PS/IS 686 | Brooklyn, NY

Grade 6 Humanities

“When the whole world is silent, even one voice becomes powerful.”                                                                                                                                                          -Malala Yousafzai

Since the beginning of the year, we have been working together to create a community where each voice is heard and each idea contributes to our own complex understanding of the world around us.  This year, our focus is growing individually and as a group to make our community a stronger, safer place for everyone.

As we read through our book, I Am Malala, we have started to annotate important quotes and sections that have resonated with us and noticed themes emerging.  The development of conscience, concepts of freedom and oppression, and one’s individual journey navigating with a devotion to traditions while developing a belief in one’s capacity to change the world have emerged through our discussions about the book.   In their notebooks, they’ve been writing down specific quotes from the text and why that quote was important to annotate.

Students are also finishing up their projects analyzing a natural disaster, understanding the necessary types of relief, and what organizations give the largest percentage to the people who need the most support.  As a class, we created the rubric and have been working together in groups to research and complete our projects by October 2.


We’ve also been working on labeling and drawing world maps to reflect the political boundaries and natural landscapes.  As we move forward, we will focus on specific countries in the Eastern Hemisphere.

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