Archive for the 'In the Classroom' Category

Digital Storytelling: Greco-Roman Mythology

Friday, February 24th, 2012

While the fall of the Roman Empire may have lead to Latin’s demise, this classical language, long a staple of our World Languages program, is far from dead.  From imaginative adolescents working to master the names of Harry Potter’s spells to college-bound students aspiring to increase their SAT scores, the “language of the scholars and […]

Stop Motion Animation: Las Mariposas Monarca

Wednesday, February 8th, 2012

Each fall Monarch butterflies, not unlike many humans, migrate south and west to escape winter’s icy grasp.   Their two month journey, which for most leads to the mountains of central Mexico, allows the butterflies to hibernate, reproduce, and survive as a species.  The fantastic tale of their migration and metamorphosis is widely studied and well […]

Wikis in the Classroom: Evolution Research Project

Friday, May 27th, 2011

Note: This is third post in a three-part series focusing on Wikis in the classroom. Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution by natural selection, the basis for his seminal work On the Origin of Species, is an overarching theme in our seventh grade life science course.  As a year-end experience, our students complete “The Evolution Project“.  […]