Interdisciplinary projects that live beyond the classroom

Utah For Kids, By Kids

Utah: By Kids, For Kids

Grade(s):

6, 7, 8

Students at Venture Academy in Marriott-Slaterville, Utah created this book to introduce their state to children using self-selected topics from a pre-approved list. Students were required to write a research paper on their topic to become an expert.

If the Shoe Fits

If the Shoe Fits

Grade(s):

6

Sixth-grade students at Christa McAuliffe Charter School in Framingham, Massachusetts created a website as a final product of a learning expedition called “Me, My Stuff and Why?”

Immigration Stories

Nuestras Historias de Inmigración / Our Immigration Stories

Grade(s):

2, 3

Second and third-grade students at Allen-Field School in Milwaukee, Wisconsin created this timely and beautiful bilingual book with their own personal immigration stories.

Highlands Ranch History Still Lives

Highland Ranch History Still Lives: A Children’s Tour of the Highlands Ranch Mansion

Grade(s):

2

After touring the Highlands Ranch Mansion,second-grade students at Fox Creek Elementary School in Highlands Ranch, Colorado collaborated with others to create a paragraph about a room in the mansion.

Garden ABCs

Garden ABC's

Grade(s):

K

Kindergarten students at Tollgate Elementary in Aurora, Colorado participated in a year-long expedition focusing on plants, soil, worms and gardens.

Portneuf River Watersheds

Portneuf River Watersheds

Grade(s):

5, 6

Fifth and sixth-grade students from Pocatello Community Charter School in Pocatello, Idaho created a topographic representation of the environmental impact of the Portneuf River watershed to educate the public at their Environmental Fair.

The Other Side

The Other Side: The Groove

Grade(s):

9, 10, 11, 12

When faced with the statistic that every 26 seconds in America a student drops out of school, HSRA students reacted with shock and disbelief—then they took action.

A Kids' Guide to California National Parks

A Kids' Guide to California National Parks

Grade(s):

2

Second-grade students at Big Pine Elementary School in Big Pine California created this beautiful and useful guide to the vast array of National Parks found in California. The book is geared especially towards kids.

Safety Gear

Safety Gear

Grade(s):

9, 10, 11, 12

This public service music video is a compelling product of student-powered learning. Students did extensive field work in Canada that fueled their learning about bike safety and the rules of the road.

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