Geometry (taught by Ms. Gonzalez): In geometry class, the 10th graders have studied different types of angles. Supplementary, complementary, and vertical angles and how to find the values for each under many different situations.
Global Studies 10 (taught by Ms. Solig, and Ms. O'Brien ): In Global Studies 10, students are currently working on the Dystopian Future Project. Students are exploring not only the aspects of authority within a society but also, what happens when this authority is abused. They will reflect on what rights an individual has within a society and further, who is responsible for protecting those rights if they are taken away.
Students are reading either Lois Lowry’s The Giver, Octavia Butler’s Parable of the Sower, or Orson Scott Card's Ender's Game and analyzing in what ways these books served to highlight injustices within their worlds at the time when they were published.
They will further research and explore what happens when a society demands more from their government and the subsequent revolutions that occured.
Ultimately, through this project, we hope students gain a sense of the purpose of dystopian literature and how, through art, an individual can take a stand against and question the abuses of power in a society.
The driving question asks: What are the current threats to freedom in our society? If we're not careful, what happens when this threat becomes a reality?