensity Practice (HIP) writing teacher in the Upper Division. The HIP writing program, now in its second year at Avenues, is based on the belief that the best strategy for cultivating lasting skill in a discipline is to pair sustained effort with appropriate coaching.   More...

Tiffany D. Trotter will join Avenues as ninth grade head of grade and a humanities teacher with a focus on history. She comes to us from Phillips Exeter Academy, where she has taught since 2003. Courses included U.S. history, 20th century world history and classical histories of Greece and Rome.  More...