Sixth Grade Investigations...

Sixth graders have begun to explore the question, "How do others define us?"  Students will pay special attention to how Africa and Africans have been defined by outsiders.  

The first week of this study turn the spotlight on agriculture in South Sudan. The class interviewed TPS alumnus Zach Marks '01, Zach, who helped develop an agricultural proposal in South Sudan last year. Students asked him questions about the ways in which Sudan's plans for agricultural development have been impacted by the recent outbreak of conflict. Zach is currently living in India, where he is working as a free-lance writer and co-authoring a book on chai wallahs (tea vendors).