Students are leaning into the second iTHEME of Justice. Our learning across the curriculum is driven by essential questions, ranging from “What is justice?” (9th grade) to “Am I a changemaker in this process?” (12th/PG). Students are piecing together what different types of justice can mean (food justice, criminal justice, racial justice, and environmental justice as examples).
At the Herald Square campus, students began exploring the topic with the 12th graders visiting NYC’s High Line. (What’s the High Line? A brief history is available here.)
Breaking into smaller groups, students explored the different types of justice the High Line seeks to address. Students either explored Artistic Justice, Environmental Justice, Social and Historical Justice, and Racial Justice.
Questions for Exploration
Students needed to be able to research and present back to the group explaining:
- what their topic has to do with the High Line
- how justice is connected to the High Line in this way
- how the High Line furthers the cause
- what they observed which underscores their answer
Students will come back together the week of October 24th to present their findings.