​NEWS & EVENTS

8th Graders Get Their Hands on History
By Mrs. Ravenstar
Posted November 13, 2017

 

If I had to sum up the 8th grade year in one word, I would call it a year of rEVOLUTION. It is a year where the students are “evolving” their capacity for critical thinking. They begin to see cause and effect, to see the connections between historical events, and are able to bring their previously developed imagination into their capacity to think in a real and meaningful way.

Last week, the 8th grade took a trip to Boston to bring American History to life. Earlier in the year, we biked through the Saratoga National Historical Park and now we have visited three more parks - The Minute Man National Park, The Lowell Mills Historical Park, and The Freedom Trail National Park. In our two days, we walked on the North Bridge where Emerson’s famous words, “the shot heard round the world,” was fired, sparking the American Revolution. We learned some grim history that we otherwise would not have known without speaking to a ranger directly. We imagined the stand-off between the Minutemen militia and the redcoats and the tension that electrified the land before the first shot was even fired.

While every class may make a different trip in 8th grade, they all have a similar element for the students - bringing history alive! These first hand experiences give a new context for what we learn in the classroom and help the class bond together through their shared experience.

Lower School Drama Club

Posted December 20, 2023

 

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Middle School Recital

Posted December 20, 2023

 

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Young Inventors Competition

Posted December 20, 2023

 

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Posted December 20, 2023

 

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