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Virtual reality field trips

GOOGLE EXPEDITIONS

[ISTE Standard: Global Collaborator]

Google Cardboard brings immersive experiences to the classroom. As a part of this project redesign the “Ancient Egypt” Google Expedition was brought to the class with Google Cardboard Headsets. VR simulations allow students to explore different realities and have an alternative learning experience that is impossible in the traditional classroom. Students were very engaged with their experience of visiting the material they were learning about in class.

middle school Virtual spring break

Welcome Sixth Graders!

Scroll through this page and click on the upside down triangle 🔻 to view the virtual field trip information for each class.

6th Grade Humanities: Virtual Field Trip Info

Investigating Virtual MUSEUMS Around the World

As we look at different ways to share our civilization artifacts in a virtual museum, we want you to explore different virtual museums from around the world.

From the links below ↓, you will choose at least two virtual museums to explore. They offer 360° tours, interactive displays, videos, podcasts and more. Click around your chosen museums to find the different techniques they use to inform, share experiences and engage their audience.

Virtual Museum Links:

6th Grade Math: Virtual Field Trip Info

Math in the NBA

Careers That Count A Virtual Field Trip with the NBA Video Link 🔗

Watch the video and take notes on any aspects that interest you. Choose one topic to discuss further with the class.

6th Grade Science: Virtual Field Trip Info

Kitchen Chemistry: Unraveling the mysteries of home cooking through science

Serious Eats: The Food Lab Link 🔗

Food and Cooking Chemistry Link 🔗

Want to learn some chemistry? Look no further than your kitchen! Since we're all quarantined at home, what better time to experiment with a new recipe or cook an old favorite to provide some comfort. Believe it or not, much of cooking and baking is rooted in the science of chemistry.

Here's what you will do:

  • Cook or bake a favorite recipe or find a new recipe that you'd like to try.

  • Document your time in the kitchen through a series of pictures or take a short video.

  • Check out the link (or any other resource you find) to see if you can figure out if there's any chemistry involved in your recipe.

  • Come to our science meeting ready to share what you made!

6th Grade Spanish: Virtual Field Trip Info

Exploring Two Festivals in Spain: Las Fallas and La Tomatina

The Fallas Festival Video Link 🔗

La Tomatina Festival Video Link 🔗

En La tierra hay un país: España. En el país España hay dos ciudades. Una ciudad se llama Valencia, y la otra ciudad pequeña se llama Buñol.

These two cities are located in a region in Spain that is also called Valencia (it is like a state).

In Spain there are many Festivals that are worldwide known, like “The running of the bulls”, or La Feria de Sevilla, or La Semana Santa…and many more. However, I am going to take you to a trip to Valencia, the Spanish region where I grew up and my family lives in. I am going to introduce you to two Festivals that attract thousands of tourist every year and that I think are very interesting and fun.

Watch the two videos (links above ↑). Then answer the questions below in English in preparation to our meeting and then we can discuss what you have learned and your opinions about them.

Have fun! and see you soon!

LAS FALLAS

  1. What is “Las Fallas”?

  2. When and where this festival takes place? What is the purpose of “Las Fallas”?

  3. What is a "Falla"? What is made of?

  4. What happens with the Fallas the last day of the festival? Why?

6th Grade Mandarin: Virtual Field Trip Info

Virtual Trips to China

Xian City Tour Video Link 🔗

Historical Tour of China (Beijing, Luoyang, Xi'an) Link 🔗

Museum of Qin Terracotta Virtual Tour Link 🔗

First, watch each of the short videos and visit the museum link above .

As you watch and visit, take some notes about what interests you most.

  • Where do you want to visit? And why?

  • What food do you want to try?

  • Finally, how do you say the above things in Chinese?

6th Grade Coding: Virtual Field Trip Info

The Apollo Navigation Computer

Apollo Space Program Video Link 🔗

Watch the video from the link above . In this video they talk about the creation of the computer that helped the Apollo spacecraft travel to and from the Moon.

While watching the video listen for particular points at which they talk about "writing" the program the computer uses.

  • How does this differ from the way we write programs today?

  • Can you think of anything that is still the same about computers since the 1960's?

6th Grade Visual Arts: Virtual Field Trip Info

Art Up Close

Google Arts & Culture: Art Camera Link 🔗

Did you catch that? Click the link above and scroll through this collection of paintings to take a closer look and details and brushstrokes. Sometimes artists hide things in paintings - like easter eggs in a movie - for viewers to find.

Choose 3 artworks that draw your attention.

Spend time looking through all the details and learning about the story behind them.

  • What draws you to them?

  • What to they have in common?

  • How do different artists use different techniques?

  • Are you inspired to make artwork of your own?

6th Grade Music: Virtual Field Trip Info

Craft in America: Music Episode

Craft in America: Music Link 🔗

This is a PBS special presentation of musical instrument makers / innovators, who have taken their respective instruments to new heights (ukelele, trumpet , guitar, mallets). Watch the episode.

Consider this question while watching:

  • What are the challenges and possibilities with making and modifying instruments in relationship to the musicians and their music?

6th Grade Performing Arts: Virtual Field Trip Info

Broadway World: Puffs play

Broadway World: Puffs Play Link 🔗

The provided link will take you to Broadway World, a streaming site for plays! Because we are all working on our own plays, you will be watching "Puffs". You will need to click the log-in button in the upper-right corner and use the username and password provided above .

Play Synopsis: For seven years a certain boy wizard went to a certain Wizard School and conquered evil. This, however, is not his story. This is the story of the Puffs... who just happened to be there, too. A tale for anyone who has never been destined to save the world.

Questions for you as the viewer:

  • How does seeing this particular play inspire you as a playwright?

  • Did you find anything surprising about the content?

Let's meet up over Spring Break and chat about it!!

6th Grade Physical Education: Virtual Field Trip Info

Choose your own Peloton Experience

Peloton Link 🔗

You'll need to sign up and access the 90-Day Free Trial with Peloton. Don't worry you won't have to share your payment information as long as you can download and sign-up on the Peloton app through the apple app store, google play store, or amazon app store on your cell phone.

Once you have logged in on your phone, you can then go onto your laptop and login using the same username and password as you did on your phone.

Select one of the workouts to complete! You can click into one of the workouts and if it looks too easy or difficult you can end it and check out another one. Once you find a class that you are excited about, complete the workout! Some of my favorite instructors are Jess Sims, Ally Love & Oliver Lee!

During the workout, I want you to think about a couple of things:

  • Is this challenging?

  • Do you vibe with the instructor?

  • Is the music that the instructor selected allowing you to "get in the zone"?

  • Did you enjoy the class?

  • Would you recommend someone else taking the class?

Welcome Seventh Graders!

Scroll through this page and click on the upside down triangle 🔻 to view the virtual field trip information for each class.

7th Grade Humanities: Virtual Field Trip Info

A Virtual Tour of the Seven Seas

This American Life: I Am Not A Pirate Link 🔗

Click on the link above and listen to each of the three parts (the Prologue, Act I, and Act II) of this podcast. Scroll down the page to see all three parts. You can download the transcript to read along while you listen.

After each part, write a SIT: something that surprised you, something that interested you, and something that troubled you.

Bring your SITs to our class meeting to discuss.

7th Grade Math: Virtual Field Trip Info

Exploring Cryptography and Keeping track of days!

Cryptography: Crash Course Computer Science #33 [YouTube Video] Link 🔗

Computer science Journey into cryptography Ancient cryptography [Khan Academy] Link 🔗

Amazing Calendar Trick Video Link 🔗

Click on any link and enjoy!

  • How does cryptography relate to Marcy Cook Tasks that we use in class when we do station rotations, or our Pizzazz-a-thon activities?

  • How is what you watched different?

  • Why are those similarities and differences important to understanding the beauty of mathematics?

7th Grade Special Topics in Mathematics : Virtual Field Trip Info

Geometry, It’s Elementary, My Dear Students, Or Is It?

Euclid's Elements of Geometry PDF Link 🔗

The First Six Books of the Elements of Euclid PDF Link 🔗

The First Six Books of the Elements of Euclid with Coloured Diagrams and Symbols Link 🔗

The Digital Universe Link 🔗

Around 300 BCE, Euclid wrote a book called Elements, which includes his definitions and theorems regarding plane geometry. The book actually consisted of thirteen books. Apparently, thirteen was Euclid’s lucky number. Plane geometry occupies books 1-4 and 6. Here’s a link to an English translation of the Elements with a Greek version, which Euclid used, in side-by-side comparison: Euclid's Elements of Geometry 🔗

In 1847, Oliver Bryne publish a colorful rendition of the first six books of Euclid’s Elements. Here’s a link to a pdf of the book: The First Six Books of the Elements of Euclid 🔗

Now, an interactive version of Byrne’s book has been put online: The First Six Books of the Elements of Euclid with Coloured Diagrams and Symbols Link 🔗

In this virtual field trip, you will explore Euclid’s Elements, primarily Book 1.

First, enter Book 1. Then scan over the definitions, postulates, axioms, and elucidations. You’ll notice that “s” and “c” at times have different scripts than today. That’s because Bryne wrote in the middle of the nineteenth century and languages and scripts evolve over time. You should also recognize that much in the definitions, postulates, axioms, and elucidations has come up in our class. Also, note that if you click on a drawing in the text, it will isolate it in the nearby diagram. If you click on the diagram, it will return to full presence. While scanning, note anything in these sections that stands out to you.

Now, consider Proposition 1, the first proof. It demonstrates how to construct an equilateral triangle. Read through the demonstration. Notice how clever Euclid is. He constructs circles with the same radius but has them intersect with the other circle’s center. That forces all the sides of the triangle to be radii of the two circles with equal radii. Thus, it creates an equilateral triangle. The text in parentheses notes the justification for a step and refers back to prior definitions, postulates, axioms, and propositions. However, the creativity comes from realizing to draw the circles they way he did. That’s what makes him a mathematician and not merely a logician. Mathematics equals reason plus imagination, rationality plus creativity.

Next, consider Proposition IV. It’s the first theorem. It’s a proof that SAS shows congruence. Read through it. What was the insight that Euclid based his proof on? This is like drawing the two circles to demonstrate Proposition 1, but here it’s a different inventive move. Notice, the rules of logic and reason are the same, but the creative move is different. What was it?

Next, consider Proposition V. It’s the second theorem. It’s a proof that an isosceles triangle has equal base angle. It’s a different proof than the one we used in class because Euclid hasn’t yet shown how to bisect an angle. He shows that in Proposition IX. Here, he uses Proposition IV or SAS twice. To follow the proof, it helps to click on the images to see the steps by which he constructs the main diagram. Again, try to identify the creative insights Euclid had that allowed him to create this proof based on SAS.

Now, spend some time looking through Book 1 and the other Books. See if you can identify a proof for a theorem that we have covered in class, such as parallel line and transversals, and see if you can understand Euclid’s proof.

Once you finish that go to go to the Digital Universe 🔗

Play The Known Universe. You will travel from Earth to the end of the known universe and back with everything to scale. Make any connections you can to mathematics and bring them to the discussion. But, really, this is just here because it’s cool.

7th Grade Science: Virtual Field Trip Info

Outbreak: Epidemics in a Connected World

Natural History Museum Outbreak: Epidemics in a Connected World Exhibit Link 🔗

Virtual Tour Link 🔗

Welcome to the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History. The world's most popular natural history museum is dedicated to understanding the natural world and our place in it. Delve into the fascinating story of our planet, from its fiery beginnings through billions of years of transformation, and explore life on Earth through exhibitions and activities, collection objects and research that happens in the lab and in the field. The museum is larger than 18 football fields and is home to the largest natural history collection in the world.

For your virtual field trip you will be exploring a current exhibit which invites you to join epidemiologists, veterinarians, public health workers, and citizens as they rush to identify and respond to infectious diseases, such as HIV/AIDS, Ebola virus, influenza, Zika virus, and others.

Click the Virtual Tour Link and scroll down the page until you get to the section for Outbreak: Epidemics in a Connected World. Tour each of the eight exhibits. Follow the instructions below.

Here's what you will do:

  1. Follow the link to the virtual tour and explore all 8 locations.

  2. Pick a specific artifact or object from the exhibit that you find particularly interesting or relevant.

  3. Take a screen shot of the artifact or portion of the exhibit and save it on your computer.

  4. Join our science meeting and share why you chose your artifact.

7th Grade Spanish: Virtual Field Trip Info

Visit important landmarks of Latin America

Join Nearpod Presentation Link 🔗

Click the link to the Nearpod presentation. Join the self-paced session using your name. Explore the different important landmarks of Latin America! When we join for our discussion, let's discuss what you saw.

7th Grade Mandarin: Virtual Field Trip Info

A Journey to Beijing

Beijing Travel Guide Link 🔗

First click the link above. Scroll down the page, you will watch the short video "Things to do in Beijing" located under the Overview title.

This video will give you a general idea of Beijing. Then spend about 20 minutes reading over the page.

As you watch and read, take some notes about what attracts you most.

  • Where do you want to visit? And why?

  • What food do you want to try?

  • And what is the best time to go?

  • Finally, how to say the above things in Chinese?

7th Grade Coding: Virtual Field Trip Info

The Apollo Navigation Computer

Apollo Space Program Video Link 🔗

Watch the video from the link above . In this video they talk about the creation of the computer that helped the Apollo spacecraft travel to and from the Moon.

While watching the video listen for particular points at which they talk about "writing" the program the computer uses.

  • How does this differ from the way we write programs today?

  • Can you think of anything that is still the same about computers since the 1960's?

7th Grade Visual Arts: Virtual Field Trip Info

Art Up Close

Google Arts & Culture: Art Camera Link 🔗

Did you catch that? Click the link above and scroll through this collection of paintings to take a closer look and details and brushstrokes. Sometimes artists hide things in paintings - like easter eggs in a movie - for viewers to find.

Choose 3 artworks that draw your attention.

Spend time looking through all the details and learning about the story behind them.

  • What draws you to them?

  • What to they have in common?

  • How do different artists use different techniques?

  • Are you inspired to make artwork of your own?

7th Grade Graphic Arts: Virtual Field Trip Info

NOCAL Art Adventure / San Francisco

de Young Museum Link 🔗

SFMOMA Museum Link 🔗

Asian Art Museum Link 🔗

Choose one (or more) of these three great art museums of San Francisco. Navigate the website(s) spending at least 20 minutes exploring the exhibits.

Make note of your three of the works of art you discover.

  • What do those three pieces have in common?

  • How are they different?

  • What do those similarities and differences?

  • Tell us about the artist that created them?

Please capture each of the three images you prefer so we can all see what your discovered!

7th Grade Music: Virtual Field Trip Info

Craft in America: Music Episode

Craft in America: Music Link 🔗

This is a PBS special presentation of musical instrument makers / innovators, who have taken their respective instruments to new heights (ukelele, trumpet , guitar, mallets). Watch the episode.

Consider this question while watching:

  • What are the challenges and possibilities with making and modifying instruments in relationship to the musicians and their music?

7th Grade Performing Arts: Virtual Field Trip Info

Teaching with Testimony

Teaching with Testimony Link 🔗

In order to wrap up our Anne Frank unit in the Performing Arts class, you will do a virtual field trip through the USC Shoah Foundation. Once you are on the link, click on the video of "Our Stories are Stronger than Hate". You will see the testimony of survivors and witnesses of genocide, as well as from other young people around the country who have experienced hate.

As you watch, you should think about the emotions you feel, consider questions you have, and think about connections you can make both to the storytellers, the events they describe, and the personal details they share.

7th Grade Physical Education: Virtual Field Trip Info

Choose your own Peloton Experience

Peloton Link 🔗

You'll need to sign up and access the 90-Day Free Trial with Peloton. Don't worry you won't have to share your payment information as long as you can download and sign-up on the Peloton app through the apple app store, google play store, or amazon app store on your cell phone.

Once you have logged in on your phone, you can then go onto your laptop and login using the same username and password as you did on your phone.

Select one of the workouts to complete! You can click into one of the workouts and if it looks too easy or difficult you can end it and check out another one. Once you find a class that you are excited about, complete the workout! Some of my favorite instructors are Jess Sims, Ally Love & Oliver Lee!

During the workout, I want you to think about a couple of things:

  • Is this challenging?

  • Do you vibe with the instructor?

  • Is the music that the instructor selected allowing you to "get in the zone"?

  • Did you enjoy the class?

  • Would you recommend someone else taking the class?

Welcome Eighth Graders!

Scroll through this page and click on the upside down triangle 🔻 to view the virtual field trip information for each class.

8th Grade Humanities: Virtual Field Trip Info

Civil War Battle Sites

Google Presentation Link 🔗

Open the Google Presentation. In this presentation you will find virtual tours and exhibit links for six famous Civil War battles. You will explore at least two of these virtual tours and exhibit links listed. As you explore, you will take notes on a Google Doc that you will turn in to your teacher via Google Classroom after spring break.

8th Grade Math: Virtual Field Trip Info

Creating a Pendulum

Make a Pendulum Video Link 🔗

How To Make a Pendulum Video Link 🔗

The last day in class we discussed pendulums and how they are a square root function of the length of the pendulum related to time.

During this spring break, you will create your own pendulum. Watch the two video from YouTube (links above). These have some rough instructions on how to create it, but don't consider this a constraint.

You can make this out of whatever materials you have at home (don't have a string? use wire, a shoelace, an extension cord) and make it as large or as small as desired. Then record a video of you giving your pendulum a push and watch it achieve periodic motion, where it goes back and forth for a consistent amount of time.

Submit the video to google classroom when done.

If you are so inclined, and physics is your jam, then check out this article from Wired about the equation we investigated in class.

8th Grade Special Topics in Mathematics : Virtual Field Trip Info

Geometry, It’s Elementary, My Dear Students, Or Is It?

Euclid's Elements of Geometry PDF Link 🔗

The First Six Books of the Elements of Euclid PDF Link 🔗

The First Six Books of the Elements of Euclid with Coloured Diagrams and Symbols Link 🔗

The Digital Universe Link 🔗

Around 300 BCE, Euclid wrote a book called Elements, which includes his definitions and theorems regarding plane geometry. The book actually consisted of thirteen books. Apparently, thirteen was Euclid’s lucky number. Plane geometry occupies books 1-4 and 6. Here’s a link to an English translation of the Elements with a Greek version, which Euclid used, in side-by-side comparison: Euclid's Elements of Geometry 🔗

In 1847, Oliver Bryne publish a colorful rendition of the first six books of Euclid’s Elements. Here’s a link to a pdf of the book: The First Six Books of the Elements of Euclid 🔗

Now, an interactive version of Byrne’s book has been put online: The First Six Books of the Elements of Euclid with Coloured Diagrams and Symbols Link 🔗

In this virtual field trip, you will explore Euclid’s Elements, primarily Book 1.

First, enter Book 1. Then scan over the definitions, postulates, axioms, and elucidations. You’ll notice that “s” and “c” at times have different scripts than today. That’s because Bryne wrote in the middle of the nineteenth century and languages and scripts evolve over time. You should also recognize that much in the definitions, postulates, axioms, and elucidations has come up in our class. Also, note that if you click on a drawing in the text, it will isolate it in the nearby diagram. If you click on the diagram, it will return to full presence. While scanning, note anything in these sections that stands out to you.

Now, consider Proposition 1, the first proof. It demonstrates how to construct an equilateral triangle. Read through the demonstration. Notice how clever Euclid is. He constructs circles with the same radius but has them intersect with the other circle’s center. That forces all the sides of the triangle to be radii of the two circles with equal radii. Thus, it creates an equilateral triangle. The text in parentheses notes the justification for a step and refers back to prior definitions, postulates, axioms, and propositions. However, the creativity comes from realizing to draw the circles they way he did. That’s what makes him a mathematician and not merely a logician. Mathematics equals reason plus imagination, rationality plus creativity.

Next, consider Proposition IV. It’s the first theorem. It’s a proof that SAS shows congruence. Read through it. What was the insight that Euclid based his proof on? This is like drawing the two circles to demonstrate Proposition 1, but here it’s a different inventive move. Notice, the rules of logic and reason are the same, but the creative move is different. What was it?

Next, consider Proposition V. It’s the second theorem. It’s a proof that an isosceles triangle has equal base angle. It’s a different proof than the one we used in class because Euclid hasn’t yet shown how to bisect an angle. He shows that in Proposition IX. Here, he uses Proposition IV or SAS twice. To follow the proof, it helps to click on the images to see the steps by which he constructs the main diagram. Again, try to identify the creative insights Euclid had that allowed him to create this proof based on SAS.

Now, spend some time looking through Book 1 and the other Books. See if you can identify a proof for a theorem that we have covered in class, such as parallel line and transversals, and see if you can understand Euclid’s proof.

Once you finish that go to go to the Digital Universe 🔗

Play The Known Universe. You will travel from Earth to the end of the known universe and back with everything to scale. Make any connections you can to mathematics and bring them to the discussion. But, really, this is just here because it’s cool.

8th Grade Science: Virtual Field Trip Info

Trash Sculpture!

Trash Sculpture Directions as a Google Doc Link 🔗

Instead of a virtual field trip, for science we are going to connect to our environment in a different way, through our trash!

Purpose:

  1. To explore the waste we produce and start to think about how it connects us to our environment.

  2. To exercise your creativity and inspire others to think about their waste.

Task:

You will make a sculpture, item, or craft using only materials from your trash or recycling.

Be creative, there are no wrong ways to do this project as long as you are making something of your own from trash. You may enlist family members to help if you wish (and they are willing).

Steps:

  1. Watch this video (Feel free to look around on the internet for other inspiration)

  2. Go to your recycling/trash and find a few materials you may have to work with

  3. Brainstorm ideas and start making something

  4. In class on Monday April, 6, we will share our work together.

Here are some ideas if you are stuck: A trash tower, a mosaic, a robot, an animal, a car, a boat, an airplane, a mobile for babies, a fort, a key chain, a hat, an article of clothing, a terrarium, an enclosed ecosystem, a costume, a collage, the Earth, a castle, a house, abstract art, a basket, a game, decoration for a wall, something meaningful, something funny, something functional, something useless, etc. etc. etc.

Your craft can be large or tiny, made from 1 piece of trash or from multiple pieces.

8th Grade Spanish: Virtual Field Trip Info

Visit important landmarks of Latin America

Join Nearpod Presentation Link 🔗

Click the link to the Nearpod presentation. Join the self-paced session using your name. Explore the different important landmarks of Latin America! When we join for our discussion, let's discuss what you saw.

8th Grade Mandarin: Virtual Field Trip Info

A Journey to Beijing

Beijing Travel Guide Link 🔗

First click the link above. Scroll down the page, you will watch the short video "Things to do in Beijing" located under the Overview title.

This video will give you a general idea of Beijing. Then spend about 20 minutes reading over the page.

As you watch and read, take some notes about what attracts you most.

  • Where do you want to visit? And why?

  • What food do you want to try?

  • And what is the best time to go?

  • Finally, how to say the above things in Chinese?

8th Grade Coding: Virtual Field Trip Info

The Apollo Navigation Computer

Apollo Space Program Video Link 🔗

Watch the video from the link above . In this video they talk about the creation of the computer that helped the Apollo spacecraft travel to and from the Moon.

While watching the video listen for particular points at which they talk about "writing" the program the computer uses.

  • How does this differ from the way we write programs today?

  • Can you think of anything that is still the same about computers since the 1960's?

8th Grade Visual Arts: Virtual Field Trip Info

Art Up Close

Google Arts & Culture: Art Camera Link 🔗

Did you catch that? Click the link above and scroll through this collection of paintings to take a closer look and details and brushstrokes. Sometimes artists hide things in paintings - like easter eggs in a movie - for viewers to find.

Choose 3 artworks that draw your attention.

Spend time looking through all the details and learning about the story behind them.

  • What draws you to them?

  • What to they have in common?

  • How do different artists use different techniques?

  • Are you inspired to make artwork of your own?

8th Grade Graphic Arts: Virtual Field Trip Info

NOCAL Art Adventure / San Francisco

de Young Museum Link 🔗

SFMOMA Museum Link 🔗

Asian Art Museum Link 🔗

Choose one (or more) of these three great art museums of San Francisco. Navigate the website(s) spending at least 20 minutes exploring the exhibits.

Make note of your three of the works of art you discover.

  • What do those three pieces have in common?

  • How are they different?

  • What do those similarities and differences?

  • Tell us about the artist that created them?

Please capture each of the three images you prefer so we can all see what your discovered!

8th Grade Music: Virtual Field Trip Info

Craft in America: Music Episode

Craft in America: Music Link 🔗

This is a PBS special presentation of musical instrument makers / innovators, who have taken their respective instruments to new heights (ukelele, trumpet , guitar, mallets). Watch the episode.

Consider this question while watching:

  • What are the challenges and possibilities with making and modifying instruments in relationship to the musicians and their music?

8th Grade Performing Arts: Virtual Field Trip Info

Teaching with Testimony

Teaching with Testimony Link 🔗

In order to wrap up our Anne Frank unit in the Performing Arts class, you will do a virtual field trip through the USC Shoah Foundation. Once you are on the link, click on the video of "Our Stories are Stronger than Hate". You will see the testimony of survivors and witnesses of genocide, as well as from other young people around the country who have experienced hate.

As you watch, you should think about the emotions you feel, consider questions you have, and think about connections you can make both to the storytellers, the events they describe, and the personal details they share.

8th Grade Physical Education: Virtual Field Trip Info

Choose your own Peloton Experience

Peloton Link 🔗

You'll need to sign up and access the 90-Day Free Trial with Peloton. Don't worry you won't have to share your payment information as long as you can download and sign-up on the Peloton app through the apple app store, google play store, or amazon app store on your cell phone.

Once you have logged in on your phone, you can then go onto your laptop and login using the same username and password as you did on your phone.

Select one of the workouts to complete! You can click into one of the workouts and if it looks too easy or difficult you can end it and check out another one. Once you find a class that you are excited about, complete the workout! Some of my favorite instructors are Jess Sims, Ally Love & Oliver Lee!

During the workout, I want you to think about a couple of things:

  • Is this challenging?

  • Do you vibe with the instructor?

  • Is the music that the instructor selected allowing you to "get in the zone"?

  • Did you enjoy the class?

  • Would you recommend someone else taking the class?