In the spring of 2017, third graders at Phillis Wheatley Community School read about Compere Lapin, a sly rabbit who was always getting the best of the other animals in the Louisiana bayou. Inspired by these cajun folktales, they wrote their own trickster stories, creating crafty characters and plots with elaborate pranks.
History Between These Folds is a collection of essays written by 11th graders at George Washington Carver High School. The narratives take many forms to chronicle family, neighborhood, identity, and New Orleans, and reconfigure how we think about ourselves in relationship to broader sweeps of history.
Posted Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017 by Alexis Manrodt
On Tuesday (5.23), students of George Washington Carver High School came together at Cafe Istanbul in the Marigny to celebrate not the completion of final exams or impending summer vacation plans, but a nationwide literary endeavor that far beat any yearbook inscription.
By MALLORY FALK • MAY 23, 2017
Eric Parrie teaches history at G.W. Carver Collegiate Academy. Recently, he gave his students a broad writing assignment: tell the story of a meaningful moment and just tell it as powerfully and beautifully and in as detailed a way as you can....
By Ann Maloney, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune
on May 20, 2017 at 8:22 AM, updated May 20, 2017 at 4:08 PM
Imagine you're 10 years old and you open a book to see your name and your own writing in print. That's an experience that many of the 3,500 children who have passed through Big Class, a literacy and writing program, have had.
Christiann was part of our Spring 2017 Teen Intern cohort. We asked her to describe the life of a Teen Intern at Big Class, and here's what she told us:
On April 29, Big Class teen intern Nia Gates, traveled to Washington D.C. for the 2017 People's Climate March. Nia read an original poem, as well as letters from I Want You to Know Something About Me to an audience of 200,000, the white house and entire National Mall. Here's her recount of the experience: