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Upfront Magazine-Current Events

In World History classes we study current events through reading articles in the Upfront Magazine which is written by the New York Times.

There is an app that you can download for free which will allow you to read this magazine on a mobile device. The link is the top of http://upfront.scholastic.com/

In order for students to read the magazine online, you will need the password, GoTowanda2014

The Industrial Revolution - Steam Engines #2

As part of our study of the causes and effects of the Industrial Revolution we examine how steam engines work and see a model engine run.

The Industrial Revolution - Steam Engines

As part of our study of the causes and effects of the Industrial Revolution we examine how steam engines work and see a model engine run.

Eating mochi in Japanese class. Mochi is a glutinous rice cake traditionally eaten in winter by Japanese. Arisa's mom sent us a package of mochi to try.

Japanese Class Party and Film Night - after food and games, students enjoyed watching the classic Japanese animated film, Tonari no Totoro.

Arisa teaching origami tsuru today during the Japanese 1 class. Why are cranes important to Japanese? What do they symbolize?

Learning about kendo with Arisa. The Japanese 1 class has been learning about the sport of kendo from our exchange student. Today they got to try on some of the protective gear. I think they had an enjoyable time.

 

Presentation on Chile - Today's history classes enjoyed having our Rotary exchange student, Macarena Toledo from Chile give a presentation on her home country. She had a carefully prepared PowerPoint presentation and students asked a range of questions afterwards. I think the idea that Chilean students celebrate Christmas over their summer vacation was a big surprise for my classes among other new information they learned.