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A Test of Endurance

By GCE Lab School / April 19, 2019

Seniors in Endurance are investigating the journeys of endurance of historical fictional and non-fictional heroes. They are tasked with answering the guiding question, How do you endure mental and physical…

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From Farm to Cup at Metropolis Coffee Company

By Hiu To / April 11, 2019
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Freshman in the Food For Thought class went to Metropolis Coffee Company’s roastery to learn about the life of the Coffee plant. Students were welcomed into the state-of-the-art roastery where…

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Experiencing Sound at the Chicago Music Exchange

By Adam Cohen-Leadholm / February 28, 2019

In the second unit of the course, Light, Sound, and Time, the Juniors have been investigating the guiding question, What does life sound like?. As a part of their investigation,…

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Defining Dogma at the Muslim Community Center

By Sharon Holmes / February 28, 2019

The Sophomores in Forbidden Books have been investigating the guiding question, How are minds fanaticized?. Specifically, the students have been examining why books have been forbidden for dogmatic reasons through…

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Looking Through a Pinhole

By Hiu To / February 13, 2019

The Juniors in Light, Sound, and Time have been focusing on light and investigating the guiding question: What would life look like without light? . In order to illuminate answers…

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Closing the Loop at The Plant Chicago

By Hiu To / January 11, 2019

In the third unit of the Biomimicry Elective, the students have been investigating the guiding question, What would a fungus do?. In this unit, students have been investigating fungi and their…

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Want Not, Waste Not at The WasteShed

By Hiu To / January 7, 2019

Students in the Game Changers Elective have been pursuing the guiding question, How do game components come together?. In this unit of this game design course, students have been examining…

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Location Scouting @ Lower Wacker Drive

By Hiu To / November 19, 2018

Students in the Ollywood Elective have been pursuing the guiding question, What makes a movie a movie?. In this course, students have taken on the role of a film critic…

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Experiencing Visual Rhetoric at the Living Memorial in Marquette Park

By Brent Mix / September 30, 2018

Juniors in the Rhetoric class met with Alia Bilal from Inner-City Muslim Action Network (IMAN) at the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Living Memorial in Marquette Park. Students have been…

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The Design Process @ Beyond Design

By Adam Cohen-Leadholm / September 30, 2018

Juniors in the Design & Engineering class met with Michael Prince, the president of Beyond Design. In this STEAM course, students are investigating what it means to be a designer.…

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Forced From Home in Daley Plaza

By Sharon Holmes / September 30, 2018

The Sophomore Stories class and Senior Journalism class visited Forced From Home, an interactive exhibition presented by Doctors Without Borders to educate the public about the refugee crisis. GCE students engaged with…

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Examining Our Truth @ Poetry Foundation

By Hiu To / December 6, 2017

Students in the Poetic Justice course visited the Poetry Foundation to investigate the guiding question, “What story is yours to tell?”. In the first unit of this Humanities Elective course, students…

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Machines vs Humans @ mHUB

By Hiu To / December 6, 2017

Students in the Rapid Prototyping course visited mHUB to investigate the vast possibilities of rapid prototyping. mHUB is Chicago’s innovation center for physical product development and manufacturing. The students have been investigating…

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Design with Empathy @ Working Bikes

By Hiu To / October 18, 2017

Juniors in the Design & Engineering class talked to bike expert, Andrew at Working Bikes in Pilsen to learn about the mechanics of bikes and the purposes that different types…

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Assessing Risk @ Capital One Café

By Hiu To / October 1, 2017

Seniors in the Economics class met with a financial consultant at the Capital One Café. In this STEAM course, students are pursuing the guiding question, how do we make choices…

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Rhetoric of Revolt @ The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Living Memorial

By Hiu To / September 27, 2017

Juniors in the Rhetoric class met with Alia Bilal from Inner-City Muslim Action Network (IMAN) at the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Living Memorial in Marquette Park. Students have been…

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Justin Martinez

Featured Scholar: Justin

By Hiu To / March 7, 2016

Justin reflects on how he is able to explore his passions through Action Projects and how GCE helped him find his voice.

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