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10/10 – Upper Grades Expeditionary Thursday

We had a great UG Expeditionary Thursday!  Check out what our classes did!


Big History 1 – Origins

In the Big History Project, students zoom all the way out to a cosmic time scale. They consider timeless questions such as “Where did everything come from?” “Where are we heading?”

To explore these questions, students rotated through 4 rooms in the American Museum of Natural History: Universe, Earth, Dinosaurs, Human origins. In these rooms they looked for evidence of how changing scales in time and space help us better understand our place in the Universe.


Big History 2 – Early Homo Sapiens

In the second year of the Big History Project, students are learning about early humans, connection to primates, and collective learning. This fieldwork provides students with the opportunity to use the American Museum of Natural History as a research resource. Students will complete their fieldwork journal and use it to help further their understanding of early humans prior to starting Investigation 6.


US History – Historical Perspectives

Our juniors are asking themselves, “Whose story do we tell?” by recognizing different perspectives within narratives of US History. Students filmed at local locations and did post-production editing in classrooms. They finished their Hamilton Video projects in preparation for the Red Carpet event after school last Friday, October 11.



Participation in Government – Political Art

Our seniors are investigating how does visual art reflect political will? After hearing candidate Adem Bunkeddeko speak, students visited art museums and studied political art, plus meet the curator of those exhibits to ask about the political nature of the work. Depending on their group, students went to the Guggenheim Museum, AMNH, Bronx Museum of the Arts, or the Brooklyn Museum.


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