EDISON, NJ -- Students in Ms. Jean Castellano’s Modern World History course at The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison have embraced an interesting project and taken it to a new level during distance learning. Using a current events program called FANgeopolitics, the students have followed two countries each trimester and discussed current events in those countries. 

Since the beginning of distance learning, the students have been required to provide positive news stories from the countries that they follow through a discussion board post. Stories have ranged from Afghanistan's all-girl robotic team creating supplies to fight COVID-19 using old car parts to kangaroos hopping through the streets of Australia. 

“The students have done a terrific job finding stories that their fellow classmates will enjoy and that help showcase positive news from around the world,” Ms. Castellano said.

The Wardlaw+Hartridge School (1295 Inman Ave., N. Edison) is Central Jersey’s premier PreK-12 independent school. The campus is located 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.