Germantown Academy

Originally Posted Here: BANKSY AND THE AMERICAN HISTORY CLASSROOM: STUDENT-LED CLASSROOM INQUIRY Every week, my students partake in the Weekly News Quiz posted by the NY Times Learning Network blog. This past week, one of the questions presented information about the British street artist Banksy, who during the month of October has taken part in a "residency" in the city of New York. My students...
Website page for my 7th graders’ current PBL unit on Exploration and Contact 1492-1550. Unit overview and final product, lessons to complete in the process, hyperlinked examples and information, multimodal resources on formulating a persuasive argument and crafting a thesis. “Notes” are available to me via a shared Google Doc.
Our recent unit analyzing the 15th century French “Tres Riches Heures” not only focused upon analyzing the subtext of the images but also hinted at the tenets of Design Theory and the creation of meaning by means of student memes that combined historical images with modern text. Shown above is a student product whose annotations reveal this combination. Students engaged in a lively discussion...
GERMANTOWN ACADEMY MS “TECHNOMANCERS” AT BACK TO SCHOOL NIGHT "Technomancer" is a term a number of my students adopted during their 6th grade year that combines "technology" and "necromancer" and reflects their comfort with and ability to manipulate technology and apply it in new, transformative ways in education. It is a fitting term for the new student technology group that was assembled in...