John Bodley &
Hidden Agenda of the Modern High School: Assimilation and Integration of Immigrants.
will examine school policies affecting early 20th century Southeastern
European immigrants through role playing in order to better understand
modern high school immigrants' experience.
Rodica Townshend, Carolyn Cosentino &
Gangs in our Backyard?
the history, myths, and shocking truths about gang life, initiation,
and punishment. What constitutes a gang? Why are young people so
susceptible to join? Do gangs exist in Annapolis - and to what extent?
Bea Fuller &
The Good Samaritan
will examine examples of good samaritans in the Bible, the news and in
our Upper School Read. We’ll also explore the infamous Kitty Genovese
case and the concept of the “bystander effect.” Finally, experience a
survival ethics game.
John Beckman &
Planning a Community Center
in this workshop will move through the stages of planning and designing
a community center. Student teams will consider what they would like
to include in their center, and then design the center with amenities
that will serve a diverse community.
Jill Paolini &
How We Became Americans
Mufleh came to America to fulfill her potential. Her charges on the
Fugees came to escape terrible circumstances in their home countries.
What other reasons do people have for coming to America? What reasons
does the United States have to accept them? Where did we come from?
What is/was it like to be an immigrant? Come piece together our
national immigration story. Explore the diversity of our backgrounds,
expectations, intentions and experiences.
Eileen Palmer &
can you make service meaningful for yourself and for others? Hear
first-hand accounts of senior Delia Repasky's service trip to Ghana and
of Ms. Palmer's service trip to Clarkston, Georgia. Share your
experiences - positive and negative - with your own service. Research
parts of the world where you might like to help others.
J. Baugh &
Mary Lou Hruska
Developing a Team Despite Differences
Ever draw the "short" straw? Ever play "pick-up" sticks? Think you're an "effective" communicator? Come find out!
Sarah Markhovsky & Matt Kaberline
Rhodes Scholarship: Leadership, Character, and Commitment to the Common Good
Moore was accustomed to battling adversity in his life, but the odds he
faced in applying for a Rhodes Scholarship were particularly long.
What is the Rhodes Scholarship? Who is eligible and how are winners
selected? Have Rhodes Scholars gone on to fame, fortune, and smashing
success? These and plenty of other questions will be discussed in this
Racism in Soccer
behavior among European Soccer fans has become such a concern that
FIFA, the governing body of European Soccer, started a "Say No to
Racism" campaign. We will explore the disturbing stories of abuse by
soccer fans and examine the methods that soccer is using to undermine
this divisive behavior worldwide.
“You Lookin’ At Me?”: How Societies Around the Globe View Today’s Teens.
many cultures, thought not in America, young adults participate in
journeys, ceremonies, or other rites of passage that initiate them into
adulthood. How does participation in such initiation rites affect the
way societies view adolescents? What are the pros and cons of these
rites? How are teens in America viewed by their society, and how
accurate and fair are people’s assumptions of American teens? Come
prepared to share ideas, experience, and participate in hands on
Mary Coutts &
Images of US: Better Understanding through Photography
photojournalist Kirsten Elstner to learn how her VisionWorkshops help
young people from many countries to find their voice through digital
photography. Practice taking your own self portraits.
Janet Fort &
Not in my Community
on the controversy over building a mosque in Murfreesboro, TN,
participants will examine the challenges related to bringing cultural
change to established communities. This small town was host to many
Muslim inhabitants for decades before that group decided to build its
own mosque. All relationships changed. Suddenly, Murfreesboro was
involved in a clash of Christian vs Muslim. What caused this clash? How
might other communities respond to similar situations?
Jean Berard &
Playing by the Rules
this workshop, you will play a card game to experience just how
difficult it can be to follow "the rules" in a mixed society. Think you
know the rules already? Come find out! Prizes will be awarded to the
Eric Witzel &
Only in America – Rock, Country, Hip-hop
Students explore the American Dream through three distinct musical genres.
Mike Retzlaff & Richard Zmuda
Why Can’t Kids Make it to School on Time?
A surprising look at traveling to school by bus in Baltimore, and beyond. Must I really set my alarm that early EVERY day?
Mary Ellen Carsley, Sandy Sanders & Renie Sotiropoulos
Signs: Sealed and Delivered
Explore international signs and symbols, how to read and design them. Can humans have a universally understood visual language?
Building Community in Baltimore through Art
will be joined by Baltimore artist Becky Slogeris in a discussion about
the role of art in community organization and how art is used to affect
positive change in urban areas.
Walking the Wire
Using The Wire,
HBO’s series about Baltimore, we will explore the challenges of growing
up in the inner city. Do young people really have chances? Choices?
We will end the session with some positive interventions currently
taking place in the city. (Must be a junior or senior to sign up for this workshop)
Tom Sitzmann &
Congolese Drum Circle
has been referred to as a language that crosses cultures; however, the
perception of the very concept of what music is varies tremendously
around the world. Come explore how these conceptions can be different by
participating in a Congolese drum circle!
Andrew Greeley &
Run DMC to Tupac
look at the rise of rap and hip hop and its connection to film starting
in the early 80’s. A call for violence or a call for peace? We will
explore themes that run through early rap and hip hop music and still
exist today and how these themes made their way into film. We will also
explore the question of why so many outside the violence of the urban
streets are attracted to the messages portrayed in the music and the
films. (Must be a junior or senior to sign up for this workshop)