Each year, National Geographic rents out a giant map of a continent to schools across the nation. This year, the map was of Asia. The Minnesota Alliance for Geographic Education (MAGE) brings the giant traveling map to Minnesota for several weeks and Minnesota teachers can request to have the map at their school. In the fall, I applied for the map to visit us, and last week, Friends School of.. Read More
Great results this Saturday at State History Day. We had 12 of our 7/8th graders compete at the state level. Ten went on to the second round of judging. Eight received Honorable Mentions in their categories. Noah and Flann placed for Nationals! We couldn’t be prouder of how hard each student worked! Documentary: Noah Solomon – First Place, Junior Individual Documentary, National qualifier Emilia Topp-Johnson – Honorable Mention John Gisselquist –.. Read More
Our 7th and 8th graders did an amazing job at the History Day Regionals event. Of the sixteen projects at Regionals, ten will be going on to State and four got honorable mentions. Our school actually swept the documentary category with all four of our documentary projects going on to State.
Every two years, the 7th and 8th grade humanities classes participate in National History Day, a program that over half a million middle and high school students take part in each year. Students choose a topic to research and connect their topic to an annual theme. The 2014 theme is Rights and Responsibilities in History. Friends School of Minnesota students chose a variety of topics to research, from the Salem witch trials to the.. Read More
In Friends School of Minnesota’s 7th and 8th grade humanities classes this year, we are focussing on the Quaker value of integrity. Our guiding questions for the year are: How have societies changed by interaction with other societies? How do I keep my values when confronted by counter values? How do people decide when and how to take a stand? The 7th and 8th humanities students have been studying the.. Read More
Holocaust Survivor, Charles Fodor spoke to the Friends School of Minnesota 7th and 8th graders this week. They are studying World War II and the Holocaust in their humanities classes, focusing on the Quaker value of integrity.
Friends School of Minnesota 7th and 8th graders made their first of many trips to Crosby Farm Regional Park today! This year-long series of field trips is part of an integrated unit of study coordinated with the middle school science, math, humanities teachers and specialists. We gathered by the river to take river notes, measure the air and water temperature, current rate, wind speed, and river height. We then discussed phenology and.. Read More
Friends School of Minnesota is a very active professional community, with high expectations. This school year, we selected two areas for comprehensive review: geography and technology education. The geography review is complete and should help us to improve both our educational program and understanding of what geography encompasses.