In preparation for our upcoming event with the The Redhawk Native American Arts Council later this month, Bronxville and Cloud students will explore the history and culture of tribes that were uprooted and forced to relocate in the 1830s. What policies and events led up to this outcome? What can we do to ensure this dark chapter in American history won’t be repeated? Students will examine these questions and more during a FlexFriday virtual visit to Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage.
Berkeley Heights will enjoy a virtual visit from the Boonshoft Museum of Discovery in Dayton Ohio. They will learn about the culture and history of the indigenous people of North America in preparation for a visit from the Red Hawk Council later this month.
In the Fight For Your Rights digital school tour, students will explore the Civil Rights era and connect it to social movements throughout time. Our time-travel guides will take students back to the past where they will meet leaders of the Voting Rights movement of 1946 and the Atlanta Sit-In movement of 1960. Students will participate in self-guided, choose-your-own-journey digital experiences to experiment with nonviolent activism, complete with videos of our theatre education team embodying exciting historical figures!
The real show begins with our LIVE recreation of the 1961 Freedom Rides. This digitized, immersive theatre experience is unlike any Zoom call you’ve had before. Students will have the ride of their lives, complete with historical performances, video footage, audio clips, and a talkback discussion inspiring the next generation of citizens to take action in their communities.
U.S. diplomat (and FlexSchool parent!) Iris Lewit will pay a virtual visit to share what it's like living in different countries around the world, learning about cultures and connecting with new families and new friends every two years.
The Berkeley Heights Parent Support Group will be held on the third Wednesday of each month from 8:00pm-9:00pm. The support group focuses on topics related to the unique experiences that accompany the parenting of twice-exceptional children. The purpose of this group is to foster a community built upon a foundation of empathetic understanding while providing an avenue for establishing social networks among members who share common experiences and concerns.
On Friday, October 22 the New York Historical Society will zoom into the Berkeley Heights campus with a program called "Life in New Amsterdam" This inquiry-based program will begin with a model of Henry Hudson's ship and then examine the Dutch settlement of Manhattan Island through the use of maps and artifacts. It will explore the conflicts over trade and land use providing a background for conversations regarding the treatment of Native American People prior to our upcoming visit by Red Hawk Council.
Coral reefs are some of the most diverse habitats in the world, but they are also some of the most threatened. An incredible array of fish, sharks, and invertebrates can be found living in these underwater cities. Using live webcam footage of the Aquarium’s tropical exhibits to take a closer look at the unique animals living in these habitats, students will be able to explore the biodiversity of coral reefs and the ways that animals rely on coral for survival. Students will also think critically about current threats, and possible solutions, while learning about conservation efforts happening around the world.
Bronxville students will get a peak behind the curtain and learn "the magic of magic," when full-time professional magician "Magic Dave" Ferst pays a FlexFriday visit. Magic Dave has been involved with magic for over two decades. He has developed his own unique style, coupling the strong roots of magic as well as the new age of magic and illusion. In addition to being a sought after performer, Dave is an accomplished instructor who teaches magic workshops for both children and adults.
FlexSchool will host an exciting multi-campus event this week by The Red Hawk Native American Arts Council. Bronxville students will travel by bus to the Berkeley Heights campus to share an enriching afternoon of cultural exploration through traditional creative arts such as storytelling, dance and crafts.