Presenting… Today’s Independent Research!

imagesWho was Clovis I and to what extent did he care about being popular?
How did WW2 impact the life of my grandparents?
How do stealth planes work and why was the recent U.S.- South Korean exercise so controversial?
Why did Arsenal have a sudden dip in performance during the trophy drought from 2006 onward?
How and why did Coco Chanel become such a famous fashion designer?
What is Project Skylon and will it be a success?
What elements mainly led to the allies winning the first battle of Maren?
How did Filippo Brunelleschi become such a famous architect during the Renaissance?

For the past few weeks, 7th grade students have been investigating questions like these using the historical method.  This week, each student will present their findings in a formal research presentation.  Their questions reflect the diversity and wide range of interests among our students. Created by teachers to align with the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program (IBDP) Extended Essay, designing, investigating and writing about independent research is an important key performance in our Middle School social studies program.

By Sara Rich, MS curriculum coordinator