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Discussing passions in Chinese class
  • Learning

In Chinese 4, we began our year with a brief review unit before diving into a topic with a mission for students to explore themselves. We began our Passions unit with class discussion each day, acquiring a little more relevant grammar and vocabulary to articulate what drives our students’ free time in deeper and deeper ways.

  • Chinese
  • Language
  • Upper Division
  • Upper Grades Program
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Pulsera Project
  • Learning

Students from the elective middle grades course Spanish: Hispanic Culture, Community and Friendship, the Spanish Club and their teachers spent part of the winter working with the Pulsera Project, a fair trade nonprofit organization that seeks to empower, inspire and educate people in Central America and the U.S.

  • Middle Grades Program
  • Service Learning
  • Spanish
  • Upper Division
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At The Jungle
  • Learning

Our 12th grade English students visited St. Ann’s Warehouse in Dumbo, Brooklyn, to view a production titled The Jungle.  Students took a seat inside the bustling Afghan Café to experience how, with minimal resources in a cold, inhospitable environment, refugees, and volunteers built a warm, self-governing society out of nothing.

  • 12th Grade
  • Arts
  • English
  • Upper Division
  • Upper Grades Program
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Building and coding in "EV3 Robotic Coding and Construction"
  • Learning

For a single week, students chose two electives – one morning and one afternoon course – from a menu of more than 40 offerings. These electives are connected in every way to larger Avenues learning aims, but they focus on topics not explicitly taught in any single course.

  • 6th Grade
  • 7th Grade
  • 8th Grade
  • Middle Grades Program
  • Upper Division
  • Winter Seminar
Read More about The First Winter Seminar