Interdisciplinary projects that live beyond the classroom

Centaurtown

Centaurtown

Grade(s):

3, 4

During a yearlong expedition, the 3rd and 4th grade students at Santa Fe School for Arts and Science explored animal habitats. They started with the question, "What do animals need to survive?" During the first semester.

Erie Canal

How the Erie Canal Helped Rochester Grow

Grade(s):

3

During this expedition, 3rd-grade students at Genesee Community Charter School were taken on a journey through the development of the Erie Canal. They discovered the need of the canal because of the growing production of flour.

Staircases to Nowhere

Staircases to Nowhere

Grade(s):

9, 10, 11, 12

In the fall of 2015, High Tech High students designed staircases. They created scale models and full size "staircases to nowhere" around the school. Using play they designed a 1:10 staircase themselves.

Wildlife Clay Art

Wildlife Clay Art

Grade(s):

4

Students studied wildlife from the Colville National Forest in an expedition in their home classroom. The final product of the expedition included writing a narrative fiction about one of the wildlife they studied.

What Bird Am I?

What Bird Am I?

Grade(s):

3

This field guide features the frequently seen bird species of Rock Creek Park. The guide is formatted by first providing clues about the species, then revealing the species on the following page. Field marks and interesting facts about the birds are included.

Be The Change

Be The Change: A State-wide Literacy Program

Grade(s):

7, 8

Seventh and eighth grade students at Santa Fe School for the Arts and Sciences in Santa Fe, New Mexico created this book as part of a yearlong expedition called “Be the Change” with the guiding questions of “Can one person change the world?” and “Can one person make a difference?” 

Mobility Device

Mobility Device

Grade(s):

7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

NuVu students Noah Grunebaum, Stefano Pagani, Amit Nir and Mohammad Sayed participated in a studio called “Easing Cerebral Palsy.” In this studio students were challenged to design a device that would increase mobility for children with Cerebral Palsy, particularly for low-income users in under-r

Shared Space

A Shared Space: Biodiversity and the Tijuana River Watershed

Grade(s):

7

Seventh grade students at High Tech Middle Chula Vista created this book to discover and document the diversity of living organisms seen daily around their school.

Art is Painting Yourself

Grade(s):

Pre-K

Series of self-portraits with student responses to the prompt "art is..."

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