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During Med School 101 Minimester, 7th and 8th grade Avenues students were engaged in learning about the field of medicine, opening up their eyes, brains and hearts to all the possibilities the field has to offer.
'Tags: '7th Grade, 8th Grade, Middle Grades Program, Minimester, Science, STEM, Upper Division
In the Iron Chef Avenues Minimester course, students had the opportunity to not only hone their cooking skills but also to think outside of the box, grocery shop on a budget, learn about different cultures, prepare food properly (and clean up!), practice public speaking, work collaboratively and engage in friendly competition.
'Tags: '6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, Cooking, Food, Middle Grades Program, Minimester, Upper Division
“Build a Rube Goldberg Machine” was one of the new courses for Minimester this year. A Rube Goldberg machine is an overly complex contraption used to solve a simple task.
'Tags: '6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, Middle Grades Program, Minimester, STEM, Upper Division
During last year’s “Blues, Jazz and Hip-Hop” Minimester class, jazz legend Larry Coryell came by to play a few songs and impart wisdom from his long career.
'Tags: '6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, Middle Grades Program, Minimester, Music, Upper Division, Video
This year, the “Read, Eat, Write” Minimester course combined a love for food and a passion for writing. The objective of the course was to expose students to the different types of writing that could come from a passion about food and to give them an opportunity to try their hand at some of those pieces in a structured writing workshop.
'Tags: '6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, Middle Grades Program, Minimester, Upper Division
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.
Students explore the relationship between visual art and music during an interdisciplinary Minimester course.
'Tags: '6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, Art, Arts, Interdisciplinary, Middle Grades Program, Minimester, Music, Upper Division
On April 20, the Middle School kicked off its third annual Minimester. The Minimester program is a week of curriculum that offers students an opportunity to further their interest in a particular passion or to investigate a new one.
'Tags: '6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, Curriculum, Middle Grades Program, Minimester, Upper Division
During the minimester course the “Power of Design Thinking,” students investigated the design process.
'Tags: '7th Grade, 8th Grade, Design, Design thinking, Middle Grades Program, Minimester, Upper Division, Video
Last year during Minimester, students were fortunate enough to have guest instructor Trey Bonnell share some of his knowledge on writing and broadcasting for a course called “Sports Journalism.”
'Tags: '6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, Middle Grades Program, Minimester, sports journalism, Upper Division, Video
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