7th Grade Science
In the beginning of each class in February we are looking at a new Black scientist each day, exploring their lives and accomplishments. This discussion is student-led and students have been submitting Black scientists that they would like to see recognized.
7th & 8th Grade Art
Art by Emma Aguayo (8th grade) inspired by Jean-Michel Basquiat
Art by Ava Mitchell (8th grade) inspired by Nina Chanel Abney
Art by Josh Levinson (7th grade) inspired by Kehinde Wiley
6th Grade Art
Phys Ed Classes
Students are learning about the history of some of the world's best athletes and trying out their workouts!
8th Grade Math
Students will research the lives of the women behind the novel and feature film Hidden Figures, human "computers" who worked for NASA in the 1960's. They will also learn how essential mathematical calculations are in the success of aeronautical missions. Click on the image at left to learn about Katherine Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan, and Mary W. Jackson.
Ms. Dorman's Spanish Classes
Students will explore an interactive map of Afro-Latinos. We will talk about what an Afro-Latino is and they are going to click around the map to find out about 20 famous Afro-Latinos and their importance in society. When they click on each name, it will show them where on the map that person was born and it will provide an explanation of that person's significant contributions to society. They range from athletes and musicians to writers, political figures, and members of the armed forces. We will familiarize ourselves with these famous figures and share their stories with others.
Ms. Lillie-Beck's General Music Classes
General Music classes are focusing their daily listening journals on Black musicians, composers, and artists during the month of February. Students are introduced to one song by each artist and learn about their accomplishments and contributions to the field of music. The musicians studied represent a variety of genres spanning over more than a century, including Scott Joplin, Billie Holiday, William Grant Still, Louis Armstrong, Ray Charles, The Supremes, Stevie Wonder, The Sugarill Gang, Whitney Houston, Darius Rucker, Lecrae, among many others! Students have been submitting requests of Black musicians that they would like to see recognized for future listening journals.
In Chorus, students are studying the cultural and historical context behind the development of musical genres that originated in the Black community (Blues, Jazz, Rap, Soul, etc.). Then, students will create podcasts highlighting the importance of each genre and explore the significance of each genre as it relates to current music trends and issues of today.
Mrs. Lockett's 8th Grade Social Studies
Students were given a choice board and from there they selected 4 or more activities to complete. Activities ranged from writing a poem or a letter of thanks to creating a collage or another work of art in response to a video selection. Students produced thoughtful, creative, and diverse work in response to these prompts.