Seventh-graders explore ‘Dark Continent’
Saturday, December 4, 2010
Drawing in a variety of learning styles and curriculum, Tour of Africa Day for seventh-graders at Thomas Jefferson Middle School is a culmination of weeks of interdisciplinary study.
The 14th annual event held Friday morning allowed students to explore the “Dark Continent” with guest speakers, who are from a featured country or have visited one. Beyond their studies in the social studies class, seventh-graders learned about the continent’s infectious diseases in science class, wrote African folktales in language arts, and made masks and shields in art class.