EDISON, NJ -- This year, the fifth grade Capstone project centered on the essential question, "What is Culture?"

Students worked in pairs to create a series of three podcast episodes in which they explored what culture means to the people around them, and reflected on what their relationship with culture is. They also wrote papers expressing their reflections, and created "Statement of Action" trifold boards inspired by UNESCO's Strategic Development Goals. 

At their presentations on May 22 in the Oakwood Room, students participated in a series of panel discussions in order to candidly share their thoughts and discoveries. Following their efforts, this year's fifth grade class emerges as deep thinkers and passionate activists ready to explore and protect cultures around the world.

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Parents, faculty and students peruse the many interesting Capstone projects on display.

The Wardlaw+Hartridge School is Central Jersey’s premier PreK-12 independent school. The campus is located at 1295 Inman Ave. in North Edison, near the Scotch Plains border and just five miles from downtown Westfield. It is a private, nonsectarian, coeducational day school that prepares students to lead and succeed in a world of global interconnection. Wardlaw+Hartridge provides an educational atmosphere characterized by academic challenge, support for individual excellence, diversity, and a familial sense of community.