Seattle Academy Student Activism through Academics and Art
At Seattle Academy, we encourage our students to question, imagine, and create in order to contribute boldly to a changing world. During the 2020-21 Fall Trimester, that was evident in our curriculum and instruction.
6th grade students in Abby Drivdahl’s History class completed a unit on Civics, including defining and understanding advocacy. They learned about advocacy on a historical and local level in the Seattle Boycott of 1966 and what student advocates did during that time. To finish the trimester, students were asked to pick one of the 'issues of interest' that typically come up when voters go to the polls. Project methods were open choice; any issue was acceptable, as long as it mattered to them. Students completed a background assignment on why this mattered to society and what some possible solutions were. Students created posters and a speech to present their final projects. Watch the final presentation given by Emma Daniels ’27 on lowering the voting age to 16 below.