Eighth grade English at Moses Brown is focused on the importance of stories. In all forms and genres, story is the engine that provides drive to literature, and we help students take that engine apart and re-assemble it.
The year begins with a six-week-long immersion in StoryCorps, the Peabody- and Emmy Award-winning radio show and podcast that invites everyday Americans to share their personal stories. In the past, this unit has had students beta-testing the Great American Listen StoryCorps app, and hosting StoryCorps founder David Issay for a discussion of what makes stories so powerful. Students culminate this study with some recording of their own, learning a little more from family and close communities.Inquire