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SantaCruzParent.com: We Remember, Honoring the “Greatest Generation,” A Teen’s Passion for History Connects Generations

SantaCruzParent.com, 5/24/2018, “We Remember – Honoring the ‘Greatest Generation,’ Teen Engages Veterans to Discuss War, Sacrifice and History,” by Cyrus Kamkar, grade 12.  When I read  a local teen’s essay about World War II veterans and American values, I was so impressed with the concepts and…

The Art of Asking Questions: Students Interview Former Secretary of State George Shultz

Sitting around an imposing table at the Annenberg Conference Center at Stanford’s Hoover Institution, some 30 Mount Madonna School (MMS) juniors and seniors leaned forward listening intently to the soft and yet authoritative voice of former Secretary of State George P. Shultz. The students had prepared for this interview for weeks, conducting research and discussing and formulating questions, as part of their Values in World Thought social studies curriculum. This preparation and hard work was worthwhile; as evidenced by students’ engagement with this seminal political figure, and insights drawn from the advice and experiences he shared.

The Mercury News: Mount Madonna School Reading Writing and Reasoning

The Mercury News, 3/25/2018, “Mount Madonna School Reading Writing and Reasoning,” photo by Shmuel Thaler, Santa Cruz Sentinel. Mount Madonna School junior Gracie Howley notes an important passage as her Values In World Thought class discusses the meaning of the work of…