Expeditionary Thursday Update

December 2017

6th grade travels to the MET

6th graders travelled to the Metropolitan Museum of Art to support their study of civilizations, migration, and human rights. Each ET cohort visited a different part of the museum to become experts on a civilization: the Near East, Rome, Asia (esp. China and India), and Egypt. The looked for evidence of stable food supply, social structure, government, technology, religion, writing, and the arts. This week in social studies classes, they will jigsaw their findings for a comparative analysis.
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7th graders analyze supermarkets across Brooklyn

For this ET students acted as “FDA Consumer Safety Officers.” In pairs they collected data (calories per serving, grams of sugar, price) on different items of food and then analyzed this data to come up with a “best choice” based on a specific target audience. Using what they have learned in ELA about persuasive techniques they are working to create an infographic to try and convince their target audience to buy their chosen product.


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8th graders dive into the landscape around them

Students built on their explorations of Art and their Surroundings, a case study in their visual arts class, for this fieldwork. Students developed an understanding of the history behind the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Prospect Park and the art tradition of landscape painting. Students responded to visual and writing prompts at three different sites: Prospect Park, Brooklyn Botanic Garden and Brooklyn Museum. Each group documented their learning with photos that will be used for a landscape painting that students will make in art class.
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