A Celebration of Women

By Nadia Sarkarat “We teach girls to shrink themselves, to make themselves smaller. We say to girls, “You can have ambition, but not too much. You should aim to be successful, but not too successful, otherwise you would threaten the man. Because I am female, I am expected to aspire to marriage. Now, marriage can…

Making A Difference Starts With Me

By Tanekia Henderson Have you ever looked at your community or around your neighborhood through the lens of someone less fortunate? Have you considered there are people around you who mask the harsh realities of being without…a home…a job…or money? This year, my second grade class and I started our grassroots project this way; we…

LIFE LESSONS FROM WATER: REAL LEARNING BY DOING

by K. Oppong-Wadie Water, the Hub of Life. Water is its mater and matrix, mother and medium. Water is the most extraordinary substance! Practically all its properties are anomalous, which enabled life to use it as building material for its machinery. Life is water dancing to the tune of solids. – Albert Szent-Gyorgyi (1972) Water is…

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

By Ms. Angela McByrd Most students consider science a class that focuses solely on experiments, labs, and hands-on activities.  Students rarely associate reading or social justice with science.  To the average person, science appears fun and engaging because of the doing of activities that involve explosions, fire, and chemicals.  However, much of science involves thinking…

Social Justice in Primary School

By: Ashley Dacio (Kindergarten Teacher) and K. Oppong-Wadie (Third Grade Teacher) “Education either functions as an instrument which is used to facilitate integration of the younger generation into the logic of the present system and bring about conformity or it becomes the practice of freedom, the means by which men and women deal critically and creatively…