Whose Renaissance Is It? (Part II)

School Year: 
Sixth Grade

As their year of investigating Bridges and Barriers comes to a close, the sixth grade class of 2018 will have the opportunity to leave a permanent mark on their community through collaboration and service. The class will kick off the expedition by speaking with experts from Rochester who have a stake in the equitable redevelopment of our city to get a sense of what it has accomplished – so far – and what still needs improvement. The Four Cities trip will provide answers to the class’s guiding questions and best practices in community equity, youth engagement, and mural programs. Students will begin to synthesize their findings to share with Rochester experts and local audiences through a publication that chronicles Rochester’s Renaissance. Finally, the Better World Project will give rise to four murals in the city that reflect the unique identity of Rochester’s neighborhoods and history.