Curriculum Outline: Identity and Impact Course

Identity and Impact examines the intersection of personal identity and the changes that we want to make in the world. The course aims to answer the essential questions of “What is identity?” and “What does it have to do with…

Finance Fridays: Math + Social Impact Through Kiva

by Matt Callahan, Scott Center Associate Director In the spring of 2022, math teacher Christina Tran-Kenyon and the Scott Center teamed up to explore the intersection of math instruction and social impact. Born from a desire to integrate more diversity,…

Behind the Scenes of the Biomimicry Unit

This unit was developed by Hillbrook Middle School Science Teacher Brian Ravizza, in partnership with the Scott Center. DESCRIPTION: This Spring, the seventh grade embarked on a biomimicry unit that asked them to apply nature-inspired design to some of the…

Sneak Peak: Community Garden Design Project

Sixth graders Joshua and Justin present their community design to their classmates. This unit was developed by Hillbrook Sixth-Grade English Teacher, Jenn Gingery, in partnership with the Scott Center. DESCRIPTION: After students in sixth-grade English read Seedfolks by Paul Fleischman,…

Sneak Peak: Empowerful Girls Lesson

CONTEXT The Scott Center Empowerful Girls camp is designed to support second to fourth graders in identifying and articulating through words, art, and collaboration what makes them feel empowered + powerful (empowerful!). With daily themes like education, sports, activism, and…