Grade 2 Students Present Plans to Revitalize L’Enfant Plaza
December 20, 2023 by
Second grade students stand proudly near the 3-D city models they’ve created from cardboard and paper and tell their families about their creations. Clad in bright orange construction vests they speak with authority about issues such as green space, recreation, and density. This is the DC City Planning Expo and Siyum, a culmination of months of integrated study that spans the subjects of history, geography, design, and even Judaic studies.
The essential question of this wide-ranging unit is:
How can second grade city planners apply their background knowledge from what they have learned during their studies all about the city of Washington, D.C., to design a new city plan for L’Enfant Plaza?