Posted: Dec 18, 2012 at 12:28 PM [Dec 18, 2012]
It takes a village. The Middle School students of Go Like the Wind Montessori School will be presenting their findings of a recently completed integrated unit of study, “A Sense of Place: The Study of Ann Arbor” at the main branch of the Ann Arbor Public Library on Tuesday, December 18th from 6 to 8 pm. The students’ presentations will focus on how the community of Ann Arbor functions through the interdependent workings of the government, commerce, religion, industry, environment, law, education and the arts.
The Middle School students gained a deeper understanding of the city by spending time with local librarians, historians, authors and Mayor John Hieftje. Students also took extensive tours of local historic buildings and museums; wading through the Huron River to collect and analyze samples; digging through archival and primary source documents; and interviewing local business owners, professors, artists, musicians, city officials, and police officers. Their presentations will reflect their findings and interviews.
The public is invited to this free event on Tuesday, December 18th from 6-8 pm, at the downtown branch of the Ann Arbor District Library. The students will be sharing their work as follows:
Following the presentations, there will be light refreshments for the School’s guests. The community members who have supported the students during this unit of study will be in attendance and will be honored for their generous contributions.
Go Like the Wind Montessori School is a private, independent school providing authentic Montessori education to children, ages 3 months to grade 9. This year marks 25 years of service to the community of Ann Arbor and beyond. All of our classrooms are staffed by certified and experienced Montessori educators who are dedicated to helping each child reach their full personal and academic potential. The school is affiliated with the American Montessori Society, International Montessori Council, North American Montessori Teacher Association and the Michigan Montessori Society. To find out more, please visit www.golikethewind.com.
Doug Collier, Head of School