Interdisciplinary projects that live beyond the classroom

Food For Thought Magazine

Food For Thought: A Magazine About Food Systems By Kids For Kids

Grade(s):

4

This student-created magazine was the result of a trimester’s learning about food systems. Fueled by their own personal “fierce wondering,” students became experts about their topic and supported one another through the researching and writing process.

Sea

The A-B-Seas! An Ocean Alphabet Book

Grade(s):

K

As a part of their project, “The A-B-Seas: A Kindergarten Investigation Of The Importance Of Our Oceans” students wrote this book to get others excited about the amazing life under the ocean and raise awareness about the trouble it is facing.

Hungry for Change

Hungry for Change

Grade(s):

4

Students examined the requirements associated with the National School Lunch Program, visited local schools, and interviewed a wide range of experts (operations staff, policy experts, registered dietitians, food vendors, and their Congresswoman).

Eye of the Storm

The Eye of the Storm

Grade(s):

11

Investigating the impact of Hurricane Sandy

Circus

The ABC's of Circus!

Grade(s):

K

Inspired by amazing circus performers, kindergarten students worked to create their own “little circus.” Through research, visiting professional circus artists, and facilitated discussion, students learned acrobatics, juggling, hula hooping, clowning, and balancing acts.

Plant the Seed

Plant the Seed

Grade(s):

6

A community garden project created by sixth-grade students at Metropolitan Expeditionary Learning School

The Color I Made Is Stunning

"The Color I Made Is Stunning!"

Grade(s):

Pre-K

Pre-kindergarten students at Capital City Charter School in Washington, D.C. worked on an intensive study about color mixing and the connection between colors and feelings.

Nutville

Nutville

Grade(s):

9

Liam, a student in a 9th grade Math 1 class at Berkeley High School in Berkeley, California created this video to fulfill an assignment for a product that would generate and show a connection between two sequences of n

The Amazing World Of Lobsters

The Amazing World of Lobsters

Grade(s):

3

Every year, third-grade students at Presumpscot Elementary School in Portland, Maine participate in a learning expedition on lobsters.

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