American Civilization Exposition

American Civilization Exposition
  • Upper School

Every year, the end of the first semester of the 11th grade American Civilization course is marked by an expansive exposition of student work related to American culture. After researching a topic, students are tasked with presenting an aspect of American life through an exhibit with the goal of showing how the student's chosen subject embodies ideas of American progress.

This hallmark project covers the period from Reconstruction to the start of the Great Depression, a period of time in which much of what is now recognized as American culture developed. The Exposition gives students the opportunity to map ideas and delve deeply into topics too numerous to cover in a single unit of the American Civilization course.

This year’s American Exposition was held virtually with students presenting their projects to their peers and faculty via Zoom. Read more about the event and take the opportunity to sample several videos of some impressive work by the students.