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Global Ex

Global Ex is a student-driven, collaborative project integrating seventh grade science, world cultures, and art in the long term exploration of a country in a particular region of the world.
In-depth research inspires the construction of 1) an interactive country map highlighting creativity with Scratch programming, Makey Makey and a broad range of fabrication techniques and tools (laser cutter, 3D printer, electronics, etc.), 2) a poster displaying the results of a question-driven, data-rich scientific investigation into a country-specific problem, and 3) a reactive sculpture designed to empathize with, symbolize and draw attention to the work of a non-profit organization in that country.

Global Ex culminates in a community showcase where students exhibit their work, fundraise for their non-profit and engage visitors in conversations about what they learned about their countries as well as the Global Ex process.
  
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Berwick Academy

Berwick Academy, situated on an 80-acre campus just over one hour north of Boston, serves 600 students, Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 12, from Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Maine. Deeply committed to its mission of promoting virtue and useful knowledge, Berwick Academy empowers students to be creative and bold. Berwick strives to graduate alumni who shape their own learning, take risks, ask thoughtful questions, and come to understand and celebrate their authentic selves.