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Interdisciplinary projects that live beyond the classroom

An Immigrant Experience

Grade(s):

4

Mini books of interviews with local immigrants about their lives, with background on their countries of origin

A Little More Than Just People

Grade(s):

8

Interviews and photographs with people who work on behalf of their local community

What’s Happening in the Bog?

Grade(s):

6

Field guide to a local bog that includes written descriptions, photographs and illustrations

Seasons of Life

Grade(s):

6

Biography of an elder from a local nursing home created by two students who visited her there

Snakes of the Pioneer Valley

Grade(s):

7

Field guide about snakes; created by a single student as an independent project

Trees are Trees

Grade(s):

K

Book of poetry, letters and artwork about trees

Picture Alphabet

Grade(s):

K

Individual letter posters for above the blackboard created by students

A Color Expedition

Grade(s):

Pre-K

Book of photos taken and printed by students from color walks in their neighborhood

Class Portrait Poster

Grade(s):

K

Collage of self-portraits made into an oversized poster to display in the classroom

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