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A Super Way to Learn at Ames

Ames Super Bowl Event

The Super Bowl wasn’t just about entertainment for students in the Career and Community Connections program at Massapequa High School’s Ames Campus. It was also a valuable learning experience.

Students hosted a Super Bowl party on Feb. 1, inviting teachers and administrators. CCC teacher Kathleen Wegener explained that the event made connections to numerous subject areas, such as social studies where students learn about current events. For English language arts, they identified vocabulary words relating to football and discussed conversation starters for Super Bowl Sunday. In math, they measured out ingredients for their party treats and made predictions about the game, such as which team would win and what songs Maroon 5 would sing at halftime, then analyzed the data.

The students got practical life experience as they went shopping for the party food. The menu included chicken nuggets, English muffin pizzas, hot dogs, macaroni and cheese, quesadillas and a variety of desserts. They made a guest list and sent out invitations, decorated the room and set up a selfie station with football-related props.