The School of Law and Social Justice at South Atlanta (LSJ) holds Senior Defenses each year for all 12th grade students. The purpose of the Senior Project is to engage students in the research process and allow them to present their findings in front of a panel of educators. LSJ students focus on a social problems affecting society and must present a solution to that problem and defend it. Each Senior must participate and they are graded on their background knowledge, the viability of their solution and the creativity present in their tri-fold board or slide show. This year’s presentations were held in the courtroom of the school in front of an audience of 11th grade students, parents and visiting teachers. Projects ranged from gang violence to child neglect and financial mismanagement.
written by Shanna Miles, Media Specialist at South Atlanta Educational Complex