Imagine if you could Zoom live with Louis XVI, Maximillien Roberspierre, or Napoleon himself? What about the woman who owned the bakery on the street corner who woke up one day to find “liberty, equality, fraternity” painted on her shop window. The NIS Porto Said ninth graders took their Social Studies class experience to a whole knew level despite the boundaries of Distance Learning.
On February 8th, the following message was sent to the faculty, staff, and administration of the NIS Porto Said campus:
You’re cordially invited to enjoy a soft drink and a friendly chat at G9’s “Le Café de la Liberté”, established in 1789 A.D. The attendants are from all the different estates of French society, as we celebrate the motto of our beloved Revolution “Liberté, égalité, fraternité”.All our beloved colleagues are invited to attend between 12:00 and 1:30 PM if you’re free. Merci et bienvenue au Café de la Liberté.
Each student arrived to class in keeping with 18th century fashion. They spoke in English and in French (and sometimes in English with a French accent). In class, they shared the envisioned perspectives of what each of them might have experienced in France during the Revolution.
Hats off to the creative planning of the Social Studies department in NIS-Porto Said. You got us all excited with your joy of teaching and learning!