First Quarter News
We are now beginning the research for our Future Project. The students are working in pairs to research four areas that will be important in the future. Sustainable Building, Food, Travel, and Energy and Waste. Ultimately they will form two teams to design and create a model of a sustainable community incorporating their ideas from each researched area. Ask your child about their research in the next few weeks!
The other group has been investigating issues related to global health. After reading and discussing the factors impacting health worldwide, the students have begun individual research projects about diseases, vaccines, clean, water, access to medical care and nutrition in Africa. They will be creating their own plan for making a difference in their topic area.
Ask your child about his or her work on one of these projects.
We have now moved on to our debate unit, hoping to encourage the students to take debate next year in high school. Our three debate resolutions are:
- Classic literature should be taught in schools.
- Severe gun control should be implemented in the U.S.
- Homeland security should take precedence over civil liberty.
Ask your child about his/her resolution and which side he/she will be debating. You might even have some mock debates at home to sharpen their skills!