Upper Schoolers Learn Imperfect Tense in Spanish Using Scavenger Hunt

In order to help students understand that the imperfect tense is used for descriptions, habitual and frequent actions, and states of being in the past, Spanish teachers used a top-down approach.
Students had to discover grammar rules in context and there was no better way to spark their curiosity than through a scavenger hunt!

As building community and school culture is always an aim, the Spanish teachers invited faculty and staff to provide childhood photos along with information about themselves, like “when I was little, I collected baseball cards, stickers, and stamps.”

The students had to read the bios and use textual evidence to support why they paired them to each particular picture. Had the boys made assumptions? What sorts of stereotypes played a role in their pairings? Why do we as human beings make such assumptions and how can we train ourselves to acknowledge and challenge them? And lastly, how cute were our A-S members as kids!

Allen-Stevenson’s distinctive “enlightened traditional” approach educates boys to become scholars and gentlemen.