Second graders learn respect as their grade-level character trait

Summit second grader presents his bottle project.

Capstone projects are the hallmark of the Lower and Middle School Character Education experiences at The Summit Country Day School. To put character into action on behalf of others, students in grades 1-8 engage in cross-curricular, process-oriented research projects.

Each year, Summit second graders learn about influential people throughout history who have made positive changes in the world. Students then choose one changemaker who demonstrates respect in their words and actions.

Students chose individuals from the Wright Brothers and Fred Rogers to former First Lady Michelle Obama. They then presented their findings to their classmates.

After those presentations, students’ Biography Bottles will be included in the Changemaker Play. This will be shared virtually.