School is buzzing over our Identity theme. This concept of Identity reaches deep into every discipline: mathematicians engage with heredity by studying Mendel's experiments and using Punnett squares to calculate probabilities of inheritance. Poets and artists dig deep with self-portraits and illustrations of Whitman's Song of Myself. Anthropologists discover who we are as humans with Paul Salopek's Out of Eden walk. Linguists study Aeneas' development from hero to father of the Trojan refugees. Cultural historians reflect on what it means to be an American and discuss the origins of First Nations people. The students take on these topics and orientations, transferring their knowledge from experience to experience and all the while enhancing their own knowledge of themselves in relation to others. The opportunity to engage, interweave, develop, extend and celebrate is ripe with potential. Please check the teachers' blogs and our Facebook feed to experience Identity as it unfolds over the next two months.
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