Tag Archives: Global Citizenship

Reorganizing the GCE Library

After inventing a hypothetical library system, my final action project for my independent study was to create an actual system to organize the GCE library. I began with the library in room C, where the English/History classes take place. The books were piled haphazardly into a closed filing cabinet. I pulled them out stack by Read More…

Creating a Meaningful Game

For our final action project in the 162 course, we were grouped into peers to create an interactive game that that makes a difference. Any game that was, board game, puzzle, dice, cards, and many others. My partner and I chose to make a trivia game that raise awareness for UNICEF. The purpose of the Read More…

Area in Architecture

For the final action project in Street Math, we looked at how math is used to create certain types of atmosphere in urban planning. I was interested in how architects maximize or minimize space without creating atmospheres of claustrophobia or exaggerated distance. To do this, it is important to calculate area of a room. Below Read More…

(Slut)Walking in Memphis

ZF and I worked together for our last Action Project in Policy to start a conversation on our streets and through the internet about sexual harassment and rape culture. We did this using the Slutwalk movement as an example, but taking our own spin on it. We designed our own mini posters (pictured above) to Read More…

The Saga of Food Production

This post is about a mural I had to create for my Food For Thought course. What I was supposed to capture through this project was to show each unit of the course through by drawing pictures that connected and gave an idea of what we learned. I am proud that I was able to Read More…

Farmer’s Markets Chicago

For our final action project in the Policy course, Students were given an option to work solo or in a group to understand better use of commons. I was happy to have the opportunity to work in a group. My group, SM, JH and HP, decided to make a short documentary, interviewing the people working Read More…

Mixtape Making Part 1 of 9

I was given the task (along with 9 other kids) to pick 2 songs that would be great for setting the mood at a graduation for our school. While I looked for these songs I looked for songs that had good beats, good timbres, and good pitches. I learned what kind of beats, timbres, and Read More…

Service: Chicago Books to Women in Prison

The third unit of our humanities class, Policy, focused on rights. Our action project was to find an organization that promoted a human right and volunteer for them. Being a feminist who loves to read, I chose to serve Chicago Books to Women in Prison, which empowers and educates women behind bars by delivering donated Read More…

Erase Me Everlong

In a class I am taking, we were learning about beats and how they make people feel. We were then given the assignment of creating a mash up in order to see the power of beat and how it moves people. I am proud that I created a song that made people get happy because Read More…

Thermal Expansion

For this action project in Street Math, the goal was to contextualize a math problem in the world of urban planning. I decided to work with thermal expansion, a concept I had studied in my physics class last year. It was interesting to understand its actual effects in the world of engineering in addition to Read More…