Last week we welcomed back students in grades K-8 for their first day of school!…
In 8th grade, March is a huge study of Women’s History. In Literature, the girls are in book clubs reading historical fiction featuring female protagonists and will be presenting an analysis of the books as well as information about women during their time periods at the end of the month. They will research the time period, explore real women who lived during this time, highlight their novels, and research how women were treated and what rights women had during this time. They will also look at dances unique to their time period. This is an interdisciplinary project between ELA, SS, Dance, and Art.
In Writing, the girls are writing a research paper on a Notable Women. In their papers, they will be arguing why their woman is notable. Some of the women being researched include: Rosalyn Yalow, Eunice Kennedy Shriver, Hedy Lamar, Anne Preston, Sophie Scholl, and Ruth Bader Ginsberg.
Right before spring break, the entire 8th grade was able to meet in the projection room to learn from one another’s research. Great job, girls!