Today in the Medicine major, students used stethoscopes to check the vital signs of their classmates. This included learning how to first use the stethoscope and ultimately checking the blood pressure.
Human Rights Major
Yesterday, the human rights major students went on a tour of the United Nations. While there, they learned about the basic rights given to all mankind.
Today, several majors had class outside of the classroom. These trips included visiting the Museum of Jewish Heritage and the United Nation Headquarters.
Psychology – Museum of Jewish Heritage
Students visited the Museum of Jewish Heritage where they compared different artifacts in the museum to psychology. Specifically, they focused on the bystander effect, norms, and prejudice as it connects to psychology.
International Relations – United Nations Headquarters
Students visited the United Nations Headquarters to learn about the relationship between the United States and other nations. Specifically, students met with a representative from the Bahá’í Faith department where they learned about the process of obtaining world peace through reform and advocacy.
“All the strangeness and the glory and the power of life and of the City was below” (Thomas Wolfe on the Manhattan Sky Line).
The activity for today was to experience the view of Manhattan from the top of the Rockefeller Center. The advantage of this view-point is that, as well as being high enough to experience a spectacular view of the whole of Manhattan, we were able to see the empire state building from an equivalent height providing a rare opportunity to study this masterpiece of Art Deco architecture.
Its been threatening rain today with bursts of sunshine.
The kids have attended their second day of Major classes this morning. This afternoon they were busy with their first College Workshop; a class designed to provide students with techniques for presenting themselves that will aid them in the application process for college and jobs.
Wednesday, August 1st, 2018
This evening the NYCS 2018 students attended a Broadway show called, Come From Away. According to the Come From Away website, this is the best musical across North America!