JU-D Weekly Note

Dear JU-D families,

Happy Earth Day! This week we continued to explore "The Story of Stuff" and the materials economy both at TPS and in Manayunk. We compared the development of this area of our city to that of Beijing and began to test the water, soil, and air in order to find evidence of the way these types of developments affect the ecology of a space. 

Back at TPS we continued to explore the Silk Routes and began readings intended to solidify background knowledge on this subject. This experience will culminate in a simulation of the Silk Routes in a Junior Unit wide trading game. 

Looking ahead to next week, it is extremely important that students come to school on Schuylkill Center days with a water bottle. We are moving between sites on Thursdays, and access to drinking water can be tricky! Next week we will go to The Schuylkill Center and Valley Green to continue testing and taking samples in search of the effects of The Story of Stuff. 

Have a great weekend!

Noelle and Nick