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.
“Fish Tales” was part of a yearlong integrated learning expedition in a first and second-grade classroom which focused on investigating their 150-gallon fish tank. The tank has a school of African Cichlids and a large Amazon Plecostomus living in it.
Students grappled with the challenge doctors face in collecting accurate self-reported information from children about their level of pain due to lack of communication skills, fear, anxiety, and discomfort.
In this invasive species case study, students researched and participated in hands-on experiences and then communicated their knowledge of invasive species that affect their area lakes, streams, and waterways.
In this interdisciplinary project, 7th-grade students looked at the essential question: “Should I eat that?” Inspired by student voices criticizing our school’s lunch program, students dove deeply into a holistic investigation about the food we eat.
In collaboration with renowned choreographer Heidi Latsky, students designed wearables for an installation for performers with a disability and which express aspects of the performer’s passion or character trait, or an experience they have had.