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  • Humanities 10

    Posted by Tara Harvey on 11/12/2018 1:00:00 PM

    Humanities 10 students have been researching human rights violations while exploring the historical, cultural, and societal implications. Through the creation of a multi genre artifact project they have been developing empathy and a deeper understanding of both world history and the impact it has on individuals. Ronnie Lathrop and Kimberly Brownlee have utilized project based learning in combination with cooperative structures to enable their students to dive deeply into content while also refining their research, reading, and writing skills.

     

    Teacher Reflection: The variety of means students used to present their research was outstanding. The kids are becoming masters of historical research and the synthesis of their understanding went beyond our expectations.

     

    Student Reflection: I researched human rights violations all over the world. I found violations where you would not expect them. I liked creating the different artifacts because I got to be creative.

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  • Humanities 9

    Posted by Tara Harvey on 10/18/2018 2:00:00 PM

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    Using history and contemporary situations Liberty North humanities 9th graders had to explain how they would fix one of the immigration issues the United States currently faces. Led by Kelly Lock and Josh Baldwin, students studied both the history of immigration in the United States as well as the currently reality. Students had the opportunity to pen pal with students from East High School in Kansas City, MO who had immigrated to the United States and took a field trip to meet their pals in person on Oct. 11.

    Teacher Reflection: Students had the opportunity to see the world a little more, beyond the walls of Liberty North. There was a perspective that the East High students could give that we can’t replicate in the classroom. It is so much more impactful to meet and talk with an immigrant from another country and become friendly with them.

    Student Reflection: I didn’t realize that the kids would be this nice. I am happy to be at Liberty North and I am very thankful for what I have now.

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  • ELA 9

    Posted by Tara Harvey on 10/5/2018

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    Reading Workshop:

    Ms. Ukleja and Mrs. Penner are reinventing ELA 9 for some of our kids. This model may feel a little different than a traditional ELA class. In the workshop model, students work to improve essential reading and writing skills through both self-directed and classroom text. They are teaching specific reading and writing skills through direct instruction and then asking students to practice independently with books and articles that interest them. The goal is that this will help students take a more active and engaged interest in their learning. They also hope that students feel success and are able to identify and reflect on their improvement. In an effort to foster an environment where students take control of their own learning, they are also working toward their writing their own story.

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    Teacher Reflection: Our kids are able to talk about what they are learning and know their progress more than ever before.  The day after each conference we can tell our kids appreciated the individual time we have spent talking about their goals and progress.

     

    Student Reflection: My teacher cares about me because she knows I have trouble focusing and she checks on me.  I like reading a choice book more than a class novel. I feel proud that I have improved my focus and read more pages than I have in a long time.





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