Before they began the trimester, we asked this 1st/2nd grade class simple questions about rivers…
Place-based education is a way of taking the walls down between school and the community.
7th graders identify a problem in the community and seek out policy-based solutions.
Fourth and Fifth graders have learned about different indigenous tribal communities. 6th grade has adapted quite a lot to at-home learning. Students have been exploring algebraic patterns and geometry with easy to find materials. The 7th and 8th graders have been looking outside for their place-based project this trimester.
School in the spring of 2020 is for Cottonwood students as it is for children all over the world: different. For the past six weeks, our small school has worked to negotiate the contradictory concepts of “remote learning” and “place-based education.”
7th/8th graders trekked to Oaks Bottom wildlife refuge, 4th/5th grades have been laying the foundation for a year-long study of American History through an Indigenous lens. Geology is the place-based focus for 3rd grade. Kinders have been exploring the topics of identity, family, and art.
Education Week Story by Sarah K. Andersen About Connecting Students to the World Through Food Studies with Emily Conner’s 7th/8th grade students.
The board of the Cottonwood School of Civics and Science stands with the Black Lives Matter Movement. We recognize we can and must do better. Anti-racist efforts, to be successful and sustainable, mus
The Cottonwood School of Civics and Science hosted a Black Lives Matter protest and march in the South Waterfront on Thursday, June 18, 2020. The march began at the school and moved to Elizabeth Carut
As part of our school-wide initiative to incorporate Indigenous perspective and experience across our curriculum, our staff will be reading the book Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer. We invi