All of Mrs. Fisher's and Mr. Halferty's social studies students are working on projects related to medieval China and Japan. They have options of making a 3-D project such as Mongol or Samurai armor and weaponry, "porcelain and ceramics," maritime inventions plus many other options. Or they could research a topic such as a particular dynasty (Tang, Song, Ming) or an art form (Japanese tea ceremony, Japanese Noh or Kabuki theater), and several other options. We've been having lots of fun with cardboard, duct tape, air-dry clay, and popsicle sticks.
Mrs. Eberhardt, teacher librarian, Mr. Devlin, history teacher, and Anna Jackson, young adult librarian at Warsaw Community Public Library, worked together to help arrange for 8th grade history students to visit the public library. While there, Mrs. Jackson gave students a tour of the library and helped them locate resources for their National History Day Project.