Since 2014, JTerm's in-depth, interdisciplinary courses have provided countless moments of inspiration.
To celebrate the fifth year of this groundbreaking, two-week academic program, we are featuring five moments each day. Despite a shortened school day because of the weather, here are the JTerm Daily Five from Monday, January 8. View previous days here.
Takin' it to the Streets (Erwin, C. Lavallee). Musicians in this class rehearsed today before "takin' it to the streets" tomorrow to perform at elementary schools in Philadelphia. Students will perform songs from the upcoming spring production of Grease- along with some other favorites. Student vocalists are accompanied by fellow students playing the guitar, drums, and keyboard.
EA's Next Building (Row, R. Maier). After visiting Christ Church and St. James the Less last week in Philadelphia, these student architects are starting to sketch their designs for EA's next building. Retired Alumni Associate Len Haley, Hon. stopped by the class today to share interesting facts and stories about EA's rich, 233-year history.
The Journalist's Lens (Willis, Schuh). Student journalists are learning about the First Amendment and the role a free press plays in a democracy in this JTerm course. EA alum Erin McCarthy '13 spoke to students today about her job as a reporter at The Philadelphia Inquirer and her experience as a student reporter in college.
Cuban History and Culture (Furey, J. Maier, Monahan, Trumbull). Students are immersing themselves in the history, art, and culture of Cuba in preparation for travel to the island next JTerm. Today students learned about Cuban music and were treated to drum lessons and performances by Cuban musicians.
Dance Marathon (Farrell, Edwards). Food donations, playlists, dancer schedules, and learning about IRS 501 (c) (3) status topped the agenda Monday for students in this course. Students are researching and planning EA's second annual DancEAthon scheduled for March 2. They hope to top last year's generous donation to Children's Hospital of Philadelphia of over $42,000.