McAuliffe Charter 7th Graders To Present ‘The Immigrant Experience as The Hero’s Journey’

FRAMINGHAM – Seventh grade scholars at the Christa McAuliffe Charter School are hosting an event to present their learning from their recent expedition titled “The Immigrant Experience as The Hero’s Journey.”

The event is on Thursday, December 7 at 6 p.m. at the public charter school in Framingham.

In this expedition, scholars interviewed local immigrants and wrote narratives that related the stories to “The Hero’s Journey.”

Through the writing process, scholars learn how to conduct and transcribe an interview, select details from the interview to integrate into a concise narrative, and workshop their writing with teachers and peers.

At the event, scholars will present the stories of those they interviewed by reading portions of the narratives.

Many of the individuals from the MetroWest community, who were interviewed, also will be in attendance.

“I like that we got to listen to other people’s stories and tell people in our community about them”  said Yaneli Graulau,  a seventh grader.

Part of McAuliffe’s expeditionary learning program calls for scholars to produce high-quality work; the whole school supports, celebrates, and reflects on student work in order to create a culture of excellence. Creating real work for real audiences motivates scholars to develop perseverance and realize that they can do more than they ever thought they could.


The Christa McAuliffe Charter School is a diverse Expeditionary Learning public school for students in grades 6 – 8. The school’s hands-on curriculum cultivates high levels of student engagement, responsibility for learning, and enduring character growth. Students are accepted via a blind lottery.

Framingham Source Editor Susan Petroni

Susan Petroni Framingham Source Editor Email: Phone: 508-315-7176

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