Models of Excellence | The Center for High-Quality Student Work

Interdisciplinary projects that live beyond the classroom

Ron Berger

Orientation Video

Grade(s):

12

This short orientation video gives our users basic tools to navigate our project collection with ease.  

Wild Muir Picture Book Bear

Wild Muir for Kids

Grade(s):

2

Wild Muir for Kids: A Collection of Short Stories was created by second grade students at Big Pine Elementary School as part of their Wilderness Warriors learning expedition, in which students studied John Muir and other individuals who have made a difference.

junior high students poems and artwork on identity

If I Was A Country - Poems and Maps

Grade(s):

7, 8

In the course of a yearlong exploration of identity, students at Anser Charter School considered the geography and political history of Europe in order to frame an investigation into the causes and lasting effects of the Holocaust.

Achieving Equality

Achieving Equality: Student Profiles of American Changemakers

Grade(s):

10, 11, 12

Forty students from the first integrated high school in the United States—Lowell High School in Massachusetts—sought to shed light on a few of the many men and women who have worked to create a more perfect union. They produced Achieving Equality, a book of prose and photography. 

Walk of the Planets

Grade(s):

3

In this science expedition, 3rd graders answered the guiding question: What is our place in space?

The first graders at Palouse Prairie Charter School embarked on a three-month expedition where they explored community helpers and the tools they use.

Community, Community, Who Do You Need?

Grade(s):

1

The first graders at Palouse Prairie Charter School embarked on a three-month expedition where they explored community helpers and the tools they use.

Art, Poetry and Inspiration to benefit the Humane Society of the Palouse

Grade(s):

4

The fourth-grade crew at Palouse Prairie Charter School hosted an evening of art, poetry, and inspiration to benefit the Humane Society of the Palouse (HSOP).

The Choice to Serve

The Choice to Serve

Grade(s):

7

Meadow Glen Middle School has a student population of approximately 1,100 students and around 370 seventh-grade students worked together to produce this magazine.

Tasting History

Tasting History: Family Stories & Recipes from 30 Countries

Grade(s):

11, 12

U.S. History students explored the journeys of immigrants who came to these shores early in the 20th century. They listened to accounts from Ellis Island and examined Emma Lazarus’s inscription on the Statue of Liberty.

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