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December 2, 2020 | Sam Choi
For the next three weeks the 8th graders will be leading/participating in electives during mini-term. Because of the particularities of this year, students will leading/participating via zoom. Electives offered by the 8th grade this year include topics such as game shows, crocheting and video games. Other electives offered by staff include creative writing, living healthy, animation and kwanzaa.
In social studies and science, students will be researching and presenting events and scientists of the 19th century. The challenge here is to find events and scientists that did not occur or are from Europe. My hope is that students will discover that history is as diverse as the present.
In language arts, students will be studying Grimm’s fairy tales and eventually choose one to modernize. Students will be put into groups with 7th and 6th graders (via zoom) and collaborate on this project.