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Harrison & North Chatham students combine for project

Posted Thursday, December 22, 2005

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Pittsboro, NC - Eighth grade language arts students at Perry Harrison and North Chatham have worked on a combined project this semester. Since the beginning of the school year, the students have been corresponding with each other. Both groups of students read the novel, The Giver, by Lois Lowry.

On Thursday, December 15, the students worked together to create their own utopias using what they learned from the book to create their projects. Teachers Rocquel Erman, an eighth grade language arts teacher from Perry Harrison, and Trista Pyeatt, an eighth grade language arts teacher at North Chatham School, worked together to create the unit of study.

“Since both North Chatham and Perry Harrison are both feeder schools for Northwood, and the students at each of these schools have been with each other for nine years, we felt it would benefit them with their transition to high school, as well as academically and socially. Students at both schools were nervous and anxious prior to meeting, but quickly became engaged in thoughtful discussions and debates about how to make our world a better place. By the end of the day, students felt comfortable and were sorry to leave,” said Erman.

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