North Shore Middle School Global Village Exhibition
Hoping that one day can lead to another kind of peace…
“After an in-depth exploration of the world and its people and the challenges we all face, students in the North Shore Middle School Enrichment Cycle Classes, chose an issue they wanted to delve into further,” said Middle School teachers Ms. Michelle Abel, Mr. Dan Mazz, and Nina Livingston (Librarian).
They continued, “Our students posed their own questions, conducted independent research, and created original and unique ACTION PIECES that they shared in the MS Global Village Exhibition. They added, “This, with the hopes that one day can lead to another kind of PEACE!”
On June 11, students presented their research in the North Shore Middle School library in front of their peers, faculty and administrators in the same format inspired by Margaret Wise Brown’s book titled, “The Important Book”. The sixth grade 2018-19 Global Village cohort included Aaryan Vira, Olivia Bellocco, Ashley Holden, Sahana Gibbons, Chase Goldenberg, Samantha Hsieh, Grace Ryan, Seamus Hughes, Graham Lippert, Violet Ganzekaufer, James Brissenden, Caroline Winchester, Jared White, Juliet Ryan-Baez, Jasmin Ko, Isabelle Lee, Kailey Popowitz, Thomas Reynolds, Kasey Hart, Mina Stickley, Lilah O’Sullivan, Madison Jairala, Lukas Costello, Kevin Lucas-Romano, Naveen Neveroski, and Tristin Segal.
Their topics of comprehensive exploration included “Renewable Energy is the Only Sustainable Energy Source for the Future”, “Education is Unequal”, “Not Everyone has Clean Water”, “America’s Crumbling Infrastructure”, “Pollution Harms the Entire Planet”, “Animal Extinction Lasts Forever”, “Overpopulation is Our Fault”, “Gun Violence Hurts People,” “Homelessness Can Happen to Anyone”, “Gender Equality is Unfair”, “Change Threatens Our Existence”, and “War is Devastating.”
In addition, the North Shore Middle School Global Village students took an educational and fun trip to the United Nations. Many thanks to the students, Ms. Michelle Able (teacher), Mr. Dan Mazz (teacher), and Nina Livingston (Librarian), and all of the parents for inspiring change in the world.
Article written by Shelly Newman with assistance from Ms. Michelle Abel (MS Teacher), Mr. Dan Mazz (MS Teacher), and Nina Livingston (Librarian).
Photos by Shelly Newman