The end of every school year at Bronx Letters culminates in Exhibitions. For BAL students, exhibitions is the opportunity to showcase their research, writing, and speaking and listening skills. Each exhibition has a research-based writing component, as well as panel presentation to a variety of judges from the school and the community. The content of each project is based upon the major learning of the grade.
The goals of these project are to:
- Strengthen student understanding of social justice issues by building spaces where students can advocate for themselves and their communities in meaningful ways.
Continually develop student understanding of BAL’s core values and how they apply to our community.
Provide opportunities for interdisciplinary learning experiences that build character and strengthen student’s research, writing, and speaking & listening skills.
- Create spaces to celebrate student learning, reflection.
Exhibition Themes for 2016-17
Grade Level 6
Theme: Compassion: Not a Drop to Spare: The Water Crisis
Grade Level 7
Theme: Vision: Revisiting Landmark Supreme Court Cases
Grade Level 8
Theme: Inquiry: Exploration of Modern-Day Injustice
Grade Level 9
Theme: Tenacity: Environmental Racism
Grade Level 10
Theme: Integrity: Examining Ethics Across Literature, History & Current Events
Grade Level 11
Theme: Expression: Author Study of African American Authors in Literature Circles
Grade Level 12
Theme: Choosing to Participate: Service within the School or Community