In our social studies projects, we've been diving deep into some ancient civilizations. On Wednesday, for example, we studied the evolution of government in Ancient Greece, from monarchy to oligarchy to tyranny to democracy. We acted each form of government out, seeing how each model would choose a song to play to the whole class. Sometimes the monarchy might pick what you want to hear! But what happens when it doesn't?
We also took a trip down the Nile River in our felucca made of desks, and visited several sites that showed accomplishments of Egyptian Pharoahs. Other civilizations we are spending time studying include India, China, and Mesopotamia. During free work time, students have been working with their project groups on their broadcast news presentations and individually on their speeches.