3rd Grade

Global Awareness

Whether reading about 19th century whaling, the relationship between the Pilgrims and the Wampanoag, or studying America’s National Parks, developing an awareness of the wider world is an essential part of third grade at Moses Brown.

Learning that there are always multiple sides to a story, and that there are always many valid and valuable approaches to life, is essential to being a thoughtful and engaged citizen of the 21st century.  In third grade, students focus on the relationships of different groups of people and the resources they draw upon–focused primarily on New England–to understand how those relationships have evolved over time, and how they may continue to change in the future.

It’s all part of learning that the way we’re used to isn’t the only way people live.  And the more we know that, the more we appreciate difference and can empathize with people unlike ourselves.

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Faculty

Gara Field

Interim Head of Upper School/Dir. of Global Education

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Gara Field

University of Hartford – B.A.
University of Hartford – M.A.
Harvard University – M.Ed.
University of Connecticut – Ph.D.

Elizabeth Grumbach

Lower School Science

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Elizabeth Grumbach

Bowdoin College – B.A.
Columbia Unversity’s Teacher’s College – M.Ed.

Erik Wilker

Director, Administrative and Strategic Affairs

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Erik Wilker

Northwestern University – B.A.
University of New Mexico – M.A.

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