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Mabry Helps Children in Peru (VP)

Mrs. Miceli is one of Mabry's sixth grade Social Studies teachers. Her sister and her husband (Karen & Paul Whitley) are missionaries who work in Peru. They have actively been working to raise funds to help build an orphanage in San Francisco, Peru. Before they left for their most recent trip back to Peru, Mrs. Whitley asked Mrs. Miceli if her classes would like to collect crayons and coloring books for the orphans, who are of Incan decent. As Mabry 6th grade students will be studying about Peru and the Incans, Mrs. Miceli thought this would be a great project for her students to accept, giving her students a firsthand experience with the people of Peru.

Mrs. Miceli is so proud of her students. Their response was wonderful. They got to make a direct contribution to the people in a country they will study. And, for them to give up their Halloween candy for the orphans was an added bonus. This podcast features several Mabry students' reflections on what they saw and learned as a result of their contribution.

You can also learn more about this project at this link at the Mabry Global Learning Collaborative.

posted on: January 10, 2007

Mr. Howard's Students Make Mabry Ad (VP)

My Howard's students completed this clever little 1 minute enhanced podcast about Mabry Middle School. Enjoy!


posted on: November 06, 2006

Japan Global Collaborative Begins (VP)

Dr. Tyson is traveling to Japan as a guest of the Japan Fulbright Memorial Fund. As part of his 19 day itinerary, he will be visiting many places: Tokyo, Fukuoka, Arao, and Tamana to name a few. He will visit several schools in Arao in the Kumamoto Prefecture, learning about the culture and educational system of Japan, and sharing his travels with his 7th grade students here at Mabry (as well as students all over the world) who study this country. We look forward to exchanging information between our schools and countries.

This podcast introduces this project.


posted on: October 02, 2006

GIA Agents Conduct Global Investigations (VP)

Mrs. Glenn's 7th grade G.I.A. (Glenn's Intelligence Agency) agents begin their global investigations. Learn about what 7th grade social studies is up to @ Mabry!

You can also watch this podcast in your browser at this link.


posted on: August 24, 2006

The Realia Museum at the GIA (VP)

Mrs. Glenda Glenn, our 7th grade Advanced Content Social Studies teacher, is the Chief Educational Officer (CEO) of the Glenn Intelligence Agency (GIA as opposed to the CIA). Each of her "operatives" (students) are investigative agents in the quest for global knowledge. In the spring of 2005, she began the Realia Museum, with collections from her travels. The museum has grown with acquisitions from two grants, additional donations, and visiting exhibits.

Artifacts from the museum collection were professionally photographed by her operatives and assembled in iPhoto to create a virtual museum. This project will ultimately yield a hardback book, which will also be made available as an online pdf download. The operatives wish to share their collection with students and teachers around the globe.

As a teaser for this upcoming release in January of 2006, the GIA has sponsored the creation of this video podcast. As you view the podcast, note the exemplary museum quality of the student work.


posted on: December 12, 2005

Social Studies Projects (part 2) (VP)

Each of our sixth grade Social Studies students typically does a report on each student's family's geographic, religious, and cultural heritage. These reports have then been presented to the class as a wonderful way to highlight family heritage and values and to welcome students into a greater understanding and appreciation of the rich geographic diversity that constitutes our larger school community.

Last year the Social Studies teachers decided to use digital storytelling to make this project come alive. Students scan in pictures and take pictures of family artifacts and then combine them in video celebrating their family. This year we are sharing two of those family stories with our larger classroom, the whole world. Hopefully the friends and relatives of these children, friends and relatives who live all over the world, can see these students' work. Enjoy these student-created stories of ancestry, rich heritage, and connectedness.

This project was created by Julie. The project in the post below was created by Abby. Enjoy the work of these two 6th graders.

posted on: November 07, 2005

Social Studies Projects (part 1) (VP)

Each of our sixth grade Social Studies students typically does a report on each student's family's geographic, religious, and cultural heritage. These reports have then been presented to the class as a wonderful way to highlight family heritage and values and to welcome students into a greater understanding and appreciation of the rich geographic diversity that constitutes our larger school community.

Last year the Social Studies teachers decided to use digital storytelling to make this project come alive. Students scan in pictures and take pictures of family artifacts and then combine them in video celebrating their family. This year we are sharing two of those family stories with our larger classroom, the whole world. Hopefully the friends and relatives of these children, friends and relatives who live all over the world, can see these students' work. Enjoy these student-created stories of ancestry, rich heritage, and connectedness.

This project was created by Abby. The project in the post above was created by Julie. Enjoy the work of these two 6th graders.

posted on: November 07, 2005

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