The grade 9 English students have started their unit on The Epic of Gilgamesh. After studying their copies of the ancient story, students applied their knowledge of the plot to create timelines that described different plot points of the epic and their relations to the stages of Campbell’s “The Hero’s Journey”.
After two weeks of learning about set theory, the grade 9 math students started enhancing their mental math skills through an interactive activity. They were given a deck of cards and were asked to add up the numbers that appeared on each as quickly as possible. The activity is completed in pairs and students will also be evaluated on it.
This week, the grade 9 English students began presenting their timeline projects based on Neil Gaiman’s quote: “Without our stories we are incomplete”. Students reflected on their lives and pinpointed key forms of literature that impacted who they’d become, which helped them realize the power that stories hold.