7th Grade Service Project
The seventh grade is currently engaged in a cross-curricular service learning project related to Alzheimer's Disease and Memory Loss. Incorporating science, art, English, and community service into learning about Alzheimer's Disease and Memory Loss. Today, they were trained on how to interact with Abe's Garden residents in preparation for their upcoming trips to the memory care facility.
The seventh grade is currently engaged in a cross-curricular service learning project related to Alzheimer's Disease and Memory Loss. In their science classes, they are learning about the nervous system, researching the impact of Alzheimer's and dementia on the nervous system, and having discussions and presentations in class. In art, they will be creating shadow boxes depicting a particular memory of an older member of their family or someone who is important to them. In English, they are reading The Giver, a novel with the theme of memory and memory loss, and discussing these issues in the context of Alzheimer's disease. Interestingly, Lois Lowry wrote The Giver in part as a reflection of her experience with a parent with memory loss. In addition to this work in the classroom, students will be traveling in small groups to Abe's Garden, a memory care facility that is right around the corner from campus. We are working together to create activities that our students will be able to do with their residents. There will also be time spent in community life discussing and completing activities related to these issues.