JU-D Weekly Note

Dear JU-D Families,

We can check off another jam-packed week of learning in JU-D. Students researched religions, monitored fast plant progress, and learned about the ways that gender roles are reinforced in our society. 

Students dipped their toes into the intricate and nuanced world of religion. They worked to gather information about the way a given religion impacts the structure and landscape of a specific city. Through this work JU-Ders are realizing that the religious climate of the world is far more complex than they had originally realized. 

In our work with fast plants, students saw the early payoff of their efforts as tiny shoots began to poke through their soil early this week. It is still unclear how their given variable is affecting plant growth, but as students sketch and label their plants, we should begin to see variables affecting plant growth and seed productions. 

Finally, through a study of segmented advertisement, students analyzed the way that gender roles are reinforced in society as companies search for larger profit. Students walked out of this session with an understanding of the way that outside influences affect their own images of gender and what is expected of them. 

Have a great weekend.

Truly,

Noelle & Nick