Projects Spring 2021

DHS Spring 2021 Projects

Semester Theme : Self-Analysis and Self-Determination

The students in Acting for Critical Thought after their final performance.

ACT (Acting for Critical Transformation)

The American Dream: Who Has Access?

This semester we look at the “American Dream” which has powered the  hopes and aspirations of Americans for generations. But have people actually been able to access the dream as written?

Book: Real Women Have Curves (play)

ACT Video Description 

Students on a boat.

GOAL (Get Out And Learn)

Foundational Forces: Formation of our Political, Economic, Personal, and Geologic Landscapes

This semester in every subject we will be answering the question, "What forces act as drivers of change?"

Book:  Coming of Age in Mississippi by Anne Moody

GOAL Video Description

Student from the MADE project watches the laser cutter at Humanmade

MADE (Making, Advertising, and Designing for Empowerment)

Factors of Success: Examining the American Dream

We  will study the history and impact of the American Dream on  marginalized groups, and analyze data and statistics around what it takes to be successful and live the American Dream.  Is the American Dream legitimate? Does it even exist? 

Book: Dear Martin by Nic Stone

MADE Video Description

MARS students performing music

MARS (Music and Academics Resisting the System)

Music, Movements and the Power of Identity

This semester in MARS, we will examine how our identities resonate and harmonize with different social movements and genres of music. We will also examine the power of music and noise on the mind and our emotions.

Book: Trumpet by Jackie Kay

MARS Video Description

MARS Website Coming Soon!

WALC students sitting and writing in the forest.

WALC (Wilderness Arts and Literacy Collaborative)

Where We're From: Land, History, and Self

This semester we will examine how the forces that form and shape the earth can be compared to the forces that form and shape our communities and us as people. WALC with us!

Book:  Bless Me, Ultima by Rodolfo Amaya

WALC Video Description