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BASIS Independent McLean Summer Camp Focuses on Social Justice
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BASIS Independent McLean Summer Camp Focuses on Social Justice


BASIS Independent McLean doesn’t just provide students camp opportunities to learn about writing and math throughout summer. Camp programs like social justice and fantasy fiction teach kids to go outside the box and look at bigger issues beyond school academics. Go to http://mclean.basisindependent.com for more information or call 703.854.1253.

The Social Justice summer camp captured monumental social events that changed the course of history in America, exploring the changes that occurred, from the Jim Crow South to the Civil Rights Acts of 1964 and 1968. It analyzed the importance of Dr. King’s non-violent, civil obedient marches through the South through the eyes of two young female protagonists, Scout Finch and Lily Owens. The camp helps support a historical and literary focus, as well as critical thinking.

“Summer camps are intended to help students explore their environment beyond just academics, and that’s exactly what this Social Justice camp is about,” said Sean Aiken, head of school at BASIS Independent McLean of McLean, Va., a preschool-grade 12 private school, teaching the BASIS Curriculum. “Students are being introduced to the classic novel, To Kill A Mockingbird and the more contemporary story of The Secret Life of Bees,” said Aiken.

BASIS was founded in 1998 by Dr. Michael and Olga Block, world-class economists and academics, who developed a formula for success for every child by offering a rigorous, globally competitive liberal arts and science curriculum taught by passionate subject-expert teachers and supported by a culture of excellence. What began as a single campus in Tucson, Ariz. has grown to become a unique, high-achieving, network of schools with four independent, private schools in Brooklyn, N.Y., Silicon Valley and Fremont in Calif., and now in McLean, Va., with an international school in Shenzhen, China, and 16 public charter schools across the United States. Today, BASIS.ed students have propelled their schools to become the top ranked in the nation. BASIS Independent McLean is located at 8000 Jones Branch Drive in McLean, Va. Visit them at http://mclean.basisindependent.com, Facebook, Twitter@BASISIndMcLean or YouTube channel, BASIS Independent Schools.


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