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60 days

Around the World in 60 Days (an in-depth country-study)


This last unit gives students the opportunity to investigate specific countries and cultures of the past and present with the intention of building an appreciation for diversity and pride in cultural traditions. Studies of a particular civilization will include categories such as geography, history, culture, demographics, education, arts and economics.


As always, we look forward to witnessing all the new learning throughout this unit! Sharing is scheduled for the Town Meeting on Thursday June 6th. 


The times of our meetings have changed to accommodate the complex and condensed testing schedule. Please note the times:

  • Grades 5-8 at 9:00  
  • Grades PK-1 at 10:00 
  • Grades 2-4 at 1:15  
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Stewards of our Planet (an environmental theme)

During this unit, students begin to think about the big issues facing our planet: weather patterns, changing habitats, hunger, and poverty, landfills and recycling, human rights and world health. Students learn that being a citizen of this world comes with responsibility and that everyone has the power to make a difference.

Our town meeting has been canceled. Student learning will be shared via classroom and hallway displays. 


Stewards of our Planet Logo

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Where in the World (a study of the world’s geography and natural resources)

This focus area is a  geography theme that brings the physical dimensions of the world together with the human ones in a study of people, animals, places and the environment. Students build map and globe skills by learning about our planet, its resources, and how we communicate and interact with other places and people.

We look forward to the students sharing their knowledge with everyone at our town meetings in the auditorium on Friday, February 8th.

Where in the World Logo

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World in my Backyard Logo

Our students are working and learning about "The World in my Backyard." This magnet focus area is designed to answer the fundamental human question, “Who are we and where did we come from?” It is a study of families and heritage as well as immigration. Students learn about the cultures and histories that are represented in their classrooms and in the world around us through interviews, biographies, diaries and other personal interactions.

We look forward to the students sharing their knowledge with everyone at our first town meetings in the auditorium on Friday, November 16th

If you have any questions about our magnet theme curriculum, please contact me at 475-220-3604 or Carroll.Ryan@nhboe.net


Carroll Ryan

Magnet Resource


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Our Mission

At John C. Daniels Interdistrict Magnet School of International Communication students are taught to be creative thinkers who understand and appreciate the diversity in their communities and in the world. Students learn to communicate in different languages enhanced by technology and infused with the arts.  Students are inspired to excel in their studies, to be healthy and active and to contribute to a global society.

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Interim Principal: Mr. Pedro Mendia-Landa
Assistant Principal: Ms. Tianko Ellison

569 Congress Avenue
New Haven, CT 06519

Main Office: 475-220-3600
Magnet Office: 475-220-3604
Fax: 475-220-3605



School Hours: 8:35am - 2:50pm

Pre-K Program: 7:30am - 5:30pm