Third Grade Maps Gilman

Guest post by 3C teacher Zaccai Williams: Recently my third grade class paired up with Mrs. Lisa Whittaker at the Bolton School in Bolton, U.K. to do a lesson on community cartography. Every community is composed of social, environmental and spatial elements; however, we often stop paying attention to these features because they are so familiar.…

New to the Archives: The Dreaded Bag

An artifact that is sure to bring dread to hundreds of Middle School alumni, “The Dreaded Bag” was recently uncovered in the MS Social Studies Department. According to MS history teacher Chris Bendann ’03, the bag was a long-time assessment given by former teacher Ned Clapp. Mr. Clapp’s assessment was part of a geography test. The…

Beyond the Basics

Guest post by Dr. Armistead Webster: Lower School boys learn about empathy and community every day. We encourage them to imagine being in someone else’s shoes and to remember they are members of various communities – their classroom, the Lower School, Gilman, Baltimore, and beyond.

Back to School

Guest Post by Matt Herman and Justin Baker: The college search process is an exciting journey. College campuses are vibrant places where interesting scholars are busy doing important and fascinating work. To visit these places is to imagine oneself in the future, as “studying this” and “doing that” in a specific place and time. This act…

Documenting 2017: Third Grade Archival Video Project

Guest post by Johanna Schein, Gilman Archivist: Over the course of the year, Ms. Reiter’s third grade class has been getting an insider’s look at Gilman School history. By analyzing photographs, objects, and documents in the Gilman Archives, students have learned about Gilman’s past as well as the value of a primary source in research. To culminate the year-long partnership between…

Going Against the Grain

While most schools have dropped woodshop in recent decades, Gilman offers a comprehensive design and woodworking program that begins in Prep-One and continues into Upper School. Along the way students learn about materials, develop their math skills, and are introduced to engineering and design principles. All students take woodshop through 7th grade. Lower School boys learn…