Freshmen’s Little Big History Night

From the history of tofu, tea, and cake, to the origins of lip balm, flags, toilets – and more – Mount Madonna School (MMS) freshmen students will share what they have investigated and learned on these topics at their upcoming Little Big History Night event on Wednesday, May 8.

The event, open to school families and special friends, begins at 6:30pm with students presenting their own visual history of a specific object or concept. The presentations will be held in Assembly Room at the middle/high campus. The Little Big History Night is a way for the students to showcase their year-end world history and geography projects on topics of their choosing.

“Big History is an interdisciplinary inquiry-based approach to the study of human knowledge,” explained teacher Tiffany Wayne, “that examines how scholars in fields as diverse as anthropology, archaeology, biology, chemistry, geography, geology, and, of course, history, all contribute to our understanding of the past and of our place in it.

“In preparation,” she continued, “my students are busy researching their chosen topic from elemental origins through the first signs of life on earth, from early humans and agricultural civilizations through to the modern scientific, industrial, and technological revolutions that define our global experiences today.”


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Nestled among the redwoods on 355 acres, Mount Madonna School (MMS) is a community of learners dedicated to creative, intellectual, and ethical growth. MMS supports its students in becoming caring, self-aware, discerning and articulate individuals; and believe a fulfilling life includes personal accomplishments, meaningful relationships and service to society. The CAIS and WASC accredited program emphasizes academic excellence, creative self-expression and positive character development. Located on Summit Road between Gilroy and Watsonville