Interdisciplinary projects that live beyond the classroom

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.

Line Designs

Line Designs

Grade(s):

7

Seventh-grade students in regular Math 7 and Advanced Pre-Algebra classes at Pizitz Middle School created these designs for a project that helped students develop an understanding of geometric concepts such as measurement, symmetry, segments, angles, circles and regular polygons.

Dissections

Dissections - Emily

Grade(s):

10

Students created scientific journals during an expedition on evolution. This project gave them the opportunity to have a hands-on exploration of the animal kingdom and create a scientific journal with accurate diagrams and information like the ones kept by Darwin and Da Vinci.

Rocks, Gems, and Minerals

Rocks, Gems, and Minerals

Grade(s):

2, 3

Second and third-grade students at Rocky Mountains School of Expeditionary Learning produced this beautiful hardcover field guide as a result of their learning during their first expedition at RMSEL.

I Can Help

I Can Help

Grade(s):

7

The 7th Graders remind us that you don't have to stay silent when you see people being "othered." They give us all specific suggestions about how we can help.

Snakes Are Born This Way

Snakes Are Born This Way

Grade(s):

2

In 2012, a group of second graders in at the Conservatory Lab Charter School in Dorchester, Massachusetts redefined what it means to be academically courageous.

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