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2003 Alternative School Winners



Social Studies
Chicago's Southside Seniors: A Photo Essay
In order to help students develop deeper empathy for senior citizens, they will complete a photo/biographic essay on the elderly using disposable cameras and writing biographic sketches, poems or essays about their subjects.
Denna Quillin, Dia Winters

Latino Youth
Social Studies
Traveling Mexican Exhibit
Students will study Mexican history and write up their research. They will also create artifacts made of ceramic, paper, clay, drawings and photos which will be part of the Traveling Mexican Exhibit.
Cynthia-Chico Rodriguez History/Art, Samuel Gonzalez, Excel Albino


Horticulture and Hydroponics
With the purchase of a Professional Compact Greenhouse, students will be able to participate in gardening outside year round.
Barbara Horwick, Geri Haren, James Muhammad, M.D. Price, Evelyn Chandler

Critical Thinking
Developing Critical Thinking Skills Through Chess
This project will incorporate into the classroom a tutorial chess program designed to engage students in improving critical thinking, problem solving and English and Math skills.
Evelyn Chandler, Richard Pringle, Abraham Watson, Doris Spencer-Riordan, Jay Anderson, Barbara Horwick