Danish students present research project at Charlotte Amalie High School on March 2. They visited the territory as part of the "Centennial Collaboration Project" they conducted with CAHS students.
On March 2, Charlotte Amalie High School (CAHS) AP English and Composition students, under the leadership of teachers Elaine Jacobs and Wendy Andrews, welcomed 25 of their peers from Haderslev Cathedral school in Denmark to share the results of months of research and collaboration on the students' Centennial Collaboration Project.
Both groups of students gathered in the CAHS auditorium and each conducted a slideshow presentation of their native land and culture, as well as a history of their respective schools. The Danish students shared details about life in Copenhagen, stating that they get paid to attend high school, almost every student is employed, and citizens enjoy free health care and college. They also shared about the kinds of foods they eat, what teens their age do for fun, and the types of sports that are played in Denmark.
Both groups of students then presented their research on the role the Moravian missionaries played in educating the enslaved living in the Danish West Indies during the 1700's. Learn more about the Centennial Collaboration Project here. The research was student driven and centered, and helped to promote students' critical thinking, writing and analytic skills.
Following the insightful presentations, the students headed to downtown Charlotte Amalie and the surrounding areas to visit many of the historic Moravian churches that are still in operation today.
Special thanks to the following partners who contributed to the success of the CAHS Centennial Collaboration Project:
Beverly Smith, Susan Lugo and the entire staff at the Charles Wesley Regional Library
Retired librarian, Janet Burton and Social Studies teacher, Evans Williams
Dr. Ronald Harrigan
CAHS head librarian Celia Fahie-Barry
Sofia Aubin at the Caribbean Genealogy Library
Dr. Ruby Simmonds-Essanasen
Dr. Marilyn Krigger
Former Governor Charles W. Turnbull
V.I. Department of Tourism
The Friends of Denmark
Mrs. Charles-King of Social Studies
Mrs. Straun, Career and Technical Education
Mr. Iambekesye Richardson, technical assistance in production
English Department Teachers: Mrs. Alenia Buncome-Murraine, Manefa O’Connor-Francis, Ingrid Ayala, and Leontyne Jones
Principal Alcede Edwards
Parents, teachers and all local families that served as host families