Monthly Archives: November 2010

Hello world!

November 4, 2010 at 9:15 pm, by

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Taking Notes

November 3, 2010 at 7:38 pm, by

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Black and Brown free write

November 3, 2010 at 7:19 pm, by

Black Black is the color of mystery To some, the color of misery For some reason i don’t know why, we are always relating this color to sad and bad things. We dress in black for funerals or when we want to represent evil creatures on Halloween. I see the color black as freedom No [...]

Dia de los Muertos

November 2, 2010 at 9:25 pm, by

We went to the beautiful Day of the Dead exhibit at the National Museum of Mexican Fine Arts a couple of weeks ago with the Juniors and finally got the inspiration to blog about it. We spent the time before the trip talking about colors and what colors complement each other. Each student picked one [...]

Where I’m from

November 2, 2010 at 8:41 pm, by

I am from Congo because I was born in the Congo. When I was about 10 years old I learned where I come from. I learned that my ancestors come from Burundi and my mom born in there too. There … Continue reading

Propaganda as Education?

November 2, 2010 at 1:53 pm, by

The juniors spent some time looking at and defining propaganda. We got in a pretty heated discussion about whether or not there is a difference between propaganda and education. Their upcoming assignment is to create two videos- the student are split up into two groups and one group is responsible to present information using propaganda [...]

Project Soapbox Competition

November 2, 2010 at 1:53 pm, by

This week,  GCE’s junior class will be participating in Chicago’s Soapbox Competition. The competition begins in classrooms throughout Chicago,  and finalists will move on to the Citywide Public Speaking Competition on Saturday, November 13th at the Illinois Institute of Technology. Project Soapbox is a call to action. It gives high school students the opportunity to [...]

How to make a Green Theatre

November 2, 2010 at 1:44 pm, by

Last Friday we visited the Mayne Stage theatre, to explore and understand the Water and Trash systems of a sustainable environment. The Mayne Stage Theatre, originally the Morse Theatre, opened in 1912 as a nicklelodeon and has gone through many incarnations – a furniture warehouse, an independent cinema house (with air conditioning!), a synagogue and [...]

Blogging in or about Spanish at GCE

November 2, 2010 at 1:43 pm, by

Estimados colegas, estudiantes y personas interesadas, Me gustaría saber que saben de o en Español y que cosas o aspectos del Español les interesaría aprender. Muchas Gracias Dear colleagues, students and interested people, I would like to know what you know … Continue reading

How to make a Green Theatre

November 2, 2010 at 8:44 am, by

Last Friday we visited the Mayne Stage theatre, to explore and understand the Water and Trash systems of a sustainable environment. The Mayne Stage Theatre, originally the Morse Theatre, opened in 1912 as a nicklelodeon and has gone through many incarnations – a furniture warehouse, an independent cinema house (with air conditioning!), a synagogue and Read More…