Friday, March 23, 2012

The Simple Life: Three students of New Trier's Integrated Global Studies School on a quest to live simply.

Click here to enjoy the V-log of our 3 IGSS seniors experimenting with simplifying their life.

They are finding it hard to live a simple life.

Molly has been so unplugged from technology that she came to me for enjoyable reads to fill up all her new found free time. I gave her 2 books to "read over Spring break" but she finished them both prior to the start of Spring Break. She will be devouring many more.

Great Project!

Thursday, March 22, 2012

The Definitive History of the Occupy Movement

NEW! Uploaded by AlJazeeraEnglish on Mar 21, 2012

Fault Lines tells the definitive history of Occupy Wall Street from its early days through the movement's rapid spread up to the brutal crackdown by state authorities.

This is extremely well done and worth the 24 minutes viewing time!

Sunday, March 4, 2012

The Classics Academy

Another high school's approach to integrated curriculum and student's shaping curriculum:

"The Morristown High School Classics Academy program offers a unique, cross-curricular experience for seniors who wish to explore the deeply-seeded connections of ancient Greece and Rome both to western intellectual history and, more personally, to their own lives. Through the study of classical literature, history, mathematics, art, religion and philosophy, students learn to produce and consume new knowledge while synthesizing complex understandings of the human experience. Academy students conclude this year-long program by composing a final project that is presented and exhibited at the end of the year. " from YouTube

New Trier Organic Garden