Life Along the Wall

School Year: 
Sixth Grade

Throughout history, humans have built walls. Walls can defend – or segregate – depending on their intention and perception. Sixth grade’s fall expedition is designed to look at how walls have conceptually kept people apart and how they are used to define or reinforce identity. They will start with the first communities and the rise of social roles and class before examining walls in the Classical Era. Following an exploration of walls across the globe and throughout history, students will turn their attention to the barriers that exist in our own community and critically examine data and demographics to spark a conversation about next steps for building bridges and breaking down barriers in Rochester