Capitol Hill Day School Children as Change Makers (Dec2017 Hill Rag)

Capitol Hill Day School Children as Change Makers (Dec2017 Hill Rag)
Debby Anker

Defining and building community at Capitol Hill Day School

Capitol Hill Day School 6th Graders are helping prepare for the school's 50th anniversary in 2018-2019 by using their understanding of community to create videos that tell the story of the CHDS community. Students are conducting interviews; collecting images, words, and music; and researching school archival documents to help tell this story.

Working in seven groups, students are responsible for researching and creating a video on their assigned topic:

  • Community and Relationship Building
  • School History
  • Diversity
  • Mission and Philosophy
  • Daily Experience
  • Physical Spaces
  • Traditions

Students are also asking questions about how they can improve the CHDS community in each of these areas. The project will culminate with each group identifying the appropriate audience, and advocating for ways students can strengthen the community.

Visit Capitol Hill Day School to learn more about its child-centered, hands-on curriculum, and its focus on social justice education and activism. Contact to schedule a tour, or attend an Admissions Open House on December 8, from 9:00am-10:30am.

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