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Global Studies Students Connect with Elementary Students through Country Booklets
Students in the seventh and eighth grade Global Studies classes recently completed a Project-Based Inquiry by creating small country booklets designed for elementary school students. Students had the opportunity to choose which location they would study about from a list of countries in different continents. The eighth grade classes selected from Europe, Africa, and Asia, while the seventh grade classes selected countries in the Americas, including the Caribbean, and various other places in the South Pacific. Once selected, the Global Studies students used their Chromebooks to research cultural information about their country. They had a check list of specific details they needed to search for in order to have similarities among all booklets. After gathering all the cultural points they had learned about in their research, the students began to write their booklets. To give the information a polished look, a colorful cover was created.Full Story
8th Grade Art Students Take on the Mint
On Friday, Oct. 24th, 2014, Mrs. Durbin and Mr. Kendrick took 8th grade year long art classes on their annual field to the Mint Museum-Uptown Charlotte.
Students enjoyed a day of viewing famous and amazing works of art on display during their guided gallery tours led by museum directors and docents. Afterwards students enjoyed lunch outdoors in beautiful uptown Charlotte.
8th grade art student Eli Pittman said he enjoyed the hand blown glass sculptures the most created by Dale Chihuly. Payton Mills said the large pottery and 3-D ceramic vases caught her eye the strongest.Full Story