Scenes from favorite movies. Photos of pets. Favorite songs. On Friday, the teens presented the first of their film assignments in the "Secret Language of Film" course. The assignment was to create a personal "mix-tape" that showcases each teen's favorite media. The shorts varied from photos of family to short cuts in between horror movies, … Continue reading The Mix-Tapes of Their Lives
Teen Learning Lab students celebrated the end of the Fall semester with a holiday potluck lunch--complete with tables of desserts. The Film Class concluded its rapid study of film history and aesthetics. For their final project, students needed to analyze a favorite film. For a thorough analysis they needed to carefully watch the film three … Continue reading We learned. And ate.
Snails. Daphnia. Diving beetles. Back swimmers. These live organisms had moved in to mediate a dead zone at Rollins Savannah in Gurnee. On Friday they were making a guest appearance at TLL's Underwater Robotics class. Students had the chance to examine at length these organisms under a microscope. "Oh my gosh, this is so interesting--you … Continue reading How nature heals