Freshmen brought multimedia creativity to bear to create mini museum galleries showcasing the early civilizations in World History. The completed projects were displayed in the classrooms, and students visited each exhibit and answered questions and interacted with the components. Many projects featured videos and hands-on materials to reinforce their messages.
Students were exposed to the many different characteristics of the first civilizations. This project allowed them to broaden and reinforce their understanding of how these civilizations have impacted our lives today. Civilizations observed included the Sumerians, Babylonians, Egyptians, Indus Valley, and Shang Dynasty.
Over the past two weeks, Mr. Crouse and Mr. Cucinella’s students’ worked in the Learning Commons, with the assistance of Ms. Norman. Ms. Norman directed the girls on how to distinguish accredited sources to use for their topic. Students were instructed to research themes of the civilization they were assigned. Some of the themes included government, economics, arts and culture, and religion. This also exposed them to the many different research tools the Villa Maria Leaning Commons has to offer our students.