DHS Spring 2021 Projects
Semester Theme : Self-Analysis and Self-Determination
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
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
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 (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 (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