The Syrian Refugee Simulation

In this student-created and student-run simulation, participants took on the roles of Syrian citizens forced to leave and seek refuge in another country.

The Whole Meal

In this project, students chose a “food philosophy” and kept a journal of all they ate for the eight weeks of their study. They interviewed family members about favorite recipes and their history, tried them out, and wrote a cookbook containing the best of them.

Toga Night

Students read plays by three Greek writers before adapting them into an onstage version following themes of genocide, war, refugees, and the treatment of women.

Reading Buddies

In Reading Buddies: the Children’s Literature Project, 11th graders were each partnered with an elementary student as a “reading buddy” to help them grow as a reader and write their own stories.

Model UN Trade War

Students played a game called MUN Trade War, where they used math to model economic and military avenues of international engagement.

Nature or Nurture

“Do you know what symbiosis is?” reads the first line of the book Evolving Ecologists, …

Ampersand

In Ampersand: The Student Journal of School & Work, students came together after working at their internships to create a yearbook of their experiences, so they could be shared with their peers.

Dribble and Rebel

Fourth grade teachers designed a project for students to look at history through the lens of sports and to explore how sports build and shape communities.

Free Your Mind

In Free Your Mind: The Ultimate Escape Room, students designed escape rooms that would challenge participants’ implicit bias by incorporating content related to attitudes about age, race, gender, sexuality, and mental health in each escape room puzzle.