Interdisciplinary projects that live beyond the classroom

Design Principles

Design Principle Posters

Grade(s):

K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

The entire student crew at Arbor Vitae Woodruff Elementary School in northern Wisconsin participated in the creation of Design Principle posters for the school’s commons.

Are We There Yet?

“Are We There Yet?” Reflections on Classic and Modern Dystopia

Grade(s):

11, 12

AP English Literature students compiled a journal of commentary and fiction focused on the dystopia genre. Students read classics such as Brave New World, Harrison Bergeron, and Animal Farm.

Bugs Tell a Story

Bugs Tell a Story: Healthy Habitats Along the Genesee River

Grade(s):

K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

In effort to raise awareness of the state of a local river, GCCS K-5 classes developed a schoolwide expedition focusing on the health of the Genesee River in the spring of 2017.

Beauty of the Palouse

The Beauty of the Palouse

Grade(s):

4

The fourth-grade crew at Palouse Prairie Charter School embarked on a four-month long journey to write a story that had not yet been told. First, students learned about basic geologic processes to understand many different ways that geology shapes our world.

Call of the Wild Northwest

Call of the Wild Northwest

Grade(s):

3

In this science expedition, 3rd graders answered the guiding question, how do natural and human-made elements impact wildlife in the Northwest?

A Day in the Life of an Animal

A Day in the Life of an Animal

Grade(s):

3, 4

This book was created by the Centaurs (third / fourth graders) at Santa Fe School for the Arts & Sciences as the culminating project of an expedition that asked the question, “How do animals survive?” 

Don't Vote Don't Complain

Don't Vote, Don't Complain

Grade(s):

4

Fourth graders at Centennial Elementary, A School for Expeditionary Learning, studied voting rights and responsibilities and the history of the women’s suffrage movement. They analyzed Susan B. Anthony's characteristics as a leader and explored how leaders of change make a difference.

Inch By Inch

Inch by Inch, Row by Row, How does my Garden Grow?

Grade(s):

K

The Kindergarten Crew focused on plants during their Spring Expedition. The Spring Expedition included two case studies with three guiding questions:

Getting to Know H2O

Getting to Know H20

Grade(s):

1, 2

First and 2nd-grade crews at Palouse Prairie Charter School dove into a study of water. They learned about the states of matter and made connections to the different properties of water.  They conducted experiments to observe how temperature causes matter to change forms.

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