This week, Hillary Clinton announced that she would be focusing much of her campaign on awakening America to the silent epidemic of mental health. Why does she think this is so important? Do you think it's important? Let's take a look at an article from our new favorite site--Newsela--as we analyze the data and think about whether or not mental health is a social justice issue.
Record your thoughts on the article, Mental Stress Hitting More and More Students in a google doc before our "buzz central" forum:
As the old saying goes, "A picture is worth a thousand words." In this case, a picture also gives us a sneak peak into today's activity.
Take a moment to examine the picture above. What do you see?
The Hive Society isn't just about reading or writing or social justice or entrepreneurship, or thought design or literature circles or all the other crazy things we do...we're also about extending ourselves to grow as learners and thinkers. That's why we dabble in other things. Here are some resources for lifelong scholars who want MORE for their brains.
These resources were curated by Ms. Smith based upon what Hive scholars are learning in math & science.
*ask Ms. Smith for Hive Society code
Inherited Traits vs Learned Behaviors:
Butterflies Playing Pretend
Mendel's Pea Plants
Interdependency of Life:
Symbiosis and Species Cooperation
From the Top of the Food Chain
Where Have all the Honeybees Gone?
Fossil Fuels vs Alternative Energy:
300 Years of Fossil Fuels
US & China slowing climate change
The Warmest Year Yet
Can Robots be Creative?
Driving in the Future
the Hive Society
We are the class of 2024 at Cunningham Elementary, and we. are. super. scholars.