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Imagining the Cities of the Future

Blog Type:  Lower School
Date Posted:  Tuesday, February 11, 2020

What will the cities of the future look like? Our 5th and 6th graders have an idea! In their Histoire-Géographie class, the 6th graders welcome the 5th graders for a month-long cross-grade project. In this project, the students identified the main problems big cities face today. Issues like overpopulation, transportation, poverty, housing or pollution. Divided by group, students choose, reflect on three specific issues and have to come up with an urban design that would remediate them.

5th and 6th grade students collaborate to build the cities of the future.

Inspired by innovative urban projects like the forest city in China, a new air-cleaning tower in Paris, or the stunning dragonfly project in NYC, students will create a model of the city of the future, identifying spaces for work, leisure, living, and services. The models will be presented during the Middle School Makers Fair in May. This project is a fantastic experience for 5th graders as they have the chance to discover the pedagogical methods at the Middle School and be more prepared for the next school year. 6th graders have the chance to share their knowledge and be inspired by 5th graders.