Grade 8 tackles geography and language arts

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Many exciting projects are happening in 8th grade, here are some examples of what students work on this week:

Mr. Young’s 8th grade social studies class has been working on the geography of the new world, as well as preparing for a mock G-20 summit.

8th grade language arts has been reading The Giver, by Lois Lowry.  Today, Mr. Robinson’s students made connections between their own lives and the world of the main character, Jonas. In the community of Jonas, it “was considered rude to call attention to things that were unsettling or different about individuals”.  Students considered: is this also true about our society? In what ways do we discuss the individual differences of our friends?

By Sara Rich, Middle School curriculum coordinator