Student Projects

music that matters

How can music make a positive impact on my neighborhood?

By GCE Lab School / December 21, 2020

Students in the Music That Matters course investigated music as a language and how it’s attachment to people, history, and politics can teach, inspire, and ignite us. Throughout the course,…

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What does peace look like in your community?

By GCE Lab School / December 19, 2020

In Global Peace, students investigate Gandhi’s four principles of nonviolent movement building and their place in our society today. Through conflict mapping, historical analysis, film critiquing, and evaluating nonviolent protest…

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puppetry

How can puppets change the way we communicate?

By GCE Lab School / December 18, 2020

The stories that shape our lives and understanding of the world manifest themselves in a variety of forms. For the Civic Term of the 2020-21 school year, the A Show…

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GCE Students Fall Term Final Presentations

Fall Term Final Presentations

By GCE Lab School / December 7, 2020

The conclusion of the Fall Term serves as a reminder of why teaching academics through relevant, real-world experiences is an important step forward into an uncertain future. With the freshness…

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We’re In This Together

By Hiu To / December 1, 2019

GCE students can’t help but impress during Final Presentations. Students are challenged to share and demonstrate their learning from the term at each Final Presentation. With just a couple of…

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school of athens

Talking Like Socrates

By Hiu To / April 8, 2019
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For the first Forbidden Books Project, GCE Sophomores investigated the following guiding question: How can I become a gadfly?  Here’s the scenario students were challenged with: Socrates believed that the…

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This I Believe

By Hiu To / March 4, 2019
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For the first unit in Who Am I?, students investigated the guiding question: What is my truth? What do I believe? Here’s the scenario students were challenged with: This I…

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Like A Fungus

By Hiu To / February 22, 2019

For the first Biomimicry Action Project, GCE students investigated the following guiding question: How would a fungus…? Here’s the scenario students were challenged with: You are a product designer for…

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Changing the Game

By Hiu To / February 7, 2019
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For the final Action Project in Game Changers, GCE students investigated the following guiding question:   What game will you create? Here’s the scenario students were challenged with: You are…

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Critiquing Pre-Production

By Hiu To / February 6, 2019

For the Ollywood Elective Course, GCE students investigated the following guiding question: How can we critique the elements of film pre-production? Here’s the scenario students were challenged with: You have…

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Like A Plant

By Hiu To / February 4, 2019

For the first Biomimicry Action Project, GCE students investigated the following guiding question: How would a plant…? Here’s the scenario students were challenged with: You are working for a biomimicry…

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The True Cost of College

By Hiu To / November 25, 2018
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For the first Action Project in Economics, GCE Seniors investigated the following guiding question: How do you determine the value of your college education? Here’s the scenario students were challenged…

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The New & Improved Gardener

By Hiu To / November 25, 2018
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For the first Action Project in Design & Engineering, GCE Juniors investigated the following guiding question: How do we make better tools? Here’s the scenario students were challenged with: Garden…

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Reimagining Creation Stories

By Hiu To / November 24, 2018
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For the first Action Project in Stories, GCE Sophomores investigated the following guiding question: How do you visualize stories of creation? Here’s the scenario students were challenged with: In collaboration…

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Voices of the Century

By Hiu To / October 26, 2018
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For the Journalism Course, GCE Seniors investigated the guiding question: What’s the story of a voice, in 3-5 minutes? Students were faced with the scenario: WBEZ started an online Museum…

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On the Spot

By Hiu To / October 26, 2018
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For the Journalism Course, GCE Seniors investigated the guiding question: How do you write on the spot, with 500-700 words? Students were faced with the scenario: The GCE Herald, the…

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Creating Stage Magic

By Hiu To / May 2, 2017
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For the Stage Chemistry Elective Course, GCE students investigated the following guiding question: What would my theater look like? Here’s the scenario students were challenged with: The Goodman Theater partners…

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Building a Guitar

By Hiu To / March 13, 2017
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For the Light, Sound, & Time class, GCE Juniors investigated the following guiding question: Who says you need to buy a guitar? Here’s the scenario students were challenged with: The…

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Picturing Yourself

By Hiu To / March 10, 2017
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For the Systems & Models Course, GCE Seniors investigated the following guiding question: How do you picture yourself? Here’s the scenario students were challenged with: The purpose of this Action…

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Video Movie Critiques

By Hiu To / January 13, 2017
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For the Ollywood Elective Course, GCE students investigated the following guiding question: How can you critique the elements of film production? Here’s the scenario students were challenged with: “At the…

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ACT (recommended for all juniors)

April 17, 2021 @ 12:00 am CDT

Orthodox Good Friday

April 30, 2021 @ 12:00 am CDT

Orthodox Easter

May 2, 2021 @ 12:00 am CDT

Deadline to register for 6/5 SAT

May 6, 2021 @ 12:00 am CDT

Deadline to register for 6/12 ACT

May 7, 2021 @ 12:00 am CDT

SAT

May 8, 2021 @ 12:00 am CDT

NO SCHOOL

May 10, 2021 @ 12:00 am CDT

Eid al-Fitr begins at sundown

May 12, 2021 @ 12:00 am CDT
Arne Duncan speaks about education and gun violence in Chicago

Education and Rewriting the Story of Gun Violence in Chicago—with Arne Duncan

May 13, 2021 @ 2:20 am - 3:00 pm CDT
9 West Washington
Chicago, IL 60602 United States

Memorial Day

May 31, 2021 @ 12:00 am CDT