Princeton Day School Sixth Grade humanities classes flexed their creative muscle, strengthened their research skills and took ownership of their learning as they explored "The Golden Age of Islam" this spring by producing a museum exhibit format that includes brief student podcasts on a variety of topics.
The Middle School program at PDS is a leader in deep-diving, project-based explorations that propel authentic learning while actively engaging students in the learning design process. For this spring's humanities unit, each podcast topic developed by the students for their museum "exhibits" answers one aspect of the overarching research question, "How did the Golden Age of Islam make a significant contribution to world culture?"
The classes are taught by Director of Miss Fine's Center and MS humanities teacher Tara Quigley, along with Sixth Grade Dean and MS humanities teacher Angharad Rebholz and Chair of the Humanities Department Amy Beckford. Ultimately, five museum exhibits will be completed for this unit.
Featured below is the museum exhibit created by Ms. Beckford's class. Click and check out the podcast links!