Interdisciplinary projects that live beyond the classroom

Ron Berger

Orientation Video

Grade(s):

12

This short orientation video gives our users basic tools to navigate our project collection with ease.  

Meals and Muppets

Meals and Muppets

Grade(s):

7

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.

Dogs in the Classroom

Dogs in School: Persuading the Principal

Grade(s):

1

First graders at Academy School in West Brattleboro, Vermont worked hard to persuade their principal to let them have a dog in their classroom.

Juxtapose

Juxtapose2

Grade(s):

7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

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.

Skills Vest

The Skills Vest

Grade(s):

7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

Students studied challenges people with Cerebral Palsy face—specifically, how people with Cerebral Palsy have trouble controlling/practicing their fine motor skills. Because of this, everyday clothing that contains zippers and buttons are difficult to put on.

Chicken Coop

Community Chicken Coops

Grade(s):

9, 10, 11, 12

Bertie County is home to a Perdue chicken plant, which means many farmers raise broiler chickens (up to 250,000 at a time!) for the company.

Wooden Spoons

Wooden Spoons

Grade(s):

9, 10, 11, 12

In the fall project for the 2015-2016 school year, high school students painstakingly designed, carved, and finished individual spoons or eating utensils that represented their family or personal identity.

Farmstands

Farmstands

Grade(s):

9, 10, 11, 12

Following the opening of the Windsor Farmers Market, the next class of 27 high school students wanted to build off of its success.

Tiny House

Tiny Homes for the Homeless

Grade(s):

9, 10, 11, 12

During the 2014-2015 academic year, 85 high school students from REALM Charter School identified affordable housing as a social challenge they wanted to tackle using community-based architecture.

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