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Manchester Academic Charter School – Cultural Studios

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As part of a cultural literacy program, students at MACS host a podcast where they reflect on historical topics and literary themes discussed in school.

Season 2:

Black History Month: Trysten Thomas (7th grade), Christa Sims (8th grade) and Ro’Shelle Moye (7th grade) honor three great figures for Black History Month, Michelle Obama, Claudette Colvin, and Harriet Tubman.

Reflections on Amanda Gorman’s “The Hill We Climb”: Samiaya Williams (6th grade), Trysten Thomas (7th grade), Christa Sims (8th grade) and Ro’Shelle Moye (7th grade) with reflections on Amanda Gorman’s “The Hill We Climb” presented at the U.S. presidential inauguration this year along with a guest appearance by Ms. Phylissa Thomas, Principal of MACS Middle School.

Response to the Presidential Inauguration: Samiaya Williams (6th grade), Trysten Thomas (7th grade), Christa Sims (8th grade) and Ro’Shelle Moye (7th grade) with reflections on the US presidential inauguration on 1/20/21.

Response to the Capitol Riot: Christa Sims (8th grade) and Ro’Shelle Moye (7th grade) with reflections on the US Capitol riot on 1/6/21.

2020 Year-in-Review: Samiaya Williams (6th grade), Trysten Thomas and Ro’Shelle Moye (7th grade) and Christa Sims (8th grade) with a year-in-review for 2020.

Virtual Learning: Samiaya Williams (6th grade), Trysten Thomas (7th grade), and Christa Sims (8th grade) with a discussion on virtual learning and mental health.

Mulan (2020) Review: Samiaya Williams (6th grade)and Christa Sims (8th grade) with a quick review of Disney’s Mulan (2020).

Season 1:

Monster: MACS 8th graders Jordyn, Caleb, Nyaumi, Romele and Taisen discussing the book Monster and how a single choice can affect the rest of your life.

Freedom: Nel’Kiya Johnson, La’Nijah Copeland, Malachi Stevenson, and Xavier Nicopulos, all in 8th grade, with artistic expressions on the topic of freedom.

Civil Rights Music Reflections 1: 8th graders Ariana, Launijah, Langston, Aniya, Naeer, Ea, A’Niya, Nahdia and A’rejah reflect on Marvin Gaye’s “Inner City Blues” and Sam Cooke’s “A Change is Gonna Come” by writing their own poems or raps.

Civil Rights Music Reflections 2: 8th graders Nel’Kiya, Malachi, Jordyn, Caleb, Evan, Gerataya and Nye’Heame reflect on Marvin Gaye’s “Inner City Blues” and Sam Cooke’s “A Change is Gonna Come” by writing their own poems or raps.

“The Lightning Thief” Review: 6th graders Jaia, Keontay, Malakei and Treivon review “The Lightning Thief” from the series, Percy Jackson & The Olympians, by Rick Riordan.

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