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By Marc Lutz
Wrangell Sentinel 

Elective middle school class engages students with others around the world


February 1, 2023

Marc Lutz/Wrangell Sentinel

Charlie Nelson, left, and Jenna Meissner work on videos in the project and leadership elective class at Stikine Middle School. The videos depict what life is like for students in Wrangell, focusing on food, cultural history, places and other aspects. Students share with classrooms from around the world.

When sixth grade teacher Laura Davies pitched the idea for a project and leadership elective class at Stikine Middle School, she had no idea what it would look like or what it would become. She only knows that it's keeping students engaged and learning.

The class doesn't necessarily focus on just one thing like music, language or art. Instead, it incorporates elements from several different categories, lets students be involved in the outcome of projects and uses interaction with students in other countries to think beyond Wrangell's borders.

"There's no class like this that I know," Davies...

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