Endeavour Middle School Humanities teacher John Bushnell has been a familiar face at the Renaissance School as of late. John has been dropping in on a different class each week in order to collaborate with students on literature and history-based lessons. The activities that take place during these visits correspond with themes and content related to Renaissance course curriculums.
John’s first few visits were to the Kindergarten, First, and Second Grade classrooms and centered around a story about Abraham Lincoln’s distinctive top hat. The students learned about Lincoln’s background as a helpful lawyer prior to his political career. They were fascinated by his strategy of storing important letters and documents in his hat in order to counter his forgetful nature. In the coming weeks, John will be collaborating with the Third, Fourth, and Fifth Grades as they study the elements of narrative poetry.