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Middle Years Programme Capstone Project

As part of the capstone project 10th-graders complete in their final year of the Middle Years Programme, students have the opportunity to utilize their critical thinking skills in a unique way. Each year, the 10th-graders are challenged to develop a personal project that focuses on a topic they find meaningful and encourages them to research and learn something new. Students write essays to reflect on their journey throughout the process and showcase their final product during an exhibition ... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Monday, January 10, 2022

Eighth-Grade Students Bring Edgar Allan Poe Story To Life Through Mask Making

Eighth-grade students in Ginger Reese's Language Arts class tapped into their creative side to bring their reading assignments to life through mask making. As part of their MYP curriculum, the middle schoolers explored tangible symbolism and how authors use an object to add deeper meaning to a story. The students learned how to identify and document these symbols through readings of short stories, including their most recent, "The Masque of the Red Death" by Edgar Allan Poe.&... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Friday, January 7, 2022

Eighth-grade Students Create Their Own Countries During Unique Classroom Exercise

As part of their year-long Middle Years Programme (MYP) theme on globalization, students in eighth-grade study and research critical periods and historical events that have shaped today's world from a global perspective.  When students recently kicked off their MYP unit on the Age of Imperialism, they were organized in small groups and told that they were an imperial nation but would not know which nation they were until the end of the activity.   "The end goal was to c... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Friday, December 31, 2021

Tenth-Grade Students Take On French Revolution With Role-Playing Exercise

A group of Lausanne tenth-graders stepped back in time recently during a role-playing experience that transformed their MYP History classroom into a scene out of the French Revolution.  As part of their formative assessment for the class, Upper School Social studies teacher Randall Siefker assigned students a role based on a real character from the French Revolution and challenged them to research, write and deliver a persuasive speech for the reenactment.  While por... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Tuesday, October 26, 2021

MYP Chemistry studies prepare students for college

At Lausanne, our Middle Years Programme (MYP) Chemistry studies prepare students for college by providing them with a fundamental understanding of the composition and structure of matter and the changes it undergoes. Content in this course covers atomic structure, reactions, stoichiometry, gas laws, solutions, thermodynamics, organic chemistry and acid-base. Analytical thought develops by applying problem-solving skills to chemical computation and the use of the scientific method in laborato... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Tuesday, September 14, 2021