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List of 10 news stories.

  • Explore a Unit: A More Perfect Union (Grade 8)

    Mark Zuckerberg, the U.S. Constitution and rap music each played a part in an innovative unit recently completed by the eighth-graders at GEMS World Academy Chicago.

    The unit, called “A More Perfect Union,” started with a close reading of the Constitution and Bill of Rights. It ended with live rap battles in which students delivered rhymes that debated or commented on current social issues.

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  • GEMS pilots course about artificial intelligence

    GEMS World Academy, through a partnership with Carnegie Learning, is one of two schools in the country piloting an innovative online course titled “Introduction to Artificial Intelligence.”

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  • Explore a Unit: Culture and Climate (French 2)

    GEMS World Academy Chicago students explore a world language every day. As is the case throughout the GEMS academic program, our Spanish, French and Mandarin classes revolve around student inquiry, the creative use of technology and a transdisciplinary mindset.

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  • PTO's gala builds community at GEMS and beyond

    The Parent Teacher Organization at GEMS World Academy Chicago wanted its annual benefit gala to stand out from similar events being held in the city.

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  • Explore a Unit: Identity (Grade 6)

    A beloved young-adult novel and the streets of one of Chicago’s most storied neighborhoods played key roles in the Identity unit recently completed by our sixth-grade students.

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  • Explore a Unit: Weather (Grade 2)

    The Weather unit recently completed by second-graders at GEMS World Academy Chicago is a powerful example of our school’s interdisciplinary approach to learning.
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  • Explore a Unit: Written & Oral Expression (Grade 3)

    What is a story? Why do people tell them? Are stories that we write different than ones we tell each other orally?

    These are some of the questions third-graders at GEMS World Academy Chicago considered as part of their Written and Oral Expression unit, a dynamic exploration of the nature of stories and storytelling.

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  • GEMS Chicago, Switzerland hold 'innovation exchange'

    A key advantage of being part of a global network of schools is the opportunity to share resources and best practices with GEMS schools overseas.

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  • GEMS celebrates Upper School with 'Topping Off' event

    GEMS World Academy Chicago students, teachers and administrators celebrated the ongoing construction of our new Upper School building with an energetic "Topping Off" ceremony, during which a steel beam students had signed earlier in the week was lifted to the top of the building.

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  • GEMS hosts United Nations Day celebration

    GEMS World Academy Chicago, in partnership with the Chicago chapter of the United Nations Association, hosted a dinner and awards presentation that honored local individuals and organizations for trying to improve the world by promoting the UN Global Goals for Sustainable Development.

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