Thursday, June 30, 2011

Mt. Everest Students' Work on Display At San Diego Air and Space Museum

Antigone and Jeff with astronaut
Antigone and Jeff with "astronaut."
On your next visit to the San Diego Air and Space Museum in Balboa Park, look for an exhibit segment entitled “The Space Race,” created by Mt. Everest Academy students Antigone Brickman and Jeff Meyers.

Antigone and Jeff's exhibit, part of the school's 20th Century Museum, looked at the competition between the USA and USSR beginning in the 1950s to explore space. Their display includes lifesize astronaut models and displays talking about the milestones in the race.

The 20th Century Museum was a school project that allowed students to study individual events and trends during the last century. Other featured topics included: the Russian Revolution, the Jazz Age, the Atomic Age, the Women’s Movement and the Internet.

Family, friends, teachers from other schools, local business representatives and San Diego State University professors were on hand to take a stroll down memory lane and judge students’ work. Students demonstrated their proficiency in displaying blended content from multiple subject areas.