What really happens when we replace a traditional culture's way of learning and understanding the world with our own? Morgan Park Academy will host a free community screening of Schooling the World: The White Man’s Last Burden, an exciting documentary that explores this important question, examining the effects of modern education on the world’s last sustainable indigenous cultures.
Upper School students celebrated the Hindu festival of Holi with a carnival of colors. The holiday includes a free-for-all with people of all ages playfully chasing and decorating each other with brightly colored, dry powders.
International Day is the culmination of a series of curricular activities that are part of the Global Scholars program. The Parents Association organizes a special international lunch. Parents from all grade levels bring food from all around the world. Many parents choose to represent their country of origin or cultural heritage. Volunteers help collect the food at morning drop-off, set up the dining hall, organize the food and serve it to students and teachers during the lunch hours.
Kari Misulonas, our Director of Student Support Services, will lead a discussion on Aaron Cooper’s book I Just Want My Kid to Be Happy. Millions of loving parents say that their children’s happiness is the most important thing. But what these well-intentioned moms and dads don’t know is that a certain kind of devotion to the happiness creed hurts, rather than helps, both generations.