The Japan Center together with the high school Japan Seminar class and all of grade seven recently developed and participated in a two-day program called “Hibakusha Stories of Survival,” aimed at understanding the impact of the Hiroshima atomic bombing on hibakusha (survivors of the Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombings). The program also served to prepare seventh-grade students for their trip to Hiroshima at the end of January. While the hibakusha survived the immediate effects of the blasts, they suffer from the effects of radiation sickness, loss of family and friends, and discrimination. Continue reading
Ginny Prairie (middle and high school curriculum coordinator), Randi Wilkinson (elementary school curriculum coordinator) and Monica Clear (child safeguarding coordinator) write on a recent visit they coordinated with Dr Claire Vanston, a sexual health education expert from Canada. Continue reading
Tammy Pretz (elementary school librarian) writes on the elementary school library makerspace, a selection of stations where students can create freely with a variety of resources. Continue reading
Leonie Finke (grade 11) reflects on the recent collaboration between Roy Tomlinson (AP statistics teacher), the Japan Center, and GE Healthcare Japan to take students to a manufacturing plant and experience real-world statistics issues. Continue reading
Our ELC Pre-K students recently wrapped up a unit on animal study where they explored the differences and similarities between mammals, birds, fish, reptiles and amphibians. The unit ended with a trip to the Shinagawa Aquarium, thanks to our generous PTA. Pre-K teachers contribute details on the unit and field trip.