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Interdisciplinary projects that live beyond the classroom

Skills Vest

The Skills Vest

Grade(s):

7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

Students studied challenges people with Cerebral Palsy face—specifically, how people with Cerebral Palsy have trouble controlling/practicing their fine motor skills. Because of this, everyday clothing that contains zippers and buttons are difficult to put on.

Wooden Spoons

Wooden Spoons

Grade(s):

9, 10, 11, 12

In the fall project for the 2015-2016 school year, high school students painstakingly designed, carved, and finished individual spoons or eating utensils that represented their family or personal identity.

Farmstands

Farmstands

Grade(s):

9, 10, 11, 12

Following the opening of the Windsor Farmers Market, the next class of 27 high school students wanted to build off of its success.

Tiny House

Tiny Homes for the Homeless

Grade(s):

9, 10, 11, 12

During the 2014-2015 academic year, 85 high school students from REALM Charter School identified affordable housing as a social challenge they wanted to tackle using community-based architecture.

Windsor Farmers Market

Windsor Farmer's Market

Grade(s):

9, 10, 11, 12

In the first Studio H project ever, thirteen high school students from Bertie County, NC designed and constructed a 2000-square-foot farmers market for their hometown of 2000 residents.

Beauty As The Downfall

Beauty As The Downfall

Grade(s):

7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

As part of an “Empathy For The Endangered” studio, students studied how the Black Lace Cactus which once populated the Texas Gulf Coast is now endangered. People recognized the beauty of the blooms that the Black Lace Cactus evolved to protect itself.

New Beginning

New Beginning

Grade(s):

12

In an “Introduction to Rhetoric” unit, Seniors at WHEELS studied various commencement and convocation speeches and wrote rhetorical analysis essays around the essential question, “How can words compel action?”  Then, using a newly acquired rhetorical toolkit, students crafted motivational speeches for incoming ninth grade students at WHEELS.

Play The Game

Play The Game

Grade(s):

12

In an “Introduction to Rhetoric” unit, Seniors at WHEELS studied various commencement and convocation speeches and wrote rhetorical analysis essays around the essential question, “How can words compel action?”  Then, using a newly acquired rhetorical toolkit, students crafted motivational speeches for incoming ninth grade students at WHEELS.

Never Give Up

Don't Ever Give Up!

Grade(s):

12

In an “Introduction to Rhetoric” unit, Seniors at WHEELS studied various commencement and convocation speeches and wrote rhetorical analysis essays around the essential question, “How can words compel action?”  Then, using a newly acquired rhetorical toolkit, students crafted motivational speeches for incoming ninth grade students at WHEELS.

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