Week of 9/21-9/28
Gordon Parks Student Photography Featured at UofM Gallery Exhibition
We're very excited about an opportunity tomorrow night (Thursday, September 22nd) to see Gordon Parks High School student photography displayed in the same gallery as some of the most famous African American photographers (including Gordon Parks). The event is free.
7:00 – 9:00 pm
Public Reception, Katherine E. Nash Gallery
405 21st Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55455
Regis Center for Art
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6-Word MEMOIR FROM Jamie Tomlin's ELA Class
WHY DOES GPHS HAVE "FLEX FRIDAY" PROJECTS?
FLEX FRIDAY projects occur (you guessed it) on Fridays. Students get to sign up for a project of their choosing (based on their CLP). A lot of the projects are hands-on and intentionally connect you with things that we don't do in our regular classes.
To learn more about our FLEX FRIDAYs, check out this video https://vimeo.com/329629853
Learn about our Q1 projects below.
Cultural Architecture Construction
Students will choose an architectural structure of interest or one from their personal culture. Students will research its history and the story behind the structure's construction. Students will construct a replica of their historical structure out of supplied materials to scale (math). Examples include the Eiffel tower, Mai Sot dormitories, Khajuraho Temple, etc.
Credit Area: Physical Science, Physics or Geometry
Teachers: Ms. Joly & Ms. Nichols
Explore the Twin Cities
Are you new to the Twin Cities? Would you like to learn more about the unique history of our community and visit some of the locations that make St. Paul and Minneapolis a great place to live? Then join us for the Project where we get out of the classroom and Explore the Twin Cities!
Credit Areas: Human Geography, US Government or Health
Teachers: Mr. Johnson & Mr. Bednar
Students will learn about the disadvantages of Fast Fashion and what they can do about it. Students will have the opportunity to refashion and repair garments. In addition students may upcycle fabric to create other useful items.
Credit Area: CTE Teacher: Ms. Stone
We will learn personal finance, consumer math and Algebra 1.
Credit Area: Algebra 1 Teacher: Ms. Sharma
Math in Sports
Students will learn about the different ways math is in sports. We will explore Statistics, Scale Modeling, Careers, and other math topics in the world of sports.
Credit Area: Algebra 1 or Geometry Teacher: Mr. Zangs
This project will explore the "protest song", songs that aim to send social messages, raise awareness about an issue and bring about change. Protest songs have had as their subjects war, racism, poverty, sexism, environmental/social justice, human rights, police brutality, etc. We will spend our time listening to the music and engaging with the lyrics.
Credit Areas: US/World History or Human Geography Teacher: Mr. Davie
Time to explore how you can grow your own food at home. What local businesses support food production in St. Paul? What is hydroponics vs. aquaponics? All these questions and more will be answered in this hands-on fun-filled project.
Credit Area: CTE or Science Teachers: Ms. Warner
We Roll The Dice
This project will culminate in a 45-min presentation at the Overcoming Racism conference in November. Students will further research St. Paul housing equity, interact with the Mayor's office, and refine the "We Roll The Dice" housing equity game for a professional conference presentation! Students will also attend the conference Friday 11/11.
Credit Areas: ELA, Econ or Human Geography
Teachers: Ms. Tomlin, Mr. Creager, Ms. Cavanaugh & Mr. Rogers
Students will use this PBL time to develop and work on individual projects in creative expression both in the visual and language arts… such as drawing, painting, sculpture, writing story and poetry.
Credit Areas: ELA Teacher: Jamie Hagg