Middle School Students Journey to the Unknown from their Classroom

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Robert Frost Middle School students recently conducted a videoconference with the Ward Melville Heritage Organization and National Grid Foundation. As part of the Environmental Education unit, Curriculum Associate for Humanities Oslyn Rodriguez engaged Ms. Tortorici, Ms.Rossi and Mr. Quirk's sixth grade social studies classes in a distance-learning program to learn about worldwide travel and extreme environments and habitats of Easter Island a Polynesian island in the southeastern Pacific Ocean off of the coast of Chile. Students gained an awareness and importance of ecological preservation through their virtual tour and involvement in the interactive tasks. During the videoconference, students asked and answered the explorer questions using the knowledge they gained during their virtual journey of this intriguing and often mysterious island. The students received t-shirts that read “Discover…Experience…Read!” (pictured here) after completing the videoconference.