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Rooftop Alternative PreK-8 School

Archive-It Partner Since: Oct, 2016

Organization Type: K-12 Program Schools

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Description:

Rooftop is a K-8 public, alternative elementary school located in the center of San Francisco on two sites on the eastern slope of Twin Peaks. Our student population reflects the City’s diverse ethnic background. Programs in art, music, and drama are considered an integral part of the Rooftop experience. The Archive/Opera class at Rooftop's Studio at Mayeda gives students the opportunity create both the “archives” (from Greek ta arkheia public records, and the “opera,” (the work). As we explore the school’s history, we make decisions about what we would like to archive and come together to create new works of art in the process.

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Alice Eastwood

Archived since: Apr, 2017

Description:

Many of the world’s greatest scientists and engineers, including Alice Eastwood, have been greatly ignored over the years. Although most people have never heard her name, they should take some time to learn more. Many of the plants that you see in the California Academy of Sciences (nearly 1500 specimens), were saved by her on the day of the 1906 earthquake. She helped document several of the species that we live around today. Though seldom thanked and rarely thought of, It is very important to remember her act of bravery in times of disaster. This archive is created to document her life and her accomplishments as a female scientist in the early 1900s, and note her importance to our time.

Subject:   Science & Health Alice Eastwood, Botany, California Academy of Sciences, 1906 Earthquake, Peter Raven

Fun & Games

Archived since: Apr, 2017

Description:

You've heard of the 3 R's? Here are some websites that we enjoy that have to do with three more very important R's - Rest, Relaxation & Recreation.

Subject:   Society & Culture Computers & Technology

Hamilton: An American Musical

Archived since: Mar, 2017

Description:

Hamilton: An American Musical is a hit musical written and performed by Lin-Manuel Miranda and a talented cast. The show, inspired by the life of Founding Father Alexander Hamilton, opened on Broadway at the Richard Rodgers Theater in August 2015, with the first National touring company opening at the Orpheum Theatre in San Francisco in March of 2017. We chose to archive this musical because it brought out the confidence in youth across the country to stand up for what is right, which is important, especially considering the events occurring in the United States today. The thing that really stands out to us: Hamilton shows how history can speak to the current events happening in our country, and an exciting new work of art can bring out the creativity in all of us.

Subject:   Arts & Humanities Society & Culture Hamilton, Broadway, Musical Theatre, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Alexander Hamilton, Performing Arts

Nancy Yoshihara Mayeda

Archived since: Apr, 2017

Description:

The Nancy Yoshihara Mayeda archive is created to celebrate the twentieth anniversary of the opening of the Nancy Yoshihara Mayeda Campus at Rooftop School and honor a dedicated and much respected educator. Mrs. Mayeda served as Rooftop's principal from 1982 to 1998. In 2000, the San Francisco Chronicle noted, ... after Dianne Feinstein: There are public schools named after three living heroes, Rosa Parks, Alice Fong Eu and Nancy Yoshihara Mayeda.

Subject:   Nancy Yoshihara Mayeda, Rooftop School, Mayeda Campus, principal, SFUSD, education, public education, alternative schools, Japanese American Internment

Rooftop ARTchives

Archived since: Mar, 2017

Description:

The RooftopARTchives documents the history of education and the arts at Rooftop Alternative K-8 School, a public school in San Francisco. The RooftopARTchives invites students to help tell the story of this unique school community, by providing public access to original documents, books, music, video and websites.

Subject:   Arts & Humanities Society & Culture Blogs & Social Media Rooftop Art, Arts Education, Art Is,

The Daily Planet

Archived since: Apr, 2017

Description:

Here are some of the ways that we share and receive our daily news at Rooftop School in 2017.

Subject:   Spontaneous Events News, Current Events, Print, Radio, Podcasts, Social Media

Twin Peaks, San Francisco

Archived since: Mar, 2017

Description:

Rooftop is a PreK-8 public, alternative elementary school located in the center of San Francisco on two sites on the eastern slope of Twin Peaks. Most tourists head up to the top of Twin Peaks to see the amazing view of San Francisco from high above the City, but there is so much more to discover about Twin Peaks, when you get out and explore the natural surroundings and dig into the history.

Subject:   Twin Peaks, San Francisco, History, Landmarks, Biodiversity, Walking, Neighborhood

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