8th grade will be exploring the guiding question: “Can Separate be Equal?” This question deals with the Civil Rights movements of 1960 -1990. Guest speakers, Nathaniel Briggs (Briggs vs. Elliot) and Artrell Benbow (civil rights activist in Summerton and Sumter) spoke to the students of their personal experiences .The 8th grade Drama class presented a skit about the infamous Orangeburg Massacre. Students then rotated rooms to watch films about civil rights, explore civil rights virtual museums, and participate in gallery walks. Students will now research the civil rights eras of 1960’s through the 1990’s and create projects to address the guided question.
The PBL Excellence Fair will be held on May 4th at 6:00 pm at BMS to showcase student work and presentations. The community is invited.