Parents, teachers, Board members, and Seniors (5th- and 6th-grade students) gathered on September 27 for the Middle Schoolers’ presentations about Who Really Discovered America. The Seniors did a wonderful job listening, taking notes, and, after contemplation and discussion, deciding that the true discoverers of America are the Siberians or Paleo-Indians, who walked into the continent […]
After studying and researching claims of “Who Really Discovered America?” the North Branch School 7th and 8th graders decided to act upon what they learned. The class wrote a letter proposing Columbus Day no longer be a holiday and suggesting alternatives. Their request went to Senators Kaine and Warner, Representatives Hurt and Goodlatte, and President […]
It’s a question that scholars are still debating. Our Middle School students watched a History Channel video of the same title, which presents many, but not all, of the claims. Based on notes they took and classroom discussions, students chose the discoverer they wanted to represent. This is the first time in over 15 years […]
Middle Schoolers will represent explorers and peoples, all claiming to have discovered America. Come listen and decide for yourself.
On Tuesday, the Middle Schoolers debated Who Really Discovered America?” The students presented twelve different people or groups, all demanding credit for the discovery. Which one will convince you? You might be surprised. Watch the video below and then decide what you think. The audience included family members and the Senior class, who took notes […]